First off if you are not a dog lover this post will not interest you. This won’t be fitness related, I won’t tell you how to lose fat, build muscle, or any of those things we are all obsessed with.
However, if you are a dog lover (and you are like me), then I suggest you keep reading and tell me about your dogs and share their stories here with me..
Jersey started out as a GoldFish. Well, let me back track a little. Jersey is our girl because I went out shopping for goldfish and came home with her. It was the best mistake I ever made >>Insert Jersey Pupply Pic <<
Jersey is now 6 years old. She loves to pretend that she is a person. In her mind she hates being treated like a dog. For example one time when we were driving across Newfounfland and our other dog Rommel Threw up in the back seat of our Xterra our poor girl jersey was traumatized. She was so dainty and embarresed just having to sit in the back with them even for a minute.
Jersey’s hobbies are trying to run away, get up on the couch and watch TV and of course pretend she is a person.
The next of our kids to enter our lives is Rommel.
Rommel started out as a cranky, angry bad ass puppy! When we first got him was a funny story. After driving 5 hours to get Rommel we arrive at the breeders house. Upon entering there was a cracky, barking, angry alpha male trying to come through the fence at me. He was only 8 weeks old but he as a bad ass! So I made a joke and said “who got the dog with the attitude” to which the breeder replied “That’s yours”. I thought I had my hands full! Boy was I wrong!
Rommel turned out to be a teddy bear (to those who know him). Rommel doesn’t have many friends, but the friends he has he loves and protects. He is my boy and he was the best money I could have ever spent. I always dreamed of having a german shepherd, and Rommel is beyond perfect.
Rommel’s hobbies include destroying kongs (aren’t they suppose to be unbreakable?), being a goof ball, Posing for the camera (He LOVES pictures), and herding our cats, and protecting our home from non friends ☺.
Next meet Becka aka Moopy
We adopted Becka about 2 years ago. She was an abused and mistreated dog. When we took her in she had bitten 3 people, spent most of her life in a kennel and had sores on her nose from wearing her muzzle almost all the time.
Becka was a very sad and mis understood dog.
Her previous owner was going to have her put down for biting people. She was neglected and not worth his time. Luckily for Becka Danielle stepped in and saved her and took her home.
She was a very difficult dog. Along with Weimerainers being a difficult breed Becka had severe aggression, mistrust, anxiety, and depression. She didn’t play, she didn’t relax. Becka had nothing, she hated everything and everyone.
I am glad to say that a lot of that has changed. Even though she is a work in progress
Becka’s hobbies consist of running outside (and on our Treadmill), wrestling and giving kisses. She even loves to cuddle. Going to bed and cuddling is the highlight of Becka’s day. As soon as she hears the TV goes off she runs straight to bed in excitement!
Never ever ever give up on a dog. You wouldn’t want anyone to give up on you.
Last is my little buddy Sam. Sadly Sam is no longer with us anymore due to a tragic accident he left us 2 years ago. Not a day goes by I don’t think or miss Sammy.
Sammy was also a rescue for Danielle and I. We took him in about 4 years ago. Before we took Sammy he was actually used to drag someone around in a cart (don’t ask about that one).
The person who had Sammy after he was rescued the first time could no longer take care of Sammy, so Danielle and I decided to take him in. It was a decision I made without hesitation.
Sadly Sammy left us too early, but I am happy knowing that the last 2 years of Sammy’s life he had a great time playing with our pack. We treated Sammy like gold and he will always be missed…..
Sammy’s hobbies included trying to run away, giving kisses, and lying on his back getting his belly rubbed as much as possible (and sometimes peeing on me because he loved it oh so much…. Not once did I mind cleaning up that pee….)
So there you have it, that’s our dog’s and our “Pack”.
I would love you to share your stories and pictures about your dogs (aka kids) so please take a few minutes and tell me a story or share a picture.
Tell me about your dogs…..