To maintain my Manly Man reputation, I will lead you to believe that celebrating Valentine’s Day, well, it’s mushy. The whole kiss thing, lovey dovey stuff seems artificially elevated for one day in February.
However, if you read between the fur, you will learn the truth; I love when Mom gives me lovies. Before GRSF rescued me, I … too painful to write about… let’s say I did not receive lovies. Here are the lovely things Mom does with me:
She stops everything when I nuzzle her a certain way and gives me a short massage and tells me how much she loves me in a soft voice.
She understands when I’m too scared to leave the house.
She will take me out at whatever time my courage returns to keep me comfortable.
She makes sure I receive yummy, healthy kibble, delicious dental treats and tidbits when she cooks.
She pampers me during spa day with special treats and manly man smelling shampoo.
She opens the windows for me when we ride in the car, even if she would prefer the a/c.
She brought JJ into the house so I did not stay an only dog after Koko passed.
She generously transcribes my thoughts for my blog posts.
She brings us to places where we can run leash free and have play dates.
For all these reasons and more, I love you Mom.
Jetty? Yes Mom. May I write a bit? Sure, go ahead.
Your list brought tears to my eyes. You and I truly bonded after about 10 months. I’m so grateful to have you in my life. You possess equal parts humor, sweetness, kindness, and energy. My list would occupy pages and pages; I’ll continue to tell you and show you how full my heart feels every day. Happy Valentines Day my boy, I love you, too!
Mom told my Auntie Liz more about the GRSF reunion last night. I heard Auntie Liz laugh when Mom shared about the agility course. You see, the park had agility toys for us. Mom thought I would just love to walk up this climbing thing and run down the other side. Since I only wore my collar, she held it firmly to keep my attention and sweetly spoke encouraging words with her “You can do it, Jetty” attitude. Ok, I figured I would climb the first section to give Mom some pawsitive reinforcement. As expected, she praised my success and encouraged me to continue. Judiciously (vocabulary expansion), I walked up sections 2-4 until I reached the apex. Mom congratulated me big time. She and I were on top of the world… until I layed down and began to do the backwards slide. Mom tried to slow me down with no luck; I slid right back down onto the dirt.
JJ happened to pass by so Mom figured she would attempt the climb with her. Little Miss Show Off barely needed Mom’s guidance, she trotted to the apex and posed for pictures. JJ must have had gymnastic training before joining us because she jumped right off hitting the ground trotting like “no big deal!” hmpf… She didn’t make dirt angels! Jetty, each being finds activities right for them; I was so proud of you for trying while the park bustled with K9s and people.
Miss Sharon from the Rescue sold beautiful Golden Greeting cards to Mom. The proceeds help GRSF with their vet bills. Ask her to write you a letter so you can see the cards.
Lots of humans wanted to meet Boozer and his family. His dad puts really cool pictures and stories of Boo on the GRSF facebook page. I heard lots of clicks from Boozer’s dad’s camera; can’t wait to see the results online.
Oh, two of the Christmas puppies attended the reunion. I watched one of the puppies play with some pals in the dirt. He ended up looking like a Dalmatian instead of a golden! Bet he took a long bath Saturday night. JJ and I deferred Spa Day until yesterday because of the late return home and subsequent nap. Mom wanted me to let you know that it took double the shampoo on my back and belly from my artistic dirt expressions.