And this other photo is of our dear Bodhi, a Standard Poodle we adopted from some wonderful breeders who also live in Southern California and met us half way. He, too, is one of the best dogs we have ever had and the two of them love to chase each other around the yard and play just like kids. In this photo he is staring over at the neighbors driveway, waiting for us to return. The photo was taken by my daughter, April, who is on maternity leave right now.
We swear that these two Poodles (well...maybe Rudy is not exactly a Poodle but almost!) are human. Both of them respond to us as though they understand what we are talking about. They hear the drawer that holds their leashes open and start jumping in the air and wiggling around. And if the biscuit tin opens...they are there immediately, waiting for their treats. Rudy constantly needs to be touched. And do I mind? Heck no!
Before we got Rudy I had always said that I wanted a little dog that I could hold on my lap and just love. Well...my wish was granted...AGAIN! I seem to be getting everything that I want and need right now. How blessed I am. How lucky I am to have these two wonderful dogs to love me back unconditionally. Kisses anyone?