Monday, September 03, 2007
PAGent has written such nice things about having a dog, since the lovely Gus came into their lives this summer. I read this one this morning and it's been making me think how my life is different with a dog, and how much better it is with Wink in it.
Our friends recently became a first-time household with a dog, and it's fun to now share our dogs with each other (even though they have some kinks to work out between them, we're confident Maddie and Wink will become friends).
Wink brings us closer to our neighbors (in good ways), and has introduced us to so many neighborhood kids (she's totally a kid magnet) and gets us out and about more to Portland's really stellar park system. Sure, she's a maltipoo, and doesn't bound with crazy energy and abandon like a lab or terrier, but don't let her "purse dog" breed fool you. She's as happy-go-lucky as they come. And we continually tell ourselves how lucky we are to have her in our family.
The other night she was barking like crazy, running from window to window and then to the back door. Sure enough, an opossum was working its way through the garden and Wink thought she better let us know. Thanks, Wink. We feel much safer now.