Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Of course I miss my family. I can't tell you how much I miss my family. I especially miss my wife when she dries her hair, really.

But I also miss my puppy. Isn't he absolutely beautiful. His name is Thor. We've had him for 7 years. I rescued him from the shelter. He was hours away from being "put down" as his owner didn't come reclaim him and no one had adopted him yet. I can't believe no one wanted him. He has been the best dog. He doesn't bark too often, just when there are thunder storms and it's because he's scared. He hates the thunder and lightening. Big baby!

One day at work I was down near the animal shelter and decided to stop in on a whim. I was talking with the animal control officers, I knew them all and asked if I could see the dogs. They showed me how to get into the "dog room" and of course all the dogs were barking, except one. All the dogs were jumping up on the cages, trying to get out, except for one. Of course I had to see what was wrong with him so walked over to his cage. That's when I saw his eyes. He has the most beautiful, ice-blue eyes. It was love at first sight. I hope you'll be able to tell how beaufitul his eyes are from his picture.

I went home that night and asked Janae what she would do if I brought home a dog. I don't remember much more of the discussion other than I told her that she wouldn't have to take care of him. Famous last words. Between all my business trips, my annual training and now this activation, she's had to take care of him quite a bit - and has done a wonderful job of it. She has some great help in the boys. I think they all secretly love him as much as I do.

Seth sent me this picture so I had to post it and tell you all how much I miss my puppy....and my wife drying her hair.


Andrew said...

Next time think: lazer hair removal.

Janae said...

Yes, I have to admit that I love the dog just as much as Bob does. Although, I wish he wouldn't shed on my carpet!!!!

Janae said...

Oh, I do need to add that when Bob came home and said that he almost brought a dog home and asked what I would have done if he had brought a dog home I told him that he and the dog would have been kicked out of the house. You can see that I didn't win, because the next day we got a dog.

DeAnna said...

I have to admit that I love Thor too, but my girls do not. This picture does not do him justice. Bob forgot to mention that Thor is almost as tall as he is when Thor stands on his hind legs. So, not only is he beautiful, he can also be a bit intimidating.

Thor said...

Anyone who would like to is welcome to come over and take me for walks. I just don't get enough of them.

Anonymous said...

I guess Thor must be scared of thunder, lightening, and my kids because he always barks at them when they jump on the trampoline. But then again, I'm scared of my kids when they jump on the trampoline too! I'll have to agree that he is the best dog around and we all love him!