Saturday, February 2, 2013

Me and My Shadow

I wrote a few months ago about my new pup. After losing the other two so suddenly and close together, Nick decided I needed a buddy to get me through the deployment.
So, we have Dixie.

The dog who thinks she's a cat. She absolutely loves to sit on the back of this sofa and look out our second story window.
We adopted Dixie from our county shelter. She had been picked up as a stray. For the first time in my life, I have a dog that belongs to ME. Not my husband's dog, or my kids' dog, but mine. This sweet girl follows my every step. When I pull back the shower curtain, she's on the rug. When I go to the bathroom, she either sneaks in with me, or is sitting right outside the door when I open it. She is my little shadow.

I am enjoying this sweet dog so much. When I watch TV, she is right up with me. The only time she isn't with me is at night. I don't let her in my bed..for two reasons. Nick has a thing about having a dog in the bed. But, he's gone..right???  I don't think it's fair to either of them to let this dog in my bed for 9 months, then put her on the floor. It would take adjustment on her part and a few sleepless nights on ours. The second reason is this I recently bought new bedding. I will write more about the new bedding soon. I have other new things to share!

So, she sleeps in a sweet little bed so close to my bed that I can reach down and touch her. She prefers it that way.
This is my deployment buddy and beyond. I can't believe how much I love this dog already :)

This is Dixie with me the day we brought her home. We connected right away!

This is Dixie after a trip to the groomer. She didn't like the bow and immediately took it out. I have a new groomer now that gives her a bandanna. Today she has a Valentine bandanna from our friend at the groomer.
Dixie and me...til the man comes home. She's a perfect little shadow.


Bethany said...

I love Dixie! Isn't it amazing how therapeutic and reassuring one little dog can be? So glad you have her!

Expat Girl said...

She is sooo cute, I am glad you have a deployment buddy to help with those lonely days