Today I give thanks for my dog Bean Sidhe ("banshee"). I got her in March 1998 when she was just eight weeks old. Much has happened in my life in the 13 years since then. I have had four different jobs in four different states; driven five different cars and lived in eleven (!) different apartments. Relationships have come and gone. Through it all, Bean Sidhe has been the only constant, the one thing I could always rely on. No matter which job I come home from, or where home is, she is excited to see me every single day.
I am happy to say that other than having a little arthritis which is well controlled by medication, Bean Sidhe is pretty spry for a dog of nearly 14. She lost her hearing about 18 months ago, but it doesn't seem to negatively impact her life. (In fact, she now sniffs around the backyard in peace, blithely unaware that the neighbor's dog is barking at her.)
Without further ado, on to the picspam of the aspect of my life for which I am most grateful today.
|shooting rubber bands - she holds it with her paw, stretches it with her nose, then lets it fly :-)|
|snoozing on the afghan my mom crocheted for |
(I wish my hair was naturally that glossy black!)
|toasting herself by the heater|
|toasting herself by the fireplace|
|burrowed into a pillowcase with the pillow|
|2009; 11 years old and going grey|
|she used to burrow completely under her blanket; now that she is deaf, she keeps her face out so she can see where I am|
|despite 13 years of practice, the burrowing isn't always 100% successful ;-)|