Introducing Liberty - Libby for short. Libby was born on the 4th of July - at the same time that we were saying goodbye to our BT Dodger of 11 years - - - This is the craziest thing - me and a dog - because I was raised in a home with no dogs - never wanted one - never planned to own one - said no to my son for 11 years and watched him "play dog" "dream of dogs" "Look at books and pick out dogs" until one day - - - we got a call from the local vet where our brother in law worked - and they had a free BT puppy with a bent ear. So we got him. Later Clay's mom Janice recorded in her diary that Todd said "it's the best day of my life"
Pepper and I did not fare real well together for awhile - he threw up a lot - I yelled a lot - he threw up more - and on and on. He was a great family pet - and I've written about this as well as the next BT Dodger. Dodger's purpose in life was to refill the empty nest . . . he did it well . . . and then some.
So how I got from the nervous and unhappy puppy mother to the one pictured above - is just kinda funny to me - - - I like the companionship and having someone to take care of. And I heard it said best this last week - - - "Dogs bring out the best in people."