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Suzy’s Adopt Her Peeps Day

It was five years ago today that a nine year old ragamuffin dog adopted us. Suzy has been the apple of our eye ever since. Of course she has us well trained and we happily take her whims in stride.

She does a great job tending Mum's iris garden in front. It takes time and energy and Suzy expects to be well paid for her effort.

We love you Suzy and thank you for your gracious tolerance of our human ways.

 

Suzy’s Third Anniversary

It was three years ago today that my wife and I were adopted by a nine year old Sheltie mix named Suzy. (Suzy barks that she is a “Meltie”.) Soon after the death of her previous guardian, she was fostered with a family that had both large and small dogs, several cats, a few sheep and small grandchildren. Suzy had it made. Along with all the interaction with other animals and humans she had about all she could eat. After all the other dogs were fed and had their fill, Suzy, ever so helpful, would make sure the bowls were clean. She did not like to go on walks. Her only real exercise was running about in a large yard. She was a bit plump when we first saw her.

After three years, she still is a foodie (but a bit trimmer) and receives her three small meals a day. We are now trained to provide those meals at very specific times of the day, treats in a timely manner and go on walks moseys by the clock. As we all know, every plant, every blade of grass and each patch of asphalt holds pee mail from our companion’s friends and must be minutely interpreted before proceeding. Thus the moseys.

Every dog guardian is blessed with the unbridled and unconditional love of their canine companion(s), be they purebred, “Melties”, rescues or born to the manor. Every day we are thankful for Suzy, her love, her antics and her strict eating, mosey and treat timetable to which we have become accustomed. But in the background there is always the joy that we are able to give Suzy a second chance at living out her life in a loving home and be able to enjoy “running like the winds”, as she would bark.

As Suzy Barks

As Suzy barked, we say goodbye to an old year and hello to a new year. Sad and happy in the same moment.

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Remembering Freda

It was three years ago today that our beloved Freda crossed the Rainbow Bridge. This morning was a foggy morning, Freda’s favorite.

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Suzy and I went to our special place and took time to remember Freda.

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This is very similar to the last video of Freda.

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We miss our dear Freda very much.

 

HAPPY ADOPTION DAY!

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Two years ago this day our precious Suzy took it upon on herself to adopt us. Apparently, and luckily for us, we suited her needs. Suzy has continually stressed that a diva and a princess are not the same and have different demands. In return for our following precise instructions in meeting her wants and whimsies, she has condescended to become my mentor and art critic. Suzy and “Mum” are still sparring as to which one is the true queen of the castle. All in all it has been a glorious two years and we look forward to many more. Thank you Suzy for being you. 

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Suzy has a built-in clock.

Suzy ambles up to us at breakfast time, noon and five o’clock (1700 hrs) and stares at us. Her voodoo eyes bore into our souls commanding us to feed her. We can tell within the minute what time it is. We don’t need a clock.

The Cooling Delta Breeze

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A strong marine layer sitting off the coast of Northern California for much of this summer has kept our temperatures about ten degrees below the forecast highs. We’ve had a few days in the nineties and no hundreds so far, making this the coolest summer since our move here in 2003. Suzy certainly enjoys the wind.

A Year Ago Today

I was going to say something about Freda’s passing which took place on this day November last but I think I’ll just post what Suzy had to bark earlier today.

Today is the one year anniversarys of Freda’s crossing the Rainbow Bridge. I always wonders why I adopted the peeps I did. I may have found a clue.


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Freda

sD likes to drinks black and tans and after looking at the above photos, maybe it was fates.

Freda had a long distant relationship with an Aussie named Charlie.


Charlie. Freda always barked him “Charles”.

I hear that Charlie and Freda were quite an items. They were very close being so far aways from each other. They each even enjoyed smelling red hot pokers in their respective yards. Unfortunately, Charlie too crossed the bridge last August. It is nice to knows that they are now rompings together on the other sides of the Rainbow Bridge.

Everys day we walk to the same place where this film was shot. I can see why it was one of Freda’s favorite places. I love it too.

I know there is a hole in sD’s hearts but he tells me that I am doing a greats job of filling it. I think that is why he loves me so much and I loves him.

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Arrow-headed Flatworm

An arrow-headed flatworm/planaria found by Suzy and I in a nearby park yesterday.


Spanish 25 escudos coin for scale.

It certainly is not as long as this one Freda and I found in the same park two years ago.


About ten inches in length.

An interesting animal.

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