Monday, April 26, 2010

The Circle of L♥ve - my family of animal lovers - right from the get-go

Jan, over at Jan's Funny Farm, is recognizing that pets play an important part in the lives of children. How in the world could I pass that one up - nope, not me!

Joshua and Cody, 2008
The last little boy born into my son Jeff's family meeting the first dog he's ever known from a puppy. Joshua had just been instructed how to greet and meet a puppy when you want to make friends. Needless to say, Cody, is now a treasured member of the family spreading joy and fun wherever his four paws take him.


Ben, the grandson that is more me than I am at times. This is the little boy who will kiss a snake right on the lips and not think twice at what he had just done. This is the little boy who will bring his swim trunks over to his Mimi's house when the dogs need their Saturday night bath. Ben hops into the tub, grabs a sponge and scrubs one side of a dog while his Mimi cleans the other. Animals instinctively love Ben. They know he is their friend and someone they can count on no matter what.

Ben and Scout, 2009
One of my great joys was finding out that Ben's parents would be getting a German Shepherd pup and a Golden Retriever pup to liven up their family of three, little boys. They sure did it right! Both puppies were adopted into their family within two weeks of each other. One puppy to house-train is work - two is insanity in my opinion but with the addition of a doggie door that led to a large kennel off the side of their house the job got done and the carpets are now dry - well, most of the time unless Cody grabs his water bowl and carries it into the living-room.

Head on over to the fambly kittens blog to see more sweet photos of children and pets.

PeeEss: Digby is feeling a teeny, tiny bit better today. Miracles do happen - just ask our dear Maxdog in South Africa. When word gets out that one of our kind needs us we are there encircling them in prayer, purrs and paws. Keep up the good work!
National Canine Cancer Foundation

25 comments:

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Jan is so lovely (as are you!)

doggywisdom said...

THAT WAS A REALLY PAWSOME POST..

Scout n Freyja,u guys are so lucky to have such wonderful play-pals.
the pics are lovely too.

wags n licks,
Buddy n Ginger

Sheila and Bob said...

One of the most precious photos in life is that of a child meeting a dog fr the first time.
It is spiritual in natureand so much a part of growing up.


Hamish & Sophies
Mom & Dad

MAX said...

Hey there Mimi, Scout & Freyja AND the extended family!
What a wonderful celebration of kids and pets! Those pictures of Ben and Josh' with the pets are awesome! (So...is it two or three grandsons?...?)
No wonder their granny is sooo proud of them!
Thanks for being our special friend!
Lotsaluv and lotsalicks
MAXMOM, MAXDOG & MAXPACK IN SOUTH AFRICA

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Kids and pets are so natural together. What a great family of pet lovers you have! Thanks for entering. We wish good luck to all entrants.

houndstooth said...

What sweet pictures of the boys with dogs! I'll bet Scout and Freyja love having them come over!

Snowie Baby said...

the pictures are so nice! a child and a dog is always the perfect combination.

thanks for sharing with us yr story.

love,
snowie

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a very beautiful post!!! I bet your grandchildren are like you and love being with you!! Perfect!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Mrs. JP said...

Kids and pets are the most natural combination in the world. Like chocolate and peanut butter, chocolate and cherries, chocolate and well you get my thought pattern.......

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What great pikhs and memories to go along with them!

Mom tries to teach little ones that want to meet me - AND ME THEM - how to approach me and/or other khanines!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Ms. ~K said...

What a great post (as always)...
Two of my favorite things on earth:
Kids and Pets!

I was fortunate to spend most of my adult life in the classroom with both!
Hugs and belly rubs to Scout and Freyja,
Kit and Pups

kissa-bull said...

ush woggies always look extra adorabull when sharing a pic wiff the witttle humans
we bring so much cuteness to the pikshures together

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

The Island Cats said...

Those are great stories and great pictures!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great entry - nothing better than kids with dogs and dogs with kids, as long as all are trained properly. Easy to see that has happened at your place:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sagira said...

After dealing with rescue for so long it is nice to see a positive post about kids and dogs. You always hear about how awful dogs are with kids, etc. Nice post! :)

KB said...

It sounds like you have quite a grandson. You're very lucky! I love the doggy bath story!

I am following Digby also. I was so glad that the tide was maybe turning for him.

Harry Spotter said...

Love the photos!

Thor said...

Beautiful post. Those pictures and stories are so sweet! Kids and dogs together is wonderful!

little princess Luna~ said...

awwww--cute~!

xo,
luna

the booker man said...

i looove the pictures of your grand hooman pups and the doggies together!! i can't really think of 2 better thingies that go together than that. teehee!
*woof*
the booker man

Angus said...

Hi - We're trying to catch up after a hectic week of highs and lows and highs again. Your kindness to little Digby was so kind and heartfelt. Having so many people coming along with support and ideas was hugely uplifting.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Doggie and kids go together like sugar and spice.
And its so nice to see such tender love when the doggys are touched.
This story and all the special photos makes me feel warm and cozy
love
tweedles

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Doggie and kids go together like sugar and spice.
And its so nice to see such tender love when the doggys are touched.
This story and all the special photos makes me feel warm and cozy
love
tweedles

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This story and photos makes us feel warm and cozy inside.
Kid and dogs go togther like sugar and spice.
love
tweedles

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I keep trying, trying, trying to leave a comment- but bloggy is being cranky.
But i am back!
I wanted to say kids and dogs go together like sugar and spice- especially these.
love
tweedles