Last Sunday, Cary and I brought home this sweet little guy, Johnny D. (or J.D.) You can read all about that by clicking here. As Cary was giving into the idea of getting another dog, I threw in that J.D. would be our Valentine's Day gift to each other. I didn't realize that he really would turn out to be a true gift of love.
This little dog has been such a blessing. He came to our home bringing so much love in his little heart. In addition, he is so well-behaved (thank you, Kylie, for raising him right.) You would think that Johnny D. is 4 or 5-years-old instead of 14 months.
It has been fun to watch Dana become his mother and train him up to proper house rules. We kept his leash on him until yesterday, so that we could catch him more easily if the front door was open. The leash also helped with getting him to follow our requests. Dana knows that he isn't supposed to go out front, and herds him away from the door. She also figured out that she could step on his leash to make him stay. Dana began to take advantage of that though, even if we were in the back of the house and stepping on his leash was unnecessary. She is pretty darn smart. She traps him down with her front paw and licks his face and cleans his ears. He kisses her back. It is heartwarming to watch. She knows this guy is here to stay.
My friend April stopped by on Tuesday with her dogs to visit for a bit. Dana was dismayed to have to go out into the backyard, but we didn't want Willie Nelson to be accidentally stepped on during all the excitement.
I call the picture above small (5lb. Willie Nelson), medium ( 8lb J.D. aka: Johnny D.) and large (12 lb. Dixie). Gigantic (70 lb. Dana) is in the photo below.
We are grateful to have found the perfect little boy to complete our family. How about you, do you have any furbabies that give you love all year round?
Hope that you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
~ Kathy M.
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