As someone who grew up with pets, in my adult years, they were not, generally, a part of my life. Now, my kids are grown, the nest is empty and my wife and I wanted a pet.
We fenced the yard for protection and to keep a yard dog in. After much thought and discussion, one day I stopped at a kennel, near our house, to see there pups. Well, I fell in love with a little brown, red nosed pit bull. Told the kennel owner that I would be back, when my wife got off work, left, called my wife and told her of my find. We met at the kennel that afternoon and after spending some time looking at the pups and talking with the kennel owner, we purchased a pup. Got him registered and he became known as “Shadow” because he followed me everywhere.
A couple of months passed, our wedding anniversary arrived and my wife and I went shopping for her a pup. After checking several kennels, we found Shih Tzu pups. A brindle colored, female, was purchased and taken home.
Now, we have two pups, in the house, and they bonded right away. In the early days Shadow was very protective of Katie. Now they play and tease one another when they are both in the house. They are such a pleasure to watch. Now, the joy of pets has come back into my life, and my days are filled with there antics.
Shadow, has now reached his first birthday and assumes his role of guardian of the grounds. Katie is now alone in the house and needs a playmate, ah, pup number three.
We check out a kennel that breeds Boston Bull Terriers and fall in love with a little female who is Brindle in color, has a bobbed tail, and a cute face full of expression. Ok, so Katie does need a playmate!
Puppy number three, now has a home. She is adorable and about the same size as Katie, good match. My wife names this one Coconut, after a pet she had years before. We get her home and slowly introduce her to our other “children” and she is accepted into the family.
Funny thing happened, Coconut has bonded with her big brother and they look like Mutt and Jeff when standing together. Coconut and Shadow play together, sleep together, yet they each find there own space.
When Coconut is in the house with Katie, they are so amusing to watch as they race around the room, play tug-a-war with a toy or just playing with each other, what a joy to watch. When my wife gets home in the evening and supper is over, they crawl into our laps and play, trading whose lap they chose to play in and finally, settling down for the night, they each find a lap to settle into and drop off into puppy sleep. Coconut snores so loud that we chuckle over her snoring.
So, now the “pet” to keep me company has grown to a family of three and I enjoy every minute of it.
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