I’m a Lucky Dog, literally!
Kicking things off, early in my life when I was lost or abandoned, I was rescued and responsibly placed.
My health is excellent (Oh yeah, once in a while I chew on rugs which indicates something, but nobody is sure what. That upsets my system for a while – maybe it helps my case as a Wheaten, because that’s what they’re a little notorious for!)
There’s always enough food on the “table” – even though it’s a rather routine kibble, I’m grateful. (However, I’ve learned I can hold out for some “seasoning” such as chicken or turkey (white meat only please), a scrambled egg, cheddar, parmesan or cottage cheese, etc.)
There’s a roof over my head…several times more roof than I need or prefer, but it works….When I want to get cozy I just go into my cage. I’m lucky to have so many friends around the neighborhood, both 4 and 2 legged. My family cares about me and tolerates my few minor shortcomings so well.
In addition to all the “basics” enumerated above, I have what I realize and most dogs would agree is a very nice lifestyle. Some days are spent just lounging around in between my 4 daily walks, always alert to visitors such as my good friend, Nancy, our neighborhood’s postal carrier.
Every day or two, just about the right frequency, my day includes some serious park time – Crissy Field is my favorite, but we also go up to Alta Plaza now and then. Then there is the “R & R,” rest and relaxation – sometimes up at the ranch in Sonoma with my peers and sometimes traveling to new or old locations with my guardians.
We’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving in San Jose as guests of Aunt Rose & Uncle Dan, who I’ve known for 4 years now and who also hosted a very nice Thanksgiving for 10 of us last year. I’ll be hanging out, just being part of the family and giving lots of licks – if things get a little too slow I’ll try to liven the afternoon up by chasing my peer group member, Tracker, around the yard. Amidst all the visiting, it’ll be a good day to reflect on what a Lucky Dog I am.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!