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Critter Photo #4

Posted on: December 7, 2015

AwwwMondays-Puppy-AvatarWith our household of critters having expanded to include three cats and a dog, I thought it fitting to join a meme related to pets. After searching around, I came across Awww….. Mondays. The one rule is: “Post a picture that makes you say Awww…. and that’s it.” Every photo seemed to feature a pet and so the meme is a perfect fit!

For my fourth pet post, I’m going to introduce you to our dog, Barnaby. As I search through the multitude of photos we’ve collected of him over the years, one trait that stands out is Barnaby’s tolerance. No matter what photo pose my husband and I ask of him, he seems to accept it. There have been photos of him at our dog club where big dogs of various breeds towered over him. There have been photos of him with strays cats to whom we have offered food and temporary shelter. There have been photos of him at all heights nestled into the family collection of plush animals. In this particular photo, taken in 2008, we had asked him to act like a bosom buddy to my first two guinea pigs.

The last of my guinea pigs having died in 2013, this photo serves as a sweet reminder of how often Barnaby accepts our other critters as members of the family. When it comes to our guinea pigs, he used to sniff them, listen to their wheeks, and even sometimes tried playing with them. Due to size differences, we always supervised such interactions. Yet one of Barnaby’s other wonderful traits is that he’s always a gentle dog, with whom our guinea pigs were always safe. Here’s to Barnaby!


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2 Responses to "Critter Photo #4"

Awww, so sweet. He looks like a gentle dog too. Our Little Bit was too unless you were a cat.

Have a woof woof Awww Monday Barnaby. My best to your mom. 🙂

Barnaby mostly gets along with our cats. They like to play a friendly game of chase. 🙂

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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee



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