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Every night I watch the previous evening's episode of the Colbert report, check emails and social media and snuggle with my dogs. As I do so tonight I am stuck by how each girl has her own very unique personality. 

Haley is the oldest and turned 7 in March. 



Yes, she only has one eye and was adopted in that condition. Her adoption day was earlier this month and we've been together 5 years - giving her the honor of being my longest relationship. Haley is by far the most loyal dog I have ever met. Of the two she is always filled with more excitement when I return home be it from a long day at work or a quick trip to my car. Haley has assigned herself the role of protector of the home but more in particular of me. It does not matter that for 5 years, six times a week the mail is delivered around the same time she simply does not like that mailman one bit and doesn't trust him. Haley has the bark of and will throw herself against the window in such a manner that people have thought I'm hiding a 100 beast inside my home. Haley likes the keep herself between me and the entrance to a room and if she hears the slightest noise she does not like she will keep watch for hours. Sometimes Haley takes her frustration out on things around her, we've thankfully gotten over the chewing on shoes phase but I've had more pillows torn apart that I can count, she is especially drawn to the memory foam ones. Haley loves being talked to, even if I'm ranting about her latest destruction, and she really loves her name. As tough as she is as a protector she's a big ole baby when it comes to storms and only recently have I been able to sleep through one without her hovering over me pushing her paw on my chest to wake me up. 

Sweetie is around 3 years old and her "adoption day" in coming up in August. 


Bless her heart, sweetie is so ugly she is cute. Sweetie wandered over to my neighborhood last August and I had every intention of holding her until her owner came forward but upon 2nd look I saw a dog that was underfed, covered in fleas and had hair so matted it had to be chopped off. I took her to the vet and was told despite being microchipped she would not be returned and wouldn't you know that little gremlin looking dog weaseled her way into my heart. Despite the name, Sweetie isn't always so sweet. One minute she'll bark for attention then the next growl at being petted or held as if she doesn't know how to react to the affection. Sweetie exhibits many behaviors I've found to be typical of cats: she's more independent than a typical dog but it very needy when she decides she's in the mood for attention. No matter how much Haley shows she has no interest in her Sweetie will growl if Haley gets too close. She rolls around on the carpet or bed when she wants attention much like a cat and loves to sleep on top of my chest - which as you can imagine is just oh so comfortable. Sweetie is a pretty good snuggler when she's in the mood for it. Unlike Haley she's not bothered by storms or noises outside the home. She certainly knows her name but doesn't always come when called. As independent as she is Sweetie will bark non stop if stuck in another room or left outside more than 30 secon
In the beginning neither girl was pleased about the presence of the other but they have now found away to co-exist peacefully 98% of the time. If one gets a prolonged periord of attention the other will get jealous and they both try to steal treats from on another. Even if I give them each a bone they will both chew on the same one at different times ( usually the one given to Haey). Their different personalities makes each one special but I'm super happy in the rare instances when I catch them next to each other or when they both want to snuggle at the same time. I'm really glad to have them both and they both provide lots of love and entertainment too on a daily basis. 

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  1. I'm a new reader and based on your first two posts, shopping and pets, I'm hooked. Southern girls do think alike!

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    1. Welcome Carolyn! I've been a bit distracted by some life changes in July but hope you'll stick around for all the fun stuff I have to catch up on.

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