Britney: Queen of Cedar Lane
Our little princess came from Chicago. I was looking online one night and saw this cute little dog that was up for adoption by Shorewood Rescue. Got it mixed up with ShoreVIEW, Minnesota, and thought it was local. The dog was in Chicago and was brought in relays by volunteers to St. Paul, where we picked her up. This is what was on the website:
Relinquished to an animal shelter for unknown reasons, she was adopted and thought she had found her forever home. Earlier this summer, however, drivers witnessed a woman throw Britney out of a moving car. Fortunately, she was not injured, but did need medical attention for issues caused by neglect. According to the vet clininc where she was brought, witnesses provided information that led to the arrest (Yeah!) of this unbelievably cruel and heartless woman.
The problems we have had with her is that she will eat anything in sight so we have our garbage under the sink and in an ice cream pail on the counter. Not
much of a sacrifice on our part for all the pleasure she gives us.
This is the picture that was on the website. How could anyone not love that
Britz considers it her job to sit in the window and guard our circle from falling leaves, squirrels, rabbits and neighbors going to their mail boxes. When the mail man or UPS driver stops in front, she takes off like a Lear jet and frantically runs between the front door and the patio door. The patio door is her only exit from the house except for car rides.
Britney's favorite lap…Lyle's.
Gabby: The Bone Collector
Gabby is a little cutie who was running around town on the loose. She was picked up by the police and put in Perfect Paws Rescue in Montevideo. She is a friendly little dog and loves to be close to her family when she's inside, but her favorite place is outdoors. She sits on the cushion on the bench on the patio and watches the traffic and people go by all day long. If she gets tired of the cushion, she goes into her dog house, but right in the doorway so she doesn't miss anything. Scott has a hard time getting her to come inside at night when it's warm, but during the cold weather she likes it where it is warm.
From time to time we bring a bone to our little granddog, but unlike Britz, Gabby doesn't gnaw on them. She buries them. When she's
indoors, she hides them. You never know when you'll find a lump under the cushion when you sit down and discover a bone. She is so funny
hides them. She tries to look away and be casual, like nothing is going on. When she thinks no one is looking, she sneaks away to bury the
bone. She doesn't bury them all though. One night Scott
woke up to a grinding noise at the end of the bed. He is a sound sleeper so at first he thought someone was gnawing on his toes, but it was just Gabby enjoying a bone she'd
taken out of hiding.
Brody: A Dog for All Seasons
Brody came all the way from Iowa to become part of Sandy's family. He is a friendly dog and loves everyone. For some reason, he is not a grandma dog and the first time I come in the door he barks like I've come to kidnap the kids. Once he has a couple of sniffs, he's ok …until the next trip. Then we start all over again. I am not too offended because he does the same thing with Grandma Sue when she comes. He must have had a bad experience with an older, good-looking woman. <smile>
With Grampy it is a whole different story. Never met a dog he didn't like nor one who didn't like him. Brody is a big dog and when Grampy visits he becomes a "lap dog." It can be kind of a shock if you're not looking and he sails over the arm of the chair into your lap.
Brody loves being outside and especially likes his long daily walks, no matter what the weather. He is also the family watch dog and sits on a chair by the dining room window keeping guard over his domain.
Dogs are God's way of apologizing