…and yet another reason for me not to have guilt about Taryn letting Berk lick the occasional puff before she eats it 🙂 Nice!
As if you couldn’t tell from my last post I am a little down today but I have to say these pictures made me smile and reminded me that sometimes looking at things from a different perspective is a good thing!Little Friends Photography
This about sums up what has been going on in my house recently! As I may have mentioned Taryn is crawling now and Berk seems to think she is his new personal playmate. He is constantly in play position with his butt in the air nudging her tummy with his nose as she crawls by as if to say…. “hello? play with me!”!! Too bad she thinks she is way to cool for that and just shoves him out of the way….so the attitude begins! Ha!Shop the Itty Bitty
A friend of mine, Kimberly and her husband Dave have entered the Mutt Lynch Winery wine label contest with a beautiful painting in honor of their Rhodesian Ridgeback “Buster” who passed away suddenly on March 21st due to an enlarged heart. Below Kimberly shares few thoughts on Buster. If their label is selected as the winner they are going to auction the original painting and donate the proceeds to a charity that benefits our four-legged “best friends.”
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“Buster’s enlarged heart was the inspiration for Dave’s painting; Buster was a gentle and wise soul who lived and died with one of the biggest hearts we’ve ever loved. We are sooo grateful for the nearly 13 years we got to call him our Baby Blake, and will forever cherish the lessons we learned from him and the memories we created together.
Buster could be very “naughty” while growing up, especially during the “separation anxiety days” (try 18 months!)…He was so naughty that he would have tagged the walls of our house if he could have, just as “he” did in this painting. He wasn’t an angel then, but most certainly is now.”
Rebecca Frankel writes a weekly war-dog feature for ForeignPolicy and recently did a stunning photo essay on dogs of war. Below are a few photos featured in the essay. Along with each photo she shares interesting stories and tid-bits about dogs of war including the following excerpt from the essay:
“Not only are these dogs fierce assault weapons, they are loyal guardians. When Private First Class Colton Rusk was shot after his unit came under Taliban sniper fire during a routine patrol in Afghanistan, Rusk’s bomb-sniffing dog, Eli, crawled on top of his body, attacking anyone — including Rusk’s fellow Marines — who tried to come near him. Rusk did not survive the assault, but Eli was granted early retirement so he could live with Rusk’s family.”Foreign Policy
I have had the unhappy luck this month to learn of two amazing dogs passing away and my heart goes out to their families. Of course without fail my thoughts always turn to Berk whenever I hear such news. I recently came across this interesting way of capturing that “one of a kind” feature each dog has….their nose print. What do we think of it? I am not sure I would wear it as a necklace but I would love to wear it on my charm bracelet!!rockmyworldinc
I apologize that I have been missing the past few weeks. I have been traveling quite a bit and the change in weather has had me hunkering down. I wanted to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. J and I have many things to be thankful for this year and we hope that you will all take some time to tell the people in your life you are thankful for how much they mean to you. I know Berkley would be VERY thankful for this fun Turkey toy with detachable legs! Yum! 🙂Dixie Dog