Friday, March 30, 2012

Little Black Dog Love

I've always loved dogs. All types of dogs. Don't think I've ever met a dog I didn't like. Somewhere in my collection of treasures I have a piece of paper that we found in my grandma's things that I had written when I was a child. It states in no uncertain terms that I am a "professional dog lover". Not just any old dog lover mind you but a Professional dog lover. Still makes me laugh when I read that.

A few years back our little dog Taz passed away. I had decided that I didn't want another dog. I just get so heartbroken when they die and I couldn't take losing another one. Ken thought different. He talked me into just going to look at a schnauzer puppy he saw in the paper. It was a total set up. We walked in the door, they handed me the pup and there was no way I was going to walk out the door without him. We named him Oso because our name is Smart and I thought it was funny. And besides that, he's Oso Cute....(I know, totally corny..)

He's a funny little black dog with quite an attitude. But he can be a sweet thing too. There hasn't been a night that I've come home from work that he hasn't come running out to greet me like it's been soooooo long since he's seen me and he's sooooooo happy I'm home. Nothing like the love of a little black dog to make the worries of the world go away.

Feeling happy that today is Friday and I've got a weekend of being creative ahead of me. So looking forward to that!


  1. I love this story.
    And the name choice!!!

    I am a retired animal control officer. So I guess you could say I am a professional animal lover.

    I lost my best horse friend almost a year ago and was recently offered a pregnant mare, Not just any pregnant mare... a 1/2 sister to my old friend. I jumped at the chance, I keep reminding myself that the baby is not my old horse and the gene pool is pretty diluted. I guess the reason I wrote all this was because you chose such a cute name for your new friend. I am naming the baby Abacus (the one who counts.)

  2. and I forgot to mention, (totally unplanned) the baby is due on my birthday!!!

    1. How wonderful is that? A new baby on your birthday? Best gift ever. And I love the name. I need to do another post soon. Oso now has a girlfriend. Her name is Miso. They are quite a pair! Would love to see pictures of your new baby....~Wren


    by Elizabeth Gardner Reynolds

    I wonder if Christ had a little black dog,
    All curly and wooly like mine:
    With two long silky ears and a nose, round and wet,
    And two eyes, brown and tender, that shine.
    I am sure, if He had, that that little black dog
    Knew, right from the first, He was God;
    That he needed no proof that Christ was divine,
    And just worshipped the ground where he trod.
    I'm afraid that He hadn't, because I have read
    How he prayed in the garden, alone;
    For all of His friends and disciples had fled
    Even Peter, the one called a stone.
    And, oh, I am sure that the little black dog,
    With a heart so tender and warm,
    Would never have left him to suffer alone,
    But, creeping right under his arm,
    Would have licked the dear fingers, in agony clasped,
    And, counting all favors but loss,
    When they took him away, would have trotted behind
    And Followed Him quite to the Cross.
    I thought you might like this ....Janice

    1. That's is so beautiful Janice. Thank you for sharing. It very much touched my heart - Wren


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