Saturday, September 27, 2008

God's Dog

In my life, I have had a lot of pets.


My father is a veterinarian, and so when I was growing up we always had a dog and a cat in our house.


Before I had kids and was single - I had cats.


Once I got married and we had kids - we got dogs.


We presently have 2 dogs and 2 cats.

This is Snape. He's a little over a year old. He's very sweet, but there is something not quite right with his brain. He's not all there. But ... we love him just the same.


This is Buddy. He was 7 years old in May. He's the alpha dog of the pets and yet ... he's a big ol' push over.


This is Banana Pancake. He's about 8 months old. This looks like a sweet kitten, but he's got a lion's heart and he's a bit of a wild one. He's lots of fun.

This is Barbie. She turned 3 years old in May. I should probably have gotten that watermelon I went to Wal-Mart to get ... instead of coming home with her (a lady was selling her in the parking lot). She is cute and I love her ... but she is a bit high maintenance.

Our Golden Retriever, Buddy, and I are very close.


Maybe it's because he was born on my birthday.

Maybe it's because I am the one that is around all day long.

Maybe it's because he knows how much I truly love him.





He is the sweetest dog there ever was. And, his mother, Ginger, (died of seizures) was just as sweet and lovable.


Buddy is the most tolerant and easy going dog I have ever been around. He is loving and playful and gentle. He is good with the children and has a good nature with strangers and friends, as well.


When I look into Buddy's eyes, I see the love and adoration. When I am in his presence, I feel his excitement and enthusiasm for life. He is a constant inspiration.


I think he must have been God's dog, before he came to us ... as he has the soul of an angel.


Don't tell the others, but ... he's my favorite!


I love you, Buddy.

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32 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I have a Buddy I feel the same way about.

Ellyn said...

What a handsome boy.

My Daisy is the same to me. 40 lbs of love I call her.

Kelly said...

They are all so cute. I'm an animal lover myself and especially have a soft spot for cats. I can't imagine not having a pet in my life.

Laura said...

Barbie.
Barbie is the one for me.
All cute.

Amanda said...

And how could anyone not love that cute face??! I just bet he gets away with murder! :)
All your pets are just the sweetest Kellan.
l,
Amanda x

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Awwww. Beautiful dog. So nice to have a dog that loves you. I have one too. (not a golden, though)

Rachel said...

Awe.

Just awwwwww.

BTW ~ Love the new profile pics. You're so cute!!!

Smoochiefrog said...

I love Goldens! I can totally understand how he can be so sweet. They have the BEST disposition.

I had a Ginger, that was a Golden, once. We had to put her to sleep at 9 months b/c her hips were so bad she could barely walk. I still miss her.

Aleta said...

Aww, what a sweet family of pets you have. I have a Siamese cat that I adopted from the SPCA. Greg has a 14 year old Cockerpoo. Some days you know she's old, other days, she's fiesty.

They really are an important part of our family. Thanks for sharing pictures of yours!

Donna said...

We have one dog left out of four "family members of 3 dogs and 1 cat....He's my Buddy....I know how you feel...Happy weekend sweetie...hughugs

Michelle said...

Awwww, what a sweet guy! And how nice for you to have that unconditional love (as Roar is sitting on my lap and across one arm so I can only move my fingers to type. Gotta love those purrs!

Your pets are adorable... real beauties!

Dad said...

Keep it a secret, the other three (animals) might not like to know that information ! !

Brenda said...

What lucky kitties and pups to have a home with you. They're a handsome bunch!

Joanna said...

With a face like that how could you not love him?

Tara said...

You have the sweetest pets, Kellan. I think I would love them all! And how on earth did Banana Pancake get his name?! LOL. It seems to fit him, though.

tammy said...

Our yellow lab must've been Buddy's adopted brother in heaven. He is just a big marshmellow. He is more in love with my hubby though. I think he knows I never quite forgave him for eating the leg on my Grandmother's antique table she left me.

Mimi said...

Heh, Snape's story cracks me up. And, watermelon - dog, tee hee.

Nice to meet your pets

Sally said...

I have a little buddy visiting me. Everyone should, and all of yours are precious.

Jen said...

Aww! Golden retrievers are just such beautiful dogs, and I've never heard anyone say anything bad about them.

Threeundertwo said...

How funny that you have a cat named Banana Pancakes!!

Brittany said...

I love that the cat's name is Banana Pancake!! LOVE it!

What a sweet guy Buddy looks like! :)

Rebecca a.k.a. Mum said...

Aww that is so sweet, he looks like a gentle soul!

I am a cat person, I have 2 kitties which we have had for 12+ years.

Kimba is my baby, she is not a lap cat unfortunately but she is always near me, we are companions for life. :)

TheCynicalOptimist said...

So which one is it that gets the free spay? :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Achoo! (I'm allergic to dogs and cats.)

I would hug Buddy, if I could. He looks like the sweetest dog, and he has soulful eyes.

Kaci said...

Awwwwwwwwh!! XOXO

Cheryl Lage said...

Your entire menagerie is adorable...and aptly named! As a child growing up in an apartment, a mammal pet was out of the question. As a single adult (in an apartment) got a much-beloved bunny who live 8 happy years---into my married life and first house. Now, with 7 year old twins (one a dog boy; the other a cat girl) as soon as a fence goes up, I can scarcely wait to get the ark afloat.

So glad to have found your blog...came over from Catholic Teacher Musings...am gonna follow!

Mama Smurf said...

That's sweet!

Karen MEG said...

Kellan, your pets are all so adorable!!!
But I can totally see how you have a sweet spot for Buddy :)

Leah said...

you have cute pets! And Buddy sounds like a love...

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Hi Kellan, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just popped over to see your blog(s). Glad to see you are an animal lover; me too, I share life with five cats!

Sandra Carvalho said...

OMG!!!They all look so adorable!
I love Golden Retrievers!They are so good with kids!
xoxoxo

Sally said...

Oops, I also meant to tell you how much I like your new pictures. :)

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