This is an entry for Jez Braithwaite’s Fan of . . .
Dogs have been a part of my life as long as memory serves. Beginning with what my dad always called a Heinz 57 named Snoopy, after the peanuts cartoon doghouse top sleeping maestro.
Not too long ago I did a blog series called the Dogs of My Life. You can access those links for each dog below if interested.
Sadly I must admit I have not created a DoML post for Sydney. I had grand designs of a series of posts but got the point of overload in my blogging, self-imposed grant you, and stepped away for a spell. Now I feel like I am ready to dive back in so that may come in the next month or so.
So you understand how much of a Fan Of . . . Dogs I am. At times I think I could have been a great veterinarian, but then I would have only wanted to treat dogs. But then i remember the time in elementary school where we watched a screening of Old Yeller. The embarrassment of my crying like a baby about the dog having to be dealt with made that career seem untenable.
More Blog Posts About Dogs
Yes, this is selfish self-promotion, but if you are interested in more blogs about dogs you may want to look at these:
Dogs Are Dogs No Matter Where You Are
Last week while on a mission trip in Central America the couple I lodged with and their three dogs were so hospitable I must say something. At first the Rottweiler and pit bull were vigilant and alert when I arrived, but so well-trained that when my friend Carol escorted me through the gate of their yard the dogs immediately switched their perception from foe to friend.
Dogs have a sense of you even before you make a move or show your intent. If they sense or smell fear it frightens them so much you will see their defensive nature. I see a lot of dogs in my travels and I always inquire of the owner before I attempt to engage with the animal.
I hope to see your latest Fan Of . . . post on Jez’ site.