"Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good." ~ Terri Guillemets

Thursday, April 18, 2013

He's My Boy

I was looking for a specific photo for my Country Whites Weekend post
(which starts tomorrow morning-wink)
when I came across this photo.

His name is Dale and he's my boy. He claimed me and his little brother, Chip, took to my hubby.
We are a good match. He is so loyal and dedicated. 
He feels his job is to watch over me and the whole yard for any possible danger.
On day he even took care of a large snake that came a little too close to me.

He is a hound dog...some beagle and blue heeler. And a runner. Beagles are notorious for taking off.
Their noses lead them on adventures that can cause them trouble.
So he has a nice fenced in area. It makes me sad. I feel dogs should run just for the fun of it.
I do take him for a walk around the lake every day. 
Sometimes we run part of it which makes him happy.

Dale and I always look for deer on our walks. 
I just say the word and he stands very still while surveying the landscape.
Yesterday, we came across 4 deer at the side of the woods.
He's as fascinated with them as they are with him.

Dale is my companion and best bud.
I'd do anything for him and I know he'd do the same for me.
He's changed my life and who I am.
Dogs do that, you know.



The Zeigler Homestead said...

I'm a dog type person. We don't currently have one. Your Dale sounds like the kind I would want. He looks huggable/lovable. -Susie-

Pamela Gordon said...

Dale is a sweet companion and sounds like a wonderful dog. I fell in love with a dog 12 years ago for the first time in my life. He's still with us at our son's house but he's getting on in health now - blind and deaf. He's the best dog ever. Hugs, Pamela

Liz said...

I have a beagle, so your Dale looks extra special to me! I love, no matter how little or long you are gone, those "friends" are thrilled to see you! Nothing like the love of a dog!

Denise Williams said...

Your precious Dale is so cute. I adopted a Doxie/Jack Russell mix and she is a character as well. But she is my protector and companion

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Dale is such a cutie! Sounds like he's the best companion you could hope for :)

Monique Elisabeth said...

So very cute. My husband loves beagles and I'm sure he would really like Dale. I think he looks so very sweet. Our dog Charlie is already old. She is 13 years !!

Ruby and Arthur said...

Dale is adorable. He reminds be of my dog Peanut when I was growing up. Such great memories! Jean

The Farmers Daughter said...

Yes! They do change our lives--for the better! So thrilled to meet Dale! Finally! Now, where's Chip? I miss having a dog but have to be content with the cats for now. Once we retire (lol)and are home more (lol, I'm planning on a dog and chickens and maybe a Daisy cow and who knows what else!
See ya tomorrow at the party!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Ms. Wilma says Dale is very handsome!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Cindy,
Oh Dale is so cute and so loyal. Nothing better then a loving fur friend to take care of you.
Hugs, CM

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Dale is such a handsome hound. Thanks for sharing the sweet story of your wonderful companion and friend!


Jemma said...

Such a lovely and heartfelt tribute to Dale-Reminds me of "Where The Red Fern Grows."

Sarah Adams said...

I just love this sweet little dog story! I love dogs! Our best dog ever passed away last year and we miss her still :-( Can't wait to meet Chip!

cynthia lee designs said...

Dale is adorable!! There is nothing like the love of our furry friends!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

So handsome Dale is and he sounds like a great companion.
Look at those eyes!!!
Prim Blessings

Bliss said...

My Dale's name is Mo, only half beagle though.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Yes, Dogs do change your life because they become one of the family! I had a beagle growing up and we now have a brown cocker! I love all the white furniture that is being painted nowadays but only have a couple pieces so enjoy looking at others! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

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