Louise is one of those dogs that likes to cross her legs. I don’t think that I have ever seen Sofie or Charles with crossed legs. I think it is a long legged animal thing. There is actually a scientific name for it (of course there is – Bark Out Loud), it is called ‘polite paws.’ Really, look it up.
My wonderful Louise, aka Lulu Belle, turns 11 today. She is just such a wonderful soul. I really enjoy her company. She is patient with the cats and tolerates Sofie and Charles very well. She loves to have Mom all to herself on morning walks and it seems like the only time that I really see her smile. Except for this picture above. She had the biggest smile that day. Usually, she is more like the picture below.
“Why are you making me sit here in front of the roses, Mom? Grump, grump, grump. Let’s just keep walking.”(Don’t my wild roses look great for late fall? They really had a second burst.) I just love this dog.
You know when your animals are happy and when they are not. Louise was in the happiest of moods when I took this shot. She wanted something, of course, usually a treat. I love to see them smile. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Louise has her favorite spot under the rhododendrons by the pool. For some strange reason, if I am outside, she wants to be outside, no matter how hot it is. I have to force her to go inside to the AC. Silly dog.
I just love Louise. She has that quiet dog energy. You know what I mean. She is sitting there next to you, and you hardly know she is there, and she will only bother you if there is something she needs (like a cookie :-)). Happy Black and White Sunday!
We all have to share everything at the Zoo. Mom does not like possessiveness or growling. Most of the time the little guy takes the toys and lies on them. But sometimes, Miss Louise, in all her patience and general niceness, has had enough and takes back what is hers (she was first dog in this current pack). All in a day’s fun.