Monday, December 31, 2007

happy lurching new year

here is a picture of my new lady friend, dear readers. she loves the sun. this may be because she spent most of her life, before she came to us, living in a dark shed. i have to admit, when she first moved in, i had my nose put out of joint a bit. after all, i have been used to being top dog for years. but i quickly realised that all she wanted was a place to live where she got some grub and some daylight and where no-one hit her.

the day herself brought my lady friend home she said that what our family needed just now was a creature who made us realise just what a lot we had. the peeps have been feeling a little sorry for themselves lately. but they never had to watch their friends being killed by being hit on the head with a shovel. they never have to fight for crusts of bread. they sleep in a comfy bed and they see daylight every day.

i have to admit to feeling a little chastened. i was a bit grumpy about having to share my peeps and my boy. but they have made a real effort to remind me i am still king dog. every time my boy feels the need to pat the little lady he pats me first. and if i'm not big enough to share all this love with a little lady who has had, not to put too fine a point on it, a shitty time, i don't have the right to call myself a lurcher.

so, dear readers, i say have a happy new year. don't forget what you have. and spread kindness wherever you can, the world is a little short of it.


flutter said...

I think we all just want our own little patch of sun. Happy New Year, I am so glad to know you

jen said...

happy new year to you and your peeps, too. very much so.

Patience-please said...

What a brilliant, wonderful, timely post.
Your lady is so lovely and sweet, Joker, I bet you two will be curling up together soon. We can tell you how much warmer it is!
Thank all that is good that this sweet dog found your family.
Happy New Year and Happy New Every Day!
the whippet waggle

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

I'm glad you're both getting on better now - and Happy New Year!

Meg said...

I am so glad she found you guys. What a beautiful girl she is. Happy New Year to you all

deb said...

It's hard to believe anyone would treat a dog like that and yet I know they do. There are children not treated any better. That boggles the mind.

She looks wonderfully content and I hope she quickly forgets her old life and enjoys her new life.

Lawyer Mama said...

What a sweet new doggy.