July 15, 2019. I love this dog! Roscoe is Jeff’s dog, not mine, but you wouldn’t know that to watch us together. I’m his favorite playmate and proud of it! We’ve gone hiking, biking, roller-blading, skiing, snow-shoeing, rowing–and now, paddle boarding. I didn’t see this one coming because he’s not crazy about the water. He just climbed aboard one day as I was getting underway close to shore. It’s a small inflatable and quite tipsy, so this was a pretty amusing undertaking. As you can see, we figured it out.
I own cats, not dogs, because of the convenience. I have a great cat named Boo who travels with me everywhere. But there’s something about a dog. For one thing, he keeps me active on those days when I feel sluggish. I have to give him his exercise, after all. For another, his appreciation is so apparent. People say they can see emotion in their dog’s eyes. The Dog Whisperer warns us to remember that dogs are not people. I’ve watched all the episodes and I generally believe him. But still. When Roscoe looks up at me like that, I can’t help but feel that connection. Does it matter how we define it? It makes me feel good. It makes him “feel” good. ‘Nuff said.