Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Memories—The Useful Pet

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Other than the one Thanksgiving when I was about seven or eight and put three jelly beans in a nest of quilt batting and carried them around in a little square box pretending they were my baby rabbits, I’ve never had my own pet. The kids would argue with that statement and say the chickens are my pets, but I hardly think it right to call something a pet if you got it with the intent to eat it. Though I’ve been surrounded by plenty of animals through the years, with the exception of one, they were useful animals. The dogs and horses were used to help gather and move the cows (the exception, Spider, was a Chihuahua and his little legs didn’t go far or help much. Imagine, if you will, him running down the road after a herd of cows). It remains to be seen if See-more will fall in the useful category or not. For now he is keeping Calvin company, going on walks with me and fetching a knotted rope. You just never know when you might need a knotted rope fetched.

14 comments:

MCCONKIE FAMILY said...

What a beautiful dog! I am a dog lover. I got it from my Dad. He looks like a hersey bar. Makes me hungry...wouldn't be good for my diet. jk

Kings said...

sis payne your dog is so cute!

ps...we love reading your blog!

Barb said...

Congratulations! He is adorable!

tina said...

He's a nice looking dog. I hope that it turns out to be useful. Neil says that once you have him trained to sit still in a blind and retrieve ducks, feel free to send him our way!

Marie said...

That is a beautiful little doggy!

Cassidy said...

Oh he is one cute puppy!

Becky said...

Awww...that makes me want another dog (but really our Sally is enough for now). He is absolutely beautiful!

Greg and Gwen said...

I thought you were going to mention Sonora the turtle as the "exception" ;)

Monkeys ARDently In Sinc said...

Oooh, chocolate lab, for cute! And I love the name! Good luck with the trainging (I'm still trying to do my dog)!
Thanks for our short chat yesterday. You're always so uplifting!

Kathy said...

I love the stories of this dog and hope you continue so that we can see more of See More's progress. You two are luchy to have such good company.

Nicole said...

He is such a cutie! I love his eyes! I loved the visual of a Chihuaha herding cows!

HeatherM said...

Jane-he is extra useful at being ADORABLE! Good pick :)

michelle said...

He looks just like Jack did as a puppy!

Jill said...

I am so not a pet person right now, but can see myself becoming one as an old lady living alone.