To each his own. To me my own.

Boxton Love

Oh how I’ve missed my doggie lovin’. For years now, I’ve so yearned to have a dog again – I still have frequent dreams about my past furbabies. Everyone else’s dogs love the fact I’m still without, however – since they get extras whenever I’m around.

In fact, that’s what they refer to me as whenever I enter the room… The Extra. “Hey, Buddy!! Here comes The Extra!! Are YOU ready to RUMMMMM-BLLLLLE…???”

It seems as though I’ve always had a dog in my life, and I miss having one terribly. Just by pure happenstance, a certain picture got passed before me yesterday. I thought of nothing else all day long – this sweet little face that belonged to a Boston/Boxer Mix was like a slide that remained fixed in my blinders the entire day. The little pink ears and pads, his curious but loving eyes, the wrinkles on his kissable little head, and that strawberry character mark on those (yes, kissable again) characteristically boxer lips.

He’s a rescue, and he’s 3 years old – house-trained, all shots, good health, calm, friendly, good with kids, and has been described as a ‘social butterfly’ at the dog park. All 35 lbs of him. The original owners surrendered him due to finances, which is sad. Unfortunately we’re hearing of this more and more often.

I talked to the ‘rescuers’ this morning – good people. I won’t be able to meet him until Monday or Tuesday of next week since they’re going to the mountains this weekend. A good home is all anyone can ask for when it comes to our furbabies! The picture of this little boy has really stolen my heart like no other has the past few years… and this is the first dog I’ve actually called on. The only thing I’m concerned with is the possibility of him not getting along with Camille – of course that’s mandatory.

Is this not the most irresistible little boy you’ve ever seen??

I can’t wait to meet him.
(Just look at that little character mark….)


7 responses

  1. I hope the meeting next week goes well!

    February 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thank you, Thoughts! I can’t wait. 🙂

      February 19, 2011 at 9:25 am

  2. I miss having a dog, too. The dogs we had, and there were many over the years, all got along with the cats that lived in the house, too. We had mostly springer spaniels. This may be a breed that likes cats. I hope you will enjoy your new canine friend if you decide to bring him into your home. Blessings to you, Bonnie…

    February 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    • Bonnie

      Thanks,Carol Ann! I do hope to adopt this little boy… he already has my heart and I haven’t even met him. I will, however, be realistic in the fact that he may not jive well with Camille. Both cats I’ve had the past twenty years (including Cam) have gotten along well with dogs… so it’s all up to him. My hopes are high! 🙂

      Blessings to you…

      February 19, 2011 at 9:27 am

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  4. Helen

    Oh Bon, I do hope that things work out and you can get this cutie pie!! He stole my heart when I looked at his pic. Our Bowser-Boy is a rescue and he has more than stolen our heart! Eddie is head over heels in love with Bowser. He even came home the other day with a calender that only has Lahsa’s on it. Ed loves his Ciaro, but he is crazy-nuts in love with Bowser. I tell him “bet you’re glad I asked you to let me have him!” He’ll never give me credit for getting this dog here, but that’s ok. Eddie is what he is and I wouldn’t want him any other way. These Reynolds men are one of a kind! I’ll be praying that this cutie pie finds his “furever” home with you. Keep me posted. Love ya!

    February 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    • Bonnie

      Awww Helen, I’ll bet Bowser is a real GEM. I’d love to meet him one day! And yeah, I have to agree with you on that ‘Reynolds men’ thing – my sweet daddy is a one-of-a-kind too, and I wouldn’t change a thing about him ever. I’ll let ya know how it goes, love ya!!

      February 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

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