With 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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