Having one senior dog is tough, having three? It really is a lot to deal with… but I wouldn’t part with even one of our oldies. Today’s challenge was to photograph something old. I jokingly asked my husband to pose for me after telling him what my challenge for today was, obviously he turned me down. 😉 I thought about snagging a snapshot of one of our antiques… in the end though, Lily-Ann’s idea won out. Sweets wanted his supper, Brandibuck wouldn’t sit still, so Thora it was. I’ll admit, I don’t like photographing her with my iPhone. It just doesn’t do her justice. She really is a gorgeous, gorgeous dog. I have a hard time believing she’s twelve. I remember the first time I saw her in person – after her trek with the underground railroad (traveling to us relay style driven bit by bit by volunteers like ourselves) – I broke down in tears. She really was the most beautiful puppy I’d ever seen, and to this day I’ve never met her equal… not in brains, drive, beauty, or spirit. She is a dog who is unmatched in every way, and I have been so blessed to have her as part of my life.
The light seems crazily yellow here… but that’s a camera phone for you. 😉
So, in less than a week Caesar has managed to push his way firmly into our little family. I have a feeling he may well be staying on past his engagement with the ladies. LOL Of course, I can’t say for sure one way or another just yet… but if I were to place a bet? It would be that he may very well have found his forever home. When kid-kid announces “I think he needs to belong to me, he just loves me TOO much”? Well… that says a lot. And what says even more? How about a quick iphone capture or two?
Well, Caesar arrived on his Westjet flight early this evening. Sweet little old man Chi. 😉 It’s been a while since we’ve had a senior Chihuahua in the house. And he already reminds me of Noelle…
There really is nothing like a wee little old Chihuahua. They’ve got such spunk, and are just the sweetest little things. I remember Noelle – near the end… couldn’t see, couldn’t hear, only had four teeth… but she was still determined to boss around the other dogs at her play group. Her silly tongue hanging out the side of her mouth, giving sideways kisses. I’d forgotten just how much I missed her until this silly old boy showed up with his sideways kisses.
And just like Noelle, Caesar is a total Daddy’s boy. Right from the moment they got off the plane – both of them instantly had a connection with Damon. Sure, I’ll do in a pinch… but Damon lights their faces right up. Nothing like the glow of an intensely happy Chihuahua, basking in the love of the person they’ve chosen as theirs. And I see that glow already on Caesar – even in the couple hours he’s been here.
Caesar was supposed to be coming here for his “last hurrah”. His sperm tested out well, and so he flew out here to sire some puppies this year. But I can’t help but wonder if he may also have found his retirement home with Damon – who appears to be the person of his dreams. 😉
Thora is our Lurcher (border collie x greyhound). She’s the most amazing dog I’ve ever had the privilege to know… and as a trainer and handler, I’ve known a LOT of dogs. Beautiful, smart, fast, soft. She made me a better trainer. The day she leaves our family behind will leave us all awfully empty.