Hmmmm, I believe all dogs see with their hearts. However, blind dogs see 20/20 with theirs.
Three days and counting since Stevie Ray came home. He finally got the chance to meet Chris, and it was love at first sight (heart-sight that is!).
Chris and Stevie saying “Hi!”
It didn’t take long for Chris to get into the groove of Stevie’s energy and overall endearing qualities.
Penny isn’t on board yet. She’ll get there in time. Stevie has a way of grabbing onto a body’s heart.
Penny, watching Chris and Stevie having fun.
We had our first visit to the vet and Stevie passed with flying colors. No heart worm, no fecal worms, no ticks, fleas or ear mites. Just a happy, healthy dog. (Thanks Peggy for taking such good care of him and thank you Big Fluffy Dog Rescue too!)
Checking out all the dog food while we waited for our appointment
I’ve been searching for a natural, safe treat for him to chew on. He does like to chew, and chew, and chew. Since I’m not comfortable with bully sticks (I know, a bull’s penis is natural but it just seems very, very wrong), and everyone keeps telling me to avoid rawhide, and Stevie has no interest in the nylon bones, the answer was crystal clear: marrow bones.
Boiling the bones for 20 minutes is all it took to get it ready for Stevie. Unfortunately, while he was chewing I did some searching on the web and came up with horrors associated with marrow bones. So, back to square one.
Stevie, chewing his marrow bone. Don’t get too attached to it kiddo!
Another one of Stevie’s favorite chew toys is a Kong stuffed with treats and a tiny bit of peanut butter (no sugar added, of course). I’m going to have to invest in a supersized Kong, since the ones I have last about two minutes.
If I stick my tongue in…
…just a little bit further …
… I can get it all!
Visitors are coming each day to meet Stevie Ray. Sadly, they don’t know the time-honored customer of bringing the pet’s owner large sums of cash.
Rachel and Stevie.
Bob and Stevie.
The weather has been blissful and our days are filled with playtime, gardening, and training. Being on vacation this week is a blessing because I get to spend lots of time with my boy. When I leave him alone in the side yard, even if he’s with Penny, he barks. I’m not far, only in the back yard. I can see him but, he can’t see Moi! So, I installed a run and he was a happy camper spending time with me while I weeded and watered.
Stevie’s new run.
Every time I walked by I had to stop, give a good belly rub, then continue with my chores.
“A little higher Mama!”
I’m so grateful for the joy that has been given me. After Sparky died, my heart was empty and sad. He had been my companion for 15 years, through two divorces, several moves, the teenage years with Chris, and lots of ice cream. Now, with Stevie, I have a new friend who will accompany me through the last years of my life.
Blessed be :}