Anyone who knows me knows that my pups are pretty important to me and source of great joy in my life.  Ever since I started living on my own I have had at least one dog.  For a while, whilst I lived in Texas with my big backyard and house I was actually up to 3 dogs and a cat.

In the more recent ears (until about 5 years ago) I had just one dog and a cat.  Boeing (dog) & Milo (cat).  Boeing & Milo loved each other and were great friends and playmates.

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Then Sky joined our life!

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Sky Boeing & Milo all got along perfectly!  There was a little period of getting to know each other for Milo (the cat) and Sky.  But both quickly accepted one another.  Boeing never had a problem with Sky.  Boeing was about 14 years old when I got Sky who was still essentially a puppy .  Sky was about a year old when I brought her home.

When Boeing passed away it became very obvious that Sky did not like to be left alone and so I found a puppy for us all on  Zulu was about 8 weeks old when we picked him up and has proved to be the perfect complement to our family.  Zulu has always been completely comfortable being left at home when I have to go to work or other places and as such has made Sky more comfortable being without me.  Sky and Zulu bonded instantly and they just live to love one another and enjoy life!

Dogs love and give so unconditionally that they are truly a terrific example for us humans who can sometimes get caught up in petty differences!  Thanks Sky, Zulu & Boeing for always being so loving to one another and to me.  Love is reflected in Love and they live and express that idea unconditionally!

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One of the special things about Zulu is the way he seems to know exactly which people to approach for love and which dogs to approach.  I have seem him run up towards people with his tail wagging only to realise before getting to close that they weren’t dog people and turn around without hurt feelings as though he had never even headed their way.  He reads people 2015-11-12 11.38.04-3
and dogs amazingly well and one of his dear friends from the day he met her is Tilly, the harbourmasters’ dog.  Tilly is at least 12-13 yr old and from the day he met her Zulu has always rushed up to her and showered her in kisses.  Tilly has been having a rough go of it for the past couple of years but more often than not, Zulu’s adoration perks Tilly up and at times she even runs to greet him too!

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I am so blessed to have these pups in my life and grateful for all the good times and even the challenging times.  They weren’t the perfect dogs out of the box and they are still very individual.  They are good dogs and rarely get in trouble or get me in trouble 🙂

4 Responses

  1. Jill Gooding says:

    What a beautiful tribute to all dogs, and very particularly to these dogs! Such a special account.

    Thanks so much for sharing it!


  2. ibdunn says:

    Thank you – -and I know Digby just as precious 🙂

  3. susieshy45 says:

    I love you for posting this. I can know of your love for all creatures great and small through this post. It was an inspiring post and especially the unconditional love shown by Zulu.
    I am glad things are working out for all four of you and that Zulu is great at keeping Sky occupied while you go to work. I am troubled by the same when I go to work leaving my cat alone at home.

  4. ibdunn says:

    Thanks Susie. I’m so grateful for the examples of true unconditional love that dogs in general show. I am if course especially grateful for Sky and Zulu.

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