Turnabout is fair play, I suppose

Last week I wondered in a post if I had been cheating on my dog, Scrappy. Today I found out what it’s like to be on the receiving end. Scrappy asked me if I would take his picture this afternoon in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. Seemed suspicious but I obliged him.

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When we finished I went back in the Homeward Bound office for a short time and returned to find him with … Lori! He must have set up a date. I hid in the bushes and tried to take the best shots I could.

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There they were all laughing and making goo-goo eyes at each other.

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“What am I supposed to do now?” I thought to myself. I could understand the attraction after all. Lori is blonde, and I’m … bald. Lori is gorgeous, and I’m … me. This line of thought was doing me no good so I waited and took some more shots.

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I figured I’d better do something before things got out of hand so I called out,”Scrappy!” Fortunately, he came running. This time at least.

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Later I explained to Scrap that Lori is a special person whose heart is so big that every dog feels intensely loved in her company. I made sure he understood that Lori loves all dogs that way, not just him. I told him I feared his little heart would get shattered. He just laughed at me and said, “Oh, Foster-Daddy, I know that.” “I’m just milking it every time I get the chance,” he explained.

20 Comments

  1. […] They played just fine for half an hour. But … Lori was there. You remember the story of Scrappy and Lori, right? Lori’s presence causes Scrappy to show off so he decided to climb Mount Max. The […]

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  2. […] for this week’s photo challenge. You may have seen Scrappy in previous posts like this one. One look at him and it’s clear that his eyes are his most  distinctive feature. Scrappy […]

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  3. […] Homeward Bound and noticed Lori playing with her dogs, Peyton and Jethro. You might recall from a previous blog that my Scrappy is hopelessly infatuated with Lori. It took just a few minutes to see that Peyton […]

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  4. Rob, I just recently discovered your blogs and I’ve really enjoyed them. This one is just wonderful, both the story and the photos. And I met Lori when I took Woody home a couple of weeks ago, I think he fell in love with her, too! But don’t tell Scrappy! 😉

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    1. Mary, thank you for your kind words. It’s hard for the dog not to fall for Lori.

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  5. Where has the time gone?

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  6. AW Rob…I LOVE this. Thank you for your kind words, your amazing photos, for all you’ve taught me this year about rescue dogs, and this wonderful blog. I can’t wait to read more!

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    1. I’m glad you liked it.

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  7. Hope Williams

    What a wonderful perspective and no doubt, true ❤️

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    1. Lori is amazing to watch with the dogs. True of many others at HB as well.

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  8. I was happy to see Scrappy (and Lori) at the picnic. Glad he’s doing so well with you…bald and all. Cheers!

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    1. Scrappy’s already asking when the next annual picnic is. I told him to look up “annual”.

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  9. sargentmt

    What a nice read for a Monday morning. The expression on both their faces is so precious. I especially like the last picture where you can see Lori smiling in the background.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Maria.

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  10. a beautiful story in words and pictures

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    1. Thank you, Eric.

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  11. derrycats

    Smart dog!

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    1. Scrappy says, “Thanks!”

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  12. We can soooooooooo relate. Our Ray has attracted more smiles and attention from women (of all ages) in the 2-1/2 years that he has been here, than I have managed in my life time. He just looks up with his “googly eyes” … and they are smitten! 🙂

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    1. Wait till Lori finds out that Scrappy has a habit of staring at people for 15 minutes at a time. She might rethink the googly eye thing.

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