Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I just do not know what it is these days, but I am totally enraptured by Dexter.  I fall more and more in love with him every single day.  I have been a pet owner for years, having Nora for 4 years, and before her, another cat named Isabella.  And I have loved my kitties whole heartedly.  But this is so....different.  Dexter is almost like a person.  In fact, I like him better than a lot of people I know!

I can not quite put it into words, and Hubby thinks maybe Dex is just finally growing into his own.  But over the summer, something has definitely changed with him, and the way I relate to him.  There is no doubt in my mind this dog loves me, and shows me genuine affection.  Each morning, when I tell him good morning, and before feeding him breakfast, I pick him up and he throws one doggie paw on each shoulder, and covers my face in kisses.  It is his good morning ritual.

When  we go outside for potty breaks, once he has done his business, he scurries up the steps, and climbs onto my lap.  If it is nice, we sit and bask in the sunshine.  Today, we sat out there for about 45 minutes, and I sang to him (looney right?).  He was spellbound, and loved every minute of it.

I keep saying I want another doggie, and I really do, but even if we were to get another, Dex will always be my baby.  My heart nearly bursts with love for him each time he lumbers into the room and wags his tale.

I wish I could fully express how much this dog means to me.  Do all dog moms feel this way?  Between Hubby and Dexter, how could I ever possibly have a bad day?


kalyxcorn said...

oh yes, doxies are like trees whose roots grow deep into your heart!! :)

Nico and The Bandit said...

I can totally relate. I'm surprised by how much I love N&B everyday.

Lovable Lily said...

Dexter sounds just like my Lily Belle! She does the exact same thing. Maybe they are (cosmically) related :)