Tuesday, August 26, 2008

National Dog Day

Today is National Dog Day.
Here are our two Cairn Terriers.

First is Lizzie. She had her 11th birthday this month. She's a rescue dog, and has lived with us for almost 5 years. Her previous owner was a dog breeder and Lizzie had never been treated as a pet. She doesn't play with any dog toys, and wasn't accustomed to going for walks. Yes, she was trained as a show dog, but not walking around the neighborhood. The first week we had her, I noticed bloody paw prints on the sidewalk, her little paws were bleeding from walking around the neighborhood. I carried her home, and once she was recovered, we built up slowly, so she wouldn't have that problem again. Lizzie's nickname is "Killer". She's killed rabbits, birds and lizards, in our yard. When she's out for a walk she ignores all the "game" she encounters. Afterall, it's not in HER yard.

My favorite story about Lizzie is the day we brought her home. She came into the house from the garage, kind of looked things over, as she walked. She went into our bedroom, looked at Dudley's bed, by-passed it, went to her bed and got in. She didn't leave her little doggie bed, except to eat and go for walks for the first week. We don't think she ever had her own bed before, just a crate.

Lizzie always does her best to not have her picture taken, so this is her best shot.


Here's Dudley, he's a great dog, all boy. Dudley will be 9 in November, and we got him just over 5 years ago. Before he lived with us he was in the Marines, (he lived with a Marine and his family). When Dudley misbehaves, we threaten him with a court marshall, and he seems to understand. Dudley loves to play. His favorite toy is a tennis ball. He always has a few, but loves just one. He always knows where it is, and will decline any others, if you try to trick him. When he's ready to play, he finds his tennis ball and starts throwing at you. If you're not interested in playing, he keeps throwing it at you, because he's sure he can change your mind.

Dudley is fast. Our groomer, who also breed welsh corgi's, says Dudley is the fastest dog she's seen. When we travel Dudley and Lizzie stay at her kennel, and she plays with them daily.

Dudly is a ham, loves to have his photo taken.

23 comments:

Cátia said...

nice capture!;-)

hulagirlatheart said...

CUTE dogs!! Yea for you on getting a rescue dog.

dot said...

What cute doggies! I was checking to see if you had posted. Now I've got to find some pictures.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such cuties! Isn't it amazing how they are so different?

Paz said...

Adorable! Wish I'd known about National Dog Day earlier, I would have participated but that's okay, I'm enjoying your photos.

Paz

sonia a.m. said...

Nice photos! In Brazil the National Dog Day is October 4th.
I will post today a photo of my dog Flora on my blog too.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a couple of cuties. I also played today.

Jeanna said...

Funny that one is camera shy and the other eats it up. So sweet they are! And thank you for letting me know about today, I put up a Dog Day post thanks to you.

Judy said...

What cutie pies. I just may post again today.

Oliver Rain said...

They are such cute dogs. We would love to have a dog around here, but we travel too much. Such nice companions. Sounds like your two have great personalities. I love that one "was in the marines".

Mojo said...

Rocking couple of pint-sizers you got there. I love the story behind Lizzie. Rescue dogs are the best.

And that's a great shot of Dudley and his ball. Looks like he's just about to jump out of the frame.

I guess I'll have to get Tonka posted as soon as I get home! I didn't know today was National Dog Day (bad Daddy!) I have just the shot... Just taken a couple of weeks ago.

Dianne said...

I'm glad Lizzy is with you and has her own bed and can rest and just be a dog!

and Dudley is adorable! he has a great smile.

Mrs. G. said...

Awww...they are fluffy precious.

sonia a.m. said...

Hi Jan, I would like that you come to see my dog Flora. You inspire me to did a post about dogs.

Alison said...

they are adorable Jan!!!

Gayle said...

Very beautiful dogs! National Dog Day...hmmmm....you'd think I'd know that since we have ten dogs at the house right now!

lisaschaos said...

I always love Lizzie and Dudley! They are just adorable!!

dot said...

Jan, that was such a cute post! I'm so glad Lizzie and Dudley have a nice home with you.

Becky and Gary said...

I'm an animal person and I love dogs! We have a rescue dog that is just great! I was watching the Animal Planet 2 days aso, and someone at the Houston ASPCA said rescue dogs are always appreciative of their adoptive parents, and I believe it. Your dogs are adorable!

Maria said...

Hallo Jan, thanks for visiting my blog! This made me come to your site. How nice it is! I also found your post on the national dog day. Ha! I immediately posted some pictures of my doggy, too.
You little terriers are ADORABLE! SOOOO cute!
Have a nice day!

Flutterby said...

They are adorable!! I did a Dog Day post about mine too. 3 whackjob Shelties.

belinha said...

Hi!Just found your post on NDD.Is that original poster for the day?It's very nice!!

belinha said...

I do not think Portugal has a national dog day...:-(

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