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Blog Gone to the Dogs Today

Ellie the Chihuahua. Up on Uncle Frank and Aunt Linda’s porch. She was watching that 1933 Plymouth pull out of the garage, too. Erika’s Aunt Georgeann has a new Chihuahua, about a year old. Rescued from somewhere out west.  I thought the capture of light on the fur was especially nice.  Thanks Ellie. Aunt Theresa calls her Ellie Mae.  She seemed to enjoy all the attention.

So many varieties of dogs.  People enjoy big dogs, little dogs, fluffy dogs, short and  long dogs, short hair and long hair.  Pugs, Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, Boxers, Collies, Setters, Airedales, Italian Greyhounds, Schnauzers, Terriers, all sorts of Doodles, Retrievers and  Labs-  there are some fancy named dogs I can’t even spell.  Plus all the dogs who do service and work for and with humans.  Companions.

Some people aren’t into dogs at all.     Allergies.

Some prefer a cat.          More allergies.

Some people are afraid of dogs.   Some dogs,  you should be afraid!

Some people prefer no pet at all.     The very idea of  “pet dirt” makes them cringe.

But lots of people LOVE (and I mean LOVE) their dogs.

My co-worker Bonnie is partial to chihuahuas and my Illinois cousins and also my  friends J and M love their dachshunds- long or short hair.  From generation to generation some families have the same breed of dog.  But some dogs come from the shelter or the pound or are lost and found, no particular papers or pedigree but much loved by those who rescue them.  Another lucky dog today!

p.s. WordPress  updated the comment box method below.

Chihuahua Dog

Different Families Have Breeds They Prefer

10 responses

  1. Unconditional love…we can learn a lot from dogs

    June 8, 2011 at 7:44 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    I am of the “prefer no pets” group. But that cute picture could change my mind

    June 8, 2011 at 7:56 am

  3. Marlene

    Ellie makes we think of getting another pup some day.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

  4. I’m a chihauhau lover! I have siblings, Bella and Biagio, otherwise known as cute and cuter! They are not the easiest dogs to get along wth others, but once people understand them, they love them forever! Adorable pic!

    June 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

    • Thanks Linda. Love your chihuahua names. Thanks for writing a comment today.

      June 8, 2011 at 10:22 am

  5. erica

    I’m adding corgis to the list!
    The dog in the photo is about make a comment … actually she IS speaking :-)
    Ruth: this new comment box – I cannot see what I am typing – black on blact —is there a way to return to the WHITE comment box?

    June 8, 2011 at 9:08 am

  6. D. B,

    Our hearts belong to Goldens: smart, water loving dogs.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:19 am

  7. This is a test comment. Erica W. said she had black on black but I am getting white. Testing 1,2,4

    June 8, 2011 at 9:37 am

    • roberta

      i get black on black, too, can’t see a thing.

      June 8, 2011 at 11:18 am

  8. I’m a dog guy. Great shot!

    June 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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