Over the summer, Marvin and Mindy were camping with their family.
Mindy is a very spirited dog who has a tendency to walk Marvin herself. (Maybe she really doesn’t understand that she’s a dog too….) Nevertheless, it’s a rare sight for the two of them to be on leash in the vicinity of each other and to be well behaved.
It just so happened for one fraction of a second that all went well. A passer by happened to spot them and asked if she could take their picture.
Could it be that Marvin and Mindy’s picture will appear somewhere? Will they achieve fame and fortune? Should they start practising their autographs?
(Marvin is on the left, Mindy is on the right.)
I recently had my very first birthday. My Mom gave me a big bone and a hug. She makes me happy. It did get me thinking about the past year I have had….
When I was small I remember meeting my people parents for the first time, I was sooo excited to meet them that I ran right up to the man and nibbled his toes; I wanted them to pick me over my puppy sister and brothers because I knew these were my people. (It worked too because they picked me.)
My people parents are awesome! They always say how cute I am. I am a beautiful boy, my mommy says. My daddy is a bit more strict with rules but I have learned that if I look at him with my eyes he can’t be mad at me anymore. They play with me all the time with all my toys. I go for walks with them; some are long and some are short. I love car rides now that I am old enough to look out the window (but only when we drive slow). I can smell so many different things when I sniff out of them and my ears flap in the breeze.
My big brother Horton is now my best buddy. He didn’t like me much when I first got here. But I grew on him. Now we play all the time. Plus I learned how to get him going just right. I do tend to tease him just a little bit. I have other play buddies too. Lego comes to stay with us sometimes; he was bigger than me last summer but now that I am all growed up, I can have more fun with him now. Mindy and Marvin are my camping friends, I can’t wait until we go camping together again.
I went to the vet doctor a few times to for my vaccinations, to get…what was the word they used … neutered. A while ago my ears got really sore and we had to go see the vet doctor again. The doctor also took my blood for a heartworm test. I didn’t like that; it hurt!
Overall I had a great first year. I’ve learned so many things and seen a lot of different stuff. I’m as happy as can be with my daddy, mommy and Horton.
Last weekend, I was out visiting Mindy’s house and I happened to catch Miss Mindy “at work.” Her big brother Marvin was outside on his leash and Mindy was “walking” Marvin. (I don’t know if she realized that Marvin was already being walked by someone else, but, good job Mindy girl….I think?)
Marvin has some adjustments to make after his adoption. His primary new mommy was a teenager looking for a companion puppy for her family. They found three-year-old Marvin and he harmoniously took to the ladies of his new family with no problems. The male owner, not so much. Though not his favourite person at first, over time they were able to work it out and have since become friends.