The trio looking soulfully at the skeletons on the railing. Is this what happens to bad dogs and cats? Is this what happens if Mommy doesn’t feed us for a few days? I am not sure I like these zoomies on my doorstep. What spooky decorations are you doing this year?
The trio in black and white. It’s not easy getting all three of them in a single shot and definitely not when they are all smiling. I love these three goofballs. When you have animals that all have significantly different personalities, a nice long walk helps them calm together. What makes you smile? A walk, a tummy rub, bacon???
Some people don’t think my dogs are bonded to each other because they are very independent souls. However, I find that Louise and Sofie are closer as they get older. Louise actually waits outside the door for Sofie to come run in the yard. Maybe its because she wants a playmate, but I think it is because she enjoys her company. Neither of them seems very bonded to Charles, who has been with us for 2 years this December. Maybe that is a size thing? However, the other day when Charles was yapping because he could not see us when we were outside by the water, Sofie ran to him and it kind of looked like she was telling him that everything would be ok. Maybe it is my anthropomorphizing dog intentions, but I do think they care for each other over caring for strangers.
If you would like to read more about bonding, check out my post on the issue. Is your pet bonded to another animal? Is she/he bonded to you?
Happiness is a warm batch of grass. I love to see Sofie smile. With all her anxiety and arthritis, it makes me so happy when she can catch a moment of joy. Usually, that is rolling in some grass somewhere. Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday.
This was Sofie circa 2014 about the same time of year. The river looks the same but the bulkhead is now natural shoreline. Though it is humid and still warm many days, the nights are getting cooler and the fall rains have moved in. I am sure next week we will see very high water from Hurricane Florence (named after my Mom). It has been many years since Hurricane Isabel had a 7-foot surge and wiped out the playground and dock. I wonder what Florence might bring? We are seeing unprecedented changes year after year in water level. Who knew that weather would become it’s own TV channel and that we would watch it and listen to it endlessly.