Sunday, August 30, 2009
A Boy's Best Friend
Two years ago, we got a puppy. A soft, snuggly, little golden puppy who we named Drake. Before Drake, we had a sweet dalmation named Daisy who lived more than 12 happy years. She was an outside dog and spent her days keeping watch over the farm, barking at the mailman, the milkman, and the gas man. She was in charge, but was still sweet and loved to be pet and would nudge her nose under your arm and rest her head on your lap. She wasn't a very child-friendly dog, mostly because she got old and had arthritis and was a little sensitive, but she was Cliff's Dog and she'll always have a special place in our hearts.
When we moved into our current house, we didn't have a dog, but knew we wanted one! We got Drake just three weeks after we moved into the new place. Drake was Cliff's new dog and was going to be a hunting dog. An active, determined, obedient hunting dog. Drake is a hunting dog, but he's a lovable, smushable, kissable, gentle-tempered dog that is the perfect pet for a lovable, smushable, kissable, gentle-tempered baby boy. Just look at how much these two love each other!