I thought I would introduce you to two members of my family today. I have two grown sons that are both married and out of the house. So now we have “dog children”……and they rule the roost! Some of the following pictures are very poor quality but at the time I was just snapping pictures and clueless about my future blog!
This is my most favorite picture of them. The taller gentleman in the back is Frank. We don’t know much about Frank’s history. We adopted him 3 years ago at Christmas time. He came to Indiana from South Carolina via a group of volunteers. He was rescued from a “kill” shelter. When we took possession of him he was heartworm positive and it was obvious he had had a rough life. We think he is about 10 years old. He is a corgi mix. He came through the heartworm treatment just fine. During an ultra sound for a bladder stone two years ago, it was discovered that he had been shot at some point in his life as he still carries the bullet. He is very eager to please and is a very good boy.
The gal in the foreground is Vanessa. She is also a rescue but from Holland, MI. She is a Welsh Cardigan Corgi. You may be more familiar with the other breed of Corgi with no tail and a little bit more compact body. There is a saying that goes something like this: “There are corgi’s with tails and there are the kind that live with the Queen”. I guess she is not destined to live at the castle with that tail of hers but she holds herself in quite high regard in spite of it! We often say, “It’s all about Miss Vanessa!” She is a herding dog and LOVES to chase things. She is somewhat of a cartoon character. She is six years old and was just over a year old when we got her.
Here she is in the summer grass, looking like a giant black and white Easter Rabbit.
And here she is staking a claim to the new chair. Always making a nest!
On a recent sunny but cold day, they were nesting on the couch in the living room.
Miss Vanessa loves babies. Here she is on the receiving end of a hug and a kiss from our grandson. Another favorite picture.
One of her favorite relaxation positions!!!
I had better end this dog slideshow as not to bore with my ramblings of the dog children in all their cuteness. I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of the Christmas season. Make a nest for yourself and your family where you can come together in the evening and enjoy each other and the warmth of your home. I have been doing a lot of nesting lately and am enjoying every minute of this hibernation period. Before I go, I would like to leave you with one last picture…..
Frank would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! He would also like to apologize for his glow-ball eyes…