Hi everyone! Since this blog is supposed to be about “Dog Tales” I told Cindy that it was about time I added my 2 cents. Not all of you have met me so I thought I would start with some background about myself.
I joined Cindy and Charlie in the spring of 1998 as a young puppy so if you do the math you can tell that I am now a mature 11 year old girl. There were already 3 German Shepherd Dogs living with them when I joined the family. As you can see from this picture the shepherds kind of hung together and didn’t think much of me. That might have been because I was just a few months old at the time this picture was taken.
Greta and Steffi were senior citizens by then and weren’t much fun to play with although I always enjoyed just hanging out with Steffi. She and I were great friends. Yenna who was the youngest of the bunch at just a couple of years old at the time. She and I used to have fun playing together, especially in the winter of 1999 when we had a really big blizzard. I love to play in the snow and still do! It’s fun to stick my head under the snow to search for rodents. I still do it today when there is snow on the ground! Yenna just thought I was crazy because the snow is so cold.
I had a few fun years with the shepherds, but I have been an only dog for almost 7 years now. Sometimes I miss my canine friends, but I sure do enjoy all the love and attention I get from Cindy and Charlie. According to them I am the best snuggling dog they have ever had and now that I am such a mature lady I am really a trouble free dog. Charlie and I have a special bond. He loves to play in the yard and I enjoy helping him.
He calls it gardening, I call it exploring. The other activity that Charlie and I enjoy doing together is playing fetch with the Frisbee. I have a great frisbee that is soft so it doesn’t hurt my teeth when I catch it. Charlie doesn’t let me play too much any more because he worries that I am getting too old and doesn’t want me to get hurt. Even at 11 I can still catch that Frisbee in mid-air as long as he makes a good throw.
It takes a lot of concentration, but most of the time I am successful.
I have a funny thing I do when I bring the frisbee back to Dad. After I catch it I like to put it on the ground and fold it in half. I hate to carry that thing while it’s flopping around in my face.
Recently I was helping Charlie with his gardening and Cindy came out when he was almost done and took some video of me. I was working hard at keeping Charlie safe from anything that might be in the yard (except Cindy of course). It is hard work, but someone has to do it. Check out the video of me below. You can also watch an extended version if you have a bit more time. It’s just a couple of minutes longer…you know how difficult it is to cut any time from footage of your favorite pet.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know me. I enjoyed sharing my story with you and hope to be back soon.