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Monday, February 8, 2010


TODAY is the 8th day of THE FOURTEEN DAYS OF LOVE with LIZ
I posted this a year or so ago and just came across it again.
I wanted to share this cute, cute story with those that might have missed it.
It's a real "tug on your heart" story...

An older, tired looking dog wandered into my yard one day.
I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.
He calmly came over to me. I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.
An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.
The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour.
This continued off and on for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar:
"I WOULD LIKE to find out who the owner of this wonderful, sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap?"

The next day, he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar.
"He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3- he's trying to catch up on his sleep.

Can I come with him tomorrow?"


Amelia said...

I had heard this before - but still enjoyed it.

It is snowing here...did you get this weather before it came to Oklahoma?

Theresa said...

Too cute! I can relate. My Daughter has FOUR kids, ages 3,5,11,14. They all have LOUD voices. I guess they have to talk over each other a lot:) Anyway, when they are ALL here for a visit... sometimes I say shhhhh! I can see how their dogs probably would like to get away for a nap too. Have a blessed day dear BJ!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh.. What a great post! I laughed right out loud.. and THAT'S A GOOD THING TODAY! I'm still recovering just a bit from the Colts' loss of the superbowl game last night. (0; I think I'm going to drown my sorrows in all the superbowl sweets and goodies I made yesterday.. and hope I still fit into my own clothes by the end of the day! ~tina

Stacey said...

That's so cute!

Mitzi said...

Very cute story.

Helen said...

Very cute ....

I began the Super Bowl rooting for the Colts, then decided it didn't matter who won as long as the game was good, then by the end of the first quarter I was pulling for the Saints .... great game.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, this is absolutely the cutest, BJ. Love reading something like this in the morning, it makes me smile all day!!


Marydon Ford said...

Every time I see this story I still laugh, it is too cute!

Happy Valentine's
Have a beautiful week.
Hugs, Marydon

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....this is so cute!!!!

Julie Harward said...

Oh boy, that was so cute! I think I know how that mom felt and the dog too! Very cute story, thanks. Come say hi :D

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too funny I would have come with the note also...Hope you have a GREAT say my friend....Hugs and smiles love ya sis...Gl♥ria

Amy said...

Haaa....I've never heard it before, but I love it! My poor pets can relate.

SmilingSally said...

LOL Good one, BJ. Since retiring, I believe in naps.

The Muse said...

how sweet!, Ms BJ
Tell me now, are you well recovered from blog issues?

sissie said...

Cute picture and story BJ.
You are the best.


SharDon Exclusives said...

Oh, I love that story! I can relate when my kids were growing up I would have gone anywhere for a nap and peace and quiet...tks for the chuckle,

Tara said...

What a cute story to share! And you know the family dog always sulks over tot he corner to get some peace!

Tara said...

What a cute story to share! And you know the family dog always sulks over tot he corner to get some peace!

Justine said...

Heeheehee... that is so cute!

Justine :o )

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how cute BJ! Thanks for the smile you put on my face. laurie

Deb said...

I love that story....poor dog...poor MOM

Happily Retired Gal said...

I've heard it before, but the story bears repeating ... thanks for the smile this evening ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I haven't seen this, it is so cute. I think my old beagle can relate...she sleeps for 2 days after the grands visit.


© Jennifer Raley said...

That was funny. I came by earlier but only partway. Ha. I looked and left, duh. Wonder what I was doing? WHo knows. I'm tapping my creativity and it's draining sometimes! Ha! Maybe I need to retire to the other room to get away from the PC? :) Jenn

© Jennifer Raley said...

Aha! I'm not the only one having moments - I see you linked twice on Brambleberry - now I don't feel so bad! Thank you!! :) Jenn

Donna said...

So cute! Loved the post!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

That is, by far, one of the cutest tales I've ever read!

I can identify with him currently. Our daughter and fifteen-month-old granddaughter have been living with us - in our tiny cottage - since the baby was three-months-old. Being a grandmom (almost surrogate mommy) at fifty-three is a lot different than being a mom when I was younger!

Love your post - as always!


Donna said...

So cute! Love the story!

Kathleen Grace said...

uch a cute story, BJ:>) I always hope my home is restful for whoever wants to come inside!