My Great Friend, Simba

When my kids were born, their dad and I would ask ourselves, “I wonder if all parents think that only their babies are beautiful and perfect?”  I sometimes wonder that about Simba.  I have had dogs all my life but none have come close to being such a part of me as Simba has.  She truly understands me, my feelings and my moods.  I can read her just as well.  Life without one another would be so empty.  Simba added to the fun of the holidays this year.  It is so wonderful to see how excited she gets and how much she appreciates everything.  She was in her glory to have the kids home and family stopping by to visit. Her older brother left yesterday and she was visibly upset.  She understands that she will not be seeing him for a while.  She whined as he was getting packed up and then sat at the window moping as she stared out after he left.  She does miss him when he is not home.  Her and I enjoy sitting on the couch reading by the lit Christmas tree, listening to Christmas music every night during the holidays.  Next week, the tree will come down and the music will stop.  We will both miss this time of year.

image of german shorthaired pointer, Simba

Hurricane Sandy

Simba experienced first hurricane this weekend.  We survived Hurricane Sandy without any major events.  When she was a puppy she was afraid of thunder and lightening at night.  She would jump up from a sound sleep and stare at the window as she backup againts me.  She continue to try to back up pressing herself right up to me making sure that I was there to protect her.  Since then she has gotten used to thunderstorms.  She doesn’t wake up at all even if we leave the drapes open.  She has never liked going out in the rain.  So when it is time for her to do her business, she’ll run up to the door and stop right at the edge looking up at the rain.  It’s almost impossible to get her out.  She can be very stubborn.  The hurrican rain and winds didn’t bother her as long as she was indoors.  She was going stir crazy being indoors.  I decided to take her for a short walk which was interesting.  Needless to say, I ended carrying all the way back home.  Not an easy task at a nice solid 57 pounds.