Hi…I’m home! If you follow me on Instagram (@cynthiajanine) you have seen some of my pictures from the last two weeks of traveling. Mr. D and I took off in our car and drove 5000 miles visiting family and some places we have been wanting to see. I will post about or vacation soon. I have been trying to get back into the swing of things since we have been back and I feel like it’s a little slower this time. My age? or all those miles?!
Today is National Dog Day so I wanted to introduce you to the two little fur babies that run our household. We jump for their every little need and shower them with kisses everyday. Tell them where I am going every time I walk out the door and when I will be back. They are very good at letting me know when someone is at the door and I never have to wonder when it’s time for dinner. They make our home complete.
“People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.”
― Ashly Lorenzana
This is Lucy. She is a long hair/wire hair dachshund. She is our oldest and just turned 12 yesterday. This is what she likes to do best, if there is a blanket somewhere she will find it. She especially likes it if you cuddle with her, too. She loves to walk the perimeter of the yard looking for frogs and if she finds one her tail goes crazy in a circle.
She absolutely goes crazy when it’s someones birthday or a holiday. She will wait until we say okay and then will tear into a package. Here she is patiently waiting this past Christmas morning.
This is Mia. She is a Bichon Poodle. She will be 2 in December. She is the smartest little thing. Literally potty trained in 8 days…in the snow! She will play for hours and fetch is a favorite. She is just now getting to where she wants to cuddle. She is a pro at high-five and will give you kisses when asked. She thinks her older sister is the best and always waits for Lucy to finish eating before she will eat.
Here she is as a baby. Sometimes I miss this size, but now she doesn’t fit through the fence so things are a lot easier.
“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”
― Agnes Sligh Turnbull
This is Zoe. She was 7 when she went to Heaven almost two years ago in December. She was my baby. There was just something about her from the moment I held her at 8 weeks old. There was an instant connection. She was a long haired dappled dachshund. She followed me everywhere and was with me constantly. She got kidney disease and was very sick. It was a hard decision, but was super hard to see her not loving life anymore. Yes. I believe she is in Heaven. I mean…why not???
“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson
Mark Lowry tells us that all dogs go to Heaven. He is quite funny…enjoy!
“Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.” Psalms 36:6 NIV