May 5, 2014

Companions


This little girl and I have bonded , finely!  I have to confess it took me awhile to really warm up to her. I don't know exactly why, maybe for several reasons,but I just can't pin point one or the other! I really thought about giving her up and tried ,but no one was a taker. Now,I don't think I could let her go even if someone were to offer to give her a home. She is very loving and has so much to give,but in turn requires alot of attention as well. I have never been a real big  " lap dog " person,unlike my daughter Regina who loves a dog in her lap always, and in her bed, not so me! I on the other hand,do like to love and cuddle with my pet,but when I want too. I don't like to feel as if I am being commanded to " hold me " by my pet constantly...do you understand what I am confiding here... at all?
My Duke wasn't a lap dog..he learned early on to sit at my feet, I pat and cuddled him with my feet. That may sound funny ...it kinda does even to myself :)  ,but its true! For one thing Duke was way to heavy for me to pick up and cuddle. While I do pick a much smaller Lilly up and cuddle on her from time to time,she has learned, as Duke did, to sit at my feet,and she has learned that I don't want to be smothered by her affection.
So we love one another and have our times of cuddling and wooing,but we have our own space as well. When its bed time she has learnt the routine....her bed is on the floor beside my own..she now goes to her bed and I go to mine..without all her begging and crying of ...Please,please I want to sleep with you! she gets in her bed,I call her my good girl ,and I then get in my own bed. When its been real cold in the house over the winter,  I have let her come into my bed.....she goes way down under the covers and is content,but as I said....putting a pet in the bed with me just isn't something I prefer do. I hope that doesn't make all you huge animal lovers think any less of me  :) Just kidding. We all have our ways,don't we?

So as it is, I think Lilly and I have become the "almost" perfect companions...she understands me and I understand her! Now,you know a little bit more about me and a little bit more about my Lilly.

On another note... the baptismal Sunday evening at the lake was beautiful. Such an awesome time of fellowship with my family, also brothers and sisters in the Lord. Eight souls were baptised,the picture below is of my Pastor (right) and his brother baptizing their daddy. What a blessing. Hope your week is lovely my friends



8 comments:

Serenata said...

Chihuahua's are very loving and cuddly dogs, and yes it seems they very much like to share a bed and burrow underneath the covers if they are allowed to! Our sweet Percy has his own bed in the kitchen...but does come in for cuddles every now and again, but not to sleep.

Your sweet girl looks lovely, so glad you are understanding each other :-)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

She is adorable and I also love the baptism picture.

SharonR said...

Good for you for letting your pet know that you are the master. The Dog Whisperer Guy (can't remember his name) would be proud. I can't even stand a dog in the house, so you're more patient than I am.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh I get you, Shelley! I do let Butters in my lap but she has her own bed at night. I just make sure she can burrow. There are days I wonder WHY I chose to adopt her but I pretty much adore her as much as she adores me! ♥

DollZandThingZ said...

My daughter has two Chihuahuas and I love them. They go to their beds at night and are wonderfully affectionate dogs! I am glad you have bonded with each other. I think you both have a lot of love to give! My Yorkie Hank is now 14 and not a cuddler. He weighs 4 pounds but loves his own space. Every dog seems to have an individual personality---like people!

Barbara Neubeck said...

I don't like pets in my bed... no way!!! BUT... I don't mind them sleeping on top of the end of the bed... a bit weird eh.
My current pet is a Jack Russell dog and he's only allowed into the main part of the house under strict supervision because of mu Mum who is 97 and we don't want her to fall over him... he lives and sleeps in the back TV room.
So happy that you both have bonded...and now lovw each other...
Hugs and blessings ..
Barb xx

Terra said...

I can tell that you and Lilly are loving companions now and you are wise to establish yourself as pack leader.

marie said...

So glad you and sweet Lily have bonded! And what a blessing for your pastor (and his brother) to baptize their father!!