Wednesday, December 14, 2005

A Member of the Family

This is my B4B entry.

She is family; we simply cannot do without her.

We actually knew her mother first. Her father was no longer in the picture; still alive, but living elsewhere. We were told that he was competitive on a professional level, and quite successful at it. Her mother’s only real claim to fame was all of her children; but she seemed very nice, one of those calm, quiet types.

We have known her since she was a baby, and have watched her grow. She has turned out to be very attractive with lovely brown eyes and a well muscled body due to an active youth. Her personality is different than her mother’s; she enjoys people and seeks them out, always wanting to get to know them better. She has a strong work ethic though and takes her job very seriously. She is protective of her space and is not willing to encourage any takeovers. However, she is always happy to meet newcomers on neutral ground.

She has lived with us for nine years. Initially it was an adjustment on both sides. Over time, we have worked out our differences, and now find it very comfortable sharing living space. I enjoy sitting in a quiet room, knowing that she is close by.

My son is the closest to her-she has been there all his life. She watched over him as a baby, helped him learn how to walk, how to play, and how to love and care for animals. In fact, she is the reason why all of my children are animal lovers. However, the two have a special bond, probably because he makes a point of spending time with her every single day. They are also two of a kind and enjoy goofy playtime best.

She has her flaws of course. She can be a little neurotic and whiney if she feels slighted. She loves to snack and has a tendency to overdo it. She can be clumsy, knocking people aside when she isn’t looking, or stepping painfully on bare feet. Her kisses are way too juicy. She snores like a buzz saw which can be very annoying when you are in bed trying to read. And, like many of her kind, she has terrible gas if she hasn’t been out for a good run during the day.

Regardless, we all love her very much. She is our 65 pound Boxer; she is a person to us,and she is family.


Blogger Allison said...

I wrote about my part-boxer, part-whippet, part-other....he's just as much part of the family as any person would be.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Tiff said...

This is great! I love how I wasn't sure what you were writing about. :)

10:03 AM  

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