I had one mini dachsund who was the love of my life but a cross country move to a small apartment sadly left her rehomed. After my husband and I married we started counting down the days until we moved out of our condo and got a house. My husband had grown up with dogs around and is the type of bleeding heart dog lover who walks into a shelter and wants to bring them all home. During our dog-free condo time we adopted a gigantic rabbit named Zeus who thinks he's a dog. He has many strange habits including an affinity for eating meat.
|The rabbit sneaks a bite of a quarter pounder. We also can't leave the dog food on the floor because he eats it.|
He likes to keep me company while I work by napping on the bottom shelf of my desk.
Once we bought a house and bought a truck the dog was the next natural addition. Among our criteria a patient dog who would be friendly but intimidating to intruders and no hounds who would attempt to eat the rabbit. My 6 year old and I went to the shelter and fell in love with a boxer mastiff mix who was patiently allowing all his brothers and sisters to climb all over him with no complaints. Our daughter was 6 months old at the time and doesn't remember life without her furry brother. Sometimes I think he's her favorite family member.
(Yes this is a shameless ploy to share adorable pictures.)
|Walks in our woods.|
|He even got along with the rabbit.|
|Her favorite person to kiss.... even when she refuses to hug the rest of us the dog always gets love.|
|They're starting to share facial expressions.|
|He cuddled her through the chicken pox.|
|After a morning of terrrorizing mommy the partners in crime take a nap break.|
As someone who didn't grow up with a dog I don't fully understand the bond that my daughter and her dog share but I'm so happy that they have each other. :)