Sandy @ Soaring Through Second Grade is hosting a linky party about our furry friends. To tie this to teaching, you have to tell what your furry friend has taught you.
Bully was the first furry friend and the best friend I ever had. Bully was my constant companion. He would play ball, hide-and-seek, and play in the leaves. He kept me safe at all times. He was my protector. I remember one time actually napping with him in his doghouse. I had Bully for 8 years. He taught me all about friendship and how to be brave. I had many other furry friends as a child and teen, but none compared to him.This is Kaitlyn and her furry friend Kramer. We got Kramer when Kaitlyn was in kindergarten and he was her "baby doll." He tolerated her dressing him up and fixing his hair- he was the sweetest dog. Kramer was so laid back except if the front door was open & then he was gone in a flash! It used to make my husband so mad, because he would have to go chase him down. Kramer got sick the fall of Kaitlyn's senior year. He had a growth on his throat which would lead him to a very poor quality of life even if treated. The night of Kaitlyn's Homecoming, she bravely decided he should be put to sleep. We couldn't make that decision for her. She couldn't stand to see him suffer. (Kaitlyn now volunteers at the animal shelter near her college often. Her dream would be to run an animal shelter.) Kramer taught us patience.
Kramer was our first Schnauzer and first indoor dog. He was such a good dog, we decided to get another one. Meet Lexi, otherwise known as "She-Devil" by a few friends. (Now look at that face, does she look like a little devil?) Well, Lexi does not appreciate children running through the house and barks loudly after then and will chase them. I think she is just trying to warn them about running. She makes a wonderful guard dog, too. However, her bark is worse than her bite.
Lexi, is the PERFECT lap dog and a very good listener! Actually, she listens much better than my two boys! Lexi sleeps nightly with any of my three kiddos and goes on all vacations with us. Lexi can teach total love. She barks and growls at us when we try to go to work - making sure we tell her goodbye. When we get home in the afternoon she is at the door waiting and will not go outside UNTIL she has received adequate loving. She is too funny.Now this adorable puppy is Cooper! Remember I said my daughter volunteers at the animal shelter? Well, Cooper is a shelter puppy. We had looked for awhile for a bigger dog for my husband. He is a boxer/lab mix. Cooper has taught us all about forgiveness. Why you may ask? Cooper has a chewing problem!
This adorable puppy has chewed up....
dining room table chairs
the window sill
my water container for my Rainbow ($60)
the cushions on all three chairs of the front porch furniture
the lattice on my husbands building
almost half of the railings on our back porch and
the permanent mud flaps on my Nissan Altima ...
just to name a few!
No matter what Cooper chews up, my husband gets infuriated, but then just looks at him and is big ears and goofy stance and well.....
ALL is FORGIVEN.