But he always comes to me
And demands what he wants, you see
Remembering that I have sway
Knowing the kids are a call away
So my dog is aware that I can’t get up as often lately (health just plummeted) but he also knows that I’m a lot faster at getting the kids to do something that he needs or wants than if he went to the kids by himself. So Vincent will come and bark at me the different barks he has for when he needs food, water, or to go outside.
Or if he wants to cuddle, but not with me for some reason.
I was surfing the internet on my niece’s tablet and I came across a post where a boy’s dog made sure he continued breathing through the night (because he slept differently.) I thought about my dog, Vincent. He doesn’t do anything like that with me.
But two nights ago he wouldn’t come in after going out and it was snowing too hard to leave him out all night. I was worried he’d force the garage open and worried about the rabbits. Finally I went out to see what he kept trying to take me to (because he was doing that luring thing that I do when I want him to follow me.)
The garage door had been left open on accident.
Vincent was worried about the rabbits too.
So I am grateful for my smart dog and how much he cares about the animals here.
Check out the original Thankful Thursday.
There is nothing as precious as watching your nephew’s new kitten playing with the dog after, for the first time, hiding behind that dog and seeking safety from another cat.
Cory’s kitten, Loki was running away from my cat, Usako and hid behind our dog Vincent. I have pictures but can’t get them from my phone just yet, probably will tomorrow.
After Loki realized he’d hid behind someone he was usually afraid of, they then spent ten or so minutes playing (and it was actual playing.)
Sadly, Loki’s sister Freya is still afraid of Vincent even though I can tell Loki is trying to convince her that he’s an okay guy.
Sister Freya, mine
Vincent is really nice, see
How well he protects
I find that I am
Often needed right here
To hold my own dog
Seriously, if he’s awake and in the house, he demands all kinds of attention, up to and including demanding that I hold whatever bone he’s currently gnawing on.
Today I am grateful for a few of things:
For my neighbors who kept my dog in their yard after he got out and went for a lovely sprint.
For the end of NaNoWriMo and the fun it was.
For my friends coming to visit me on my farm for the afternoon.
For my nephew leaving me some chips to have with my lunch today.
If you want to see more things people are grateful for, check out the original Thankful Thursday.
For all that Vincent likes to chew up our shoes (we’ve lost at least ten so far and not all from the same pair…), he doesn’t chew on any of our power cords.
For that, I am grateful.
Check out the original Thankful Thursday. (Will update link at some point in my life.)
Today I’m grateful for the simple and profound friendship between Vincent and Iris.
image: Vincent and Iris; from martha0stout’s phone
Those two are adorable to watch.
Check out the original Thankful Thursday. (I will link this week’s new post once I’m able to get it up.)