Copper, “It’s all about me”
Lauren (mom), “You’re absolutely right!”
If you’re a dog owner you’ll relate to your pup wanting to be fed, eager to fetch, ready for walking, longing for his/her belly rubbed, anxious to play and cuddle, i.e. it’s all about them! It’s up to us, their owners, to provide the best, loving home so they feel safe and secure.
However, when you flip the coin, our time with them is more about us because all they want is to please their owners; to make their families happy. They look at us with those eyes that melt our hearts from the first meeting and there’s no turning back. They can sense our moods and they have our backs.
I’ll use one example using my dog, Copper, when he hears any of his family crying. He’ll walk over to us, rest his head on our leg and look up with his amber eyes as if to say, “I’m here for you.”
Their unconditional love is a gift to be cherished. If you’re a dog or cat owner, I’d love to hear your thoughts, too. ♥
I would like to thank Jean at https://socialbridge.wordpress.com/ for tagging me in this photo challenge.
Here are the rules for the “Five Photos Five Stories” challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.
(I’m unable to post each day so mine are days apart, which is alright if posting each day is difficult for you, too.)
My second nomination for the challenge is Scott over at http://worldiction.com/.
Lauren Scott © 2015
Do you have a family member or friend who is constantly taking photos? Do you have moments when you just don’t want to be the subject? I do, I have and I’ve been the guilty one clicking away.
Copper’s been in our family for over three years now and I think we’ve taken about a million photos of him (slight exaggeration). But for those of you who own pets, don’t you agree there can never be too many pictures of our furry friends?
I took the first three when he had better things to do (like chew on his bone). However, he complied but not without attitude. 🙂 He weighs about 74 lbs, is tall and lean and all muscle, which is why this first photo makes me smile. In the photos following, you’ll see his true self.
“Time’s almost up”
and now some photos from my son…
and lastly, with me
I hope you enjoyed this peek into Copper’s life
and I wish you a smooth and peaceful start to your new week!
Lots of Love, Lauren 🙂 ♥
Ever since Copper became a member of our family,
squirrels have become the “bane of my existence!”
He shows tremendous confidence in being able
to catch the fast little critters, but to no avail.
High up in the sky
looking down as if to smile
they always prevail
(but Copper also shares mellow moments
where he breathes in the beauty around him)
The enjoyment and fun our furry pets provide us
is priceless and worth a million smiles…
Lauren Scott © 2014
Top photo: Google images
(I can’t take a photo
and hold Copper at the same time)
Copper photo: My daughter
(unfortunately, this patch of grass
never looks the best)
Just pet me and love me is all I really ask
I know it’s not such a difficult task
for when you focus on my amber eyes
the love I show is no surprise
You get a big smile when you rub my tummy
‘cuz all the attention is really yummy
You’ve taught me well when it comes to heeling
but I can’t help if squirrels are so appealing
I sit, I stay and lie down on command and
can’t wait for my treat out of your loving hand
I know sometimes on our walks I’m a handful
From now on, I’ll do my best and try not to pull
Big, strong labs don’t often get mushy
but I’ll say one thing that might be gushy
If you didn’t adopt me on that special day
I don’t know how I’d feel…happy or afraid
So, my family, to you I offer my paw and
I’m very grateful you chose me to be your dog ♥
Lauren Scott © 2013
Photo: My Son 🙂