In my opinion, they are most definitely the best friend you could ever ask for. No matter what you say to them – no matter how many times you push them away – or tell them not now.. go lay down! Regardless of how many times they get into the garbage.. or eat your socks.. and you yell at them or send them to their crates…
Dogs don’t care. They still love you. They still wait for you at your door. They will still greet you by jumping on you (almost knocking you down) and licking your face. They will sense your discomfort and unhappiness.. and try to cuddle up extra close. They are the best friend a person can ask for!
See, when I moved away from home – I left two little bundles of joy behind (in addition to my oh-so-loved parents and bro).
Although I had been away from them before – in college and grad school – this was a little more serious.. because I was movingout-moving out. Like for real.
I have always grown up with dogs – had one all of my life. And suddenly, I had to be without one. Permanently. It was an adjustment. I missed having a fuzzy cuddler..and someone following me around everywhere I went (okay.. well Justin follows me everywhere… jk 😉 )
So when I was home this weekend, I was sure to catch some precious moments of these two trouble makers on camera.
First, let me introduce you to frick and frack:
Kaiser – The German Shepard
Kaiser is the ring-leader. He is dominant in the relationship – and let’s Brady know who is boss. (Brady lets him think he’s the boss too). Kaiser is extremly obedient and very smart. You see – German Shepards have a thing about pleasing their master.. and Kaiser will do whatever it is you want of him. Some of his finest qualities, skills, and interests are:
- Constantly being up in your face
- Opening the back door to let himself inside when he is tired of being outside
- Fighting Water
- Being first to do everything (drink water, go outside, eat dinner)
- Adhering to strict routines
- Catching Animals outside
- Hopping fences
- Endless hours of fetch
- Grid Searches of the backyard for tennis balls
- Above mentioned tennis balls
- Demolishing chewy toys in .5 seconds
- Attempting to steal treats from his brother from another mother
I could go on forever..
Brady – The Golden Retriever
Brady is the fluffy, lovable, tail-wagging, butt shaking, happy go lucky Golden Retriever. He pretends that he is dumb – but we all think he is actually smarter then Kaiser. He just plays dumb.. but we are catching on to his little game. Brady lives in his own little world and does things in Brady time. (This irritates Kaiser – who adheres strictly to routines…) Some of Brady’s qualities, likes, and interests are:
- Prancing around the backyard
- Drinking mud
- Eating rocks and sticks
- Finding old, lost items in the backyard and brining them back to us
- Using the electric garbage can to check out what has been thrown out lately
- Licking his butt
- Dreaming of being a heisman trophy winner
- Not eating dog food
- Sleeping whenever possible
- Carrying dead squirrels in his mouth
- Hopping the fence and exploring the neighborhood
- Ignoring all commands
These two are quite the combination together. Since I think pup-pics are the absolute best, I now bring you the feature presentation.
Kaiser & Brady – Picture Walk
Pictures/Videos from My Weekend At Home:
Video Footage 😉
This had really poor lighting – but every time my brother moves Kaiser’s food out of reach.. he nabs it right back. It could go on alll night!
Here, we have Kaiser playing in the water park in the backyard. You see, we have a heavy duty sun pump that prevents water from coming into our basement. This is where it comes out. It is Kaiser’s dream land. Even though he attacks the water every time the water park opens up … the water keeps coming. Baffling for this dog. I know.
Tell me a story about you and a pet! I think they are heart warming.. and will make me..and every other reader smile!