D – Dogs

ad04Dogs – This blog is in honor of Peanut and Chip.

We have two beautiful dogs, Peanut and Chip, and they are best friends who do everything together.

 

D.IMG_0432Peanut is a 7-year-old papillon-long-haired-chihuahua mix, and she was rescued from our local animal shelter when she was one year old.  When we adopted her, she had just lost her eye, and she had bright green stitches across where her right eye used to be.  We fell in love with her instantly.  We took her home the next day, and she clung to us tightly, already knowing we were her new family.

D.IMG_1539Peanut is such a happy, playful, silly dog. She loves digging in the back yard with gusto and rolling on her back in the dirt, with her four paws up in the air, swishing back and forth with joyful abandon. She often comes in the house exuberant and covered in mud. In the house, she and I get into doggie play position and wrestle, ending with lots of sweet kisses and belly rubs.

IMG_1180When it’s time for a walk, she gets so excited, she races around the house over and over and then plays try-to-catch-me, darting out of reach and hiding under the kitchen table, until she finally prances up to the front door so that I can put on her leash. At meal times, she does a happy dance, up on her hind legs, then she dances on all four paws, wiggling her entire butt while her head bobs up and down. After meals, when she is satisfied, she humps her favorite doggie bed, and then settles next to us on the couch. Whenever I tell her how special she is, she immediately licks my face as though she understands. We could not ask for a sweeter, happier, more loving dog.

IMG_0421Chip is a 5-year-old papillon, and he was adopted from a papillon rescue group when he was only nine months old. He is so smart. When I ask him, “where’s Peanut?”, he immediately races to her, whether she’s outside or in any room of the house, and then he sits down next to her and looks at me as though saying, “here she is, did I do good, mommy?” Chip excels at agility training, and he easily jumps over two bars and races through a brightly-colored tunnel, coming out the other side looking for his treat.

D.IMG_0322He loves chasing squirrels, birds, and bugs, and I often find him pawing at a bug, trying to get it to play with him. He looks out our front window and barks at all the people, dogs, and squirrels that he can see.  He also smiles – when I tell him he’s a good boy, his eyes light up and he opens his mouth into the biggest, happiest smile.

IMG_0127He loves to be petted, and we jokingly refer to it as “CPR” – continual puppy rubbing. Whenever we pet him and play with him, he moans with delight, moaning right through his yawns, making the funniest noises. He is playful, curious, and has lots of energy, but his favorite thing is to snuggle up next to me on the couch, with his head on my thigh, while I pet him. He is such a sweet, happy, loving, gentle dog.

IMG_0409Our two dogs are such a deep, loving part of our life. They are family. And they are home.

Copyright © 2014 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.

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About Lynn Miclea

LYNN MICLEA grew up in New York and moved to California while in her twenties. A certified hypnotherapist, Reiki Master practitioner, and EFT (tapping) practitioner, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she spent many years working in the medical field and in various offices in an administrative capacity. She is also an accomplished musician and plays the piano at various senior facilities, where her music touches those who need it the most. After retiring in 2013, Lynn discovered a passion for writing, and she has become a successful author with ten books published. Two of her books are powerful memoirs, and eight are uplifting and fun children’s animal stories about kindness, believing in yourself, seeing the best in those around you, and helping others. Lynn believes that the best thing we can do in this world is to help each other. She hopes that through her writing, she can help encourage people to show more kindness and compassion to everyone around them. She asks everyone to be kind to each other as we all share this journey through life together. Lynn currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two dogs. For more information - please check out her website at www.lynnmiclea.com - thank you!
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10 Responses to D – Dogs

  1. Sammy D. says:

    How sweet – second tribute I’ve read to dogs, and they are heartwarming tales. Both yours have such beautiful coloring. Peanut’s coloring look almost marbled. I love the “CPR” 🙂

  2. I smiled through the entire story. 😀

  3. Dog lovers unite! My post is about dogs today too! Yours are so sweet!!!

  4. greyzoned/angelsbark says:

    I love Chip & Peanut!! They are so precious! I love your description of Peanut’s happy dance. And I cracked up when I read that she likes to hump her favorite dog bed after dinner! And Chip’s moaning during your “CPR” sessions (CPR=priceless, btw) is so funny! I loved reading about them Lynn. They’re very special dogs and you and your husband are very special dog people for adopting them!

  5. Lynn Miclea says:

    Michele, thank you so much! We need to get on video Peanut humping the dog bed – it is so funny! She puts it up on its side and then straddles it and humps-humps-humps, all the while falling forward until her head is on the floor. We always laugh when we see her! And Chip moans through CPR, through licking his lips, through yawns, he doesn’t stop moaning, making the most hilarious sounds – we need to get that on video, also! Yes, they are so precious and special – as are you and your dogs! And thank you for your kind comments! ❤

  6. They all are so cute!

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

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