Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D - Dog: Biscuit

I read a post the other night while checking out other blogs participating in the A-Z Challenge and I read about a family losing their 15-year-old-dog. I was in tears by the end of the post. It was so sweet and so sad. "D is for dog" was on my mind so I thought I'd write about my dog, Biscuit, today.

I am a cat person. :)

I really am, but I have a daughter who is very allergic to cats so we can't have any in the house. I even have to carry around medicine just in case she comes into contact with a cat. We really can't have one. Sad for me. Of course, this allergy-prone girl also loves animals of all kind so we wanted her to have a family pet. Last year for Tara's 8th birthday we gave her a rescued puppy. Biscuit was about 6 weeks old when we got her.

One happy girl and one tired puppy on their way home for the first time.

Everyone got to help with dog duty. (Here's Katie taking Biscuit out.)Biscuit was so small when she came to us that she couldn't even climb the stairs leading to the front door. Curbs were even a challenge.
She was tiny!

She settled in and loved cuddling up to anything soft...any material would do.(We should have realized that meant many of our fluffy items would be decimated over the coming year.)

Biscuit grew and grew and grew. Here she is enjoying the beginnings of a light snow.Yep, she has a shock collar which we use most often to "beep" (an audible sound) to remind her that she wants to obey.
Can we stay stubborn! 
She got so used to the beep that we now can point any remote towards her (Collar remote, TV remote, etc)and she will obey, but only if she's wearing the collar.
She's a smart one.

She is very alert and always on the lookout. Here she's looking for her buddies, the horses.

After fighting for dominance she and Faelyn (my daughter's dog) take a time-out.

Her naps very often occur on furniture she knows she's not supposed to be on. Can you see the attitude? She will lazily move to her bed when told, but if you leave the room for awhile, you'll get to shoo her off again. She lives for cushiness!

I absolutely LOVE my dog. She can be a handful, but nothing beats being greeted by Biscuit after a long day at work. She tolerates a lot of harassment by all of us, but shares the love freely. She is loyal and a great companion. She will spend hours with me in the sewing room, albeit, on the guest bed, but she loves her momma and momma loves her. I never would have thought I'd love a dog like I do, but she's stolen my heart.

I admit that I've had a night or two sitting watching tv and silently crying while petting my dog. The first time my husband asked, "What's wrong?" I had to admit that I don't look forward to the day Biscuit dies. She's only a year old, but I know our time together will not be long enough. Sappy, huh! Don't worry my man just rolled his eyes at me. :) He helps this emotional girl keep it real! 

To all the dog-lovers out there, I'm sorry I gave you a hard time for so long. I get it now.

D IS for Dog.


Ridges & Ripples said...

Oh my goodness, I forgot how little she was!!! She just seems so big now! Love the time out pic of our two dogs!

Joyce said...

Total dog lovers here so I get it too. I'm allergic to cats.

Nikki said...

Aww she's gorgeous and Biscuit is such a sweet name! Someone from my village also has a dog named Biscuit and it sounds so cute when they call it out :) I liked this post very much, I can't believe how tiny she was! I've been in tears before, thinking about when my dog dies, they become such beloved companions, so quickly, don't they?

Nikki – inspire nordic

Nel said...

What a great post, that is probably one of the reasons I do not have a dog myself. My hubby's niece has one, but I try to distance myself so I do not become attached to it. I miss my dogs!
Biscuit looks like he is a mess, I love a dog with attitude! lol
until next time... nel

KarenG said...

Aw, Biscuit is a real cutie!

Nice to meet you and I hope you're enjoying the Challenge.

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gail said...

One of the reasons I don't have pets is because I get so emotionally attached. I still grieve for my cat, Reepicheep, and she has been gone for about ten years.

Brenda said...

I love your remote story. That is too funny! Point and obey, right?!

Jessica said...

I'm still in the cat camp. I don't mind dogs and had a cocker spaniel growing up that I adored but I can't say I'd have one again.

My husband and sister-in-law are VERY allergic to cats, as well, but we found this amazing hypoallergenic breed, Siberian, that is fuzzy and cute and not at all allergy-spreading. My husband can live with her with no problems and my sister-in-law can stick her face right down in the cat's fur with no consequences. Wonderful for all of us cat-lovers!

A to Z Blogger & SF/Fantasy Writer @ Visions of Other Worlds

Danielle L Zecher said...

What a great post, and a super cute dog! I know what you mean about worrying about when they're gone, just thinking about my dog being gone makes me cry.

J. Burroughs said...

Hi! Visiting from the A to Z Challenge. I LOVE dogs! They truly become deep-set parts of our lives. Great post; thanks for sharing!

g-girl said...

oh she was such an adorable puppy! she's only a year old? she's still a baby. you'll have plenty of time together. :)