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This is a suggested topic from the Post A Day Challenge at WordPress.com… I’m not entirely sure that my (self-hosted) posts will be noted, but I like the idea behind this challenge and I’m going to run with it…

When I read the suggested post topic, the first thing that came to mind was my dogs… No matter what, I can always think of the dogs and smile, even when I know they’re being complete shits.

The girls are five now, going on two… They’re both still happy little pups for the most part and we don’t see any sign of them slowing down. They both still have their own uniques personality traits and attitudes, and they both can be sweet as pie when they want to be.

Lola, the shepard mix, has developed an affinity for Shannon’s shoes. Specifically her slippers. At first, when we would catch her sneaking out of the room with one, we would give her a firm scolding and watch her drop the prize and slip out of sight. Lately, it’s become a game of sorts. I have a theory about Bodhi (the aussie mix) creating a diversion so that Lola can sneak another slipper back to her lair. Here we are months later with at least one of three different pairs of slippers lining the bottom of Lola’s kennel. She won’t chew them up, she just likes to sleep with them for some reason…

Our dogs – most dogs in fact – bring a smile to my face.

Of course, as I write this, I can think of a dozen other things that make me smile that may have made for better reading… Becoming a husband, a father, a homeowner… I’ll save each of those things for another post.

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