Thursday, February 16, 2012
I have occasionally written about my dogs before, I have two of them, Sammy and Lucy. Lucy is a rescue dog that Michelle got about three months before we got married. I had already decided to propose, and wasn’t sure if I wanted to commit myself to a dog for 10 years. Michelle, wanting to already be married, just wanted something to commit to her. So, when Michelle told me that she was getting a dog, the conversation went like this:
Jeff: Are you sure you want a dog?
Jeff: You know, they’re a lot of work.
Michelle: Yeah, why?
Jeff: I don’t know, I’ve just heard that they’re actually a lot more work than you would think.
Michelle: Yeah, okay, whatever, I’ve thought about it. I’m excited.
Michelle: You want to grab some lunch?
Jeff: Are you sure you want to get a dog?
Michelle: Dang it, Jeff, yes. Why are you so concerned?
Jeff: No reason.
So, two months before I proposed, Michelle picked out Lucy.
Sammy came around about a year after we were married. He just started showing up at our front door basically. He had a raggedy collar and really liked affection. Michelle took him in (this was before we made an official policy about not taking them in). We tried to find his owners, to no avail. For a long time, I refused to give him a name, we just referred to him as The Corgi. Then, he grew on us, I mean that emotionally, and by shedding, and thereby claiming our clothes.
Sammy is the mysterious one, we don’t know what his life was like before we got him, he had been on Earth for about 5 years before, and probably went through a lot. He only alludes to things from his past in hints and riddles.
Then, five years ago, he started a blog. http://www.corgilicious.blogspot.com
Like most blogs, it only lasted for three entries. You can read it and get a sense of his personality. He is a very proper dog, coming from British aristocracy probably.
Obviously, I did not write this, because I started a blog and wrote everyday for a year. Of course, I had nothing to do with his blog, but I hope you enjoy it.