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.


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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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