Pure joy chasing the geese!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Like most people, I give human emotions and characteristics to my dog. I got Sandy right after I graduated from college. For several years it was just me and Sandy. She slept in the bed with me and went everywhere with me. When I got married, she did not seem interested in sharing the house with some strange smelling man. Many nights, Jason would get up to use the restroom and Sandy would have hopped up in the bed only to take his place. He would do everything in his power to make her move, but she would plant herself on his pillow. Many nights during our first year of marriage, Jason ending up sleeping on the couch because Sandy would not move.
A couple of years later we added our second dog Maggie to the household. Maggie can be a bit of an attention hog. If Sandy is getting some playtime and affection, Maggie butts her way in and pushes Sandy out of the way.
After a few years with Maggie, we then had Emma. Emma chases Sandy, tries to sit/ride on her, teases her with Graham Crackers and grabs her tail. I often think Sandy is cursing me because of all the new people and animals I added to our once duo of girl and dog. In this photograph Sandy is giving me a look that confirms all those feelings I portrayed upon her. Emma is having the time of her life and Sandy seems to be saying "why the %$*# did you do this to me?"