Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Treasure Tuesday



Behold, my dog.


What a treasure he is!


His name is Ezra and he is eight years old. He is technically my husband's dog, but he is my baby. Poor thing, two kids later he has dropped considerably in the pecking order but he doesn't seem to mind. He loves these boys and I know if he had to he would throw himself in front of a bus to save them. I get aggravated when he tracks mud in the house or wipes his face on the furniture, but I still love him. He is about sixty in dog years and still lets the kids crawl on him and attempt to ride him and is happy to do so. He is very protective of us. He barks at anyone who attempts to enter our yard and I remember when Jacob was a wee baby we would walk him in the stroller with Ez by our side and he would strut out front and get between the stroller and anyone passing by. He didn't like strangers to stop and look at the baby. That was the only time I have ever really seen him appear menacing and even then if the gawker would stop and pet him his tail would wag. When both kids were starting to climb the stairs and not quite steady at it, he would always tell on them if they snuck over there by barking until I came. He just really is a good dog.





See what a sweet dog he is? These boys are so lucky to have him!

12 comments:

Amie said...

He does look like a sweet dog!

Faith said...

He is too sweet! A good dog is a treasure indeed!!!!

Beck said...

He looks like such a loving guy. Lucky him for having a family who loves him back.

Barb said...

Oh my goodness, that photo with the baby is precious. I love it that your dog is your treasure. Our dogs are just so unconditionally devoted to us. A wonderful treasure.

Lynsey said...

What a great treasure to have in your family! You all must love him to pieces!!

Overwhelmed! said...

What a beautiful dog! I love the picture of him with the baby, very sweet. :)

OneHungMan said...

That's one handsome man you've got watching over the little ones. When YoungHung was born, our youngest pup used to sit at the foot of YoungHung's bouncer and bark at anyone other than the Hungs who would enter the room...even the other, larger pups in our family.

OneHung loves pups and cried like a little school girl when he lost his five and a half month old pup to an allergic reaction to something...so he's very appreciative of you posting about Ezra for no apparent reason other that throwing love his way.

Kudos to you.

Michelle said...

What a great treasure! And he sure is a sweet dog and so protective! What a cute picture you posted at the bottom!

maybetomorrow said...

Ezra is gorgeous - our dumb little pooch is just a dustbunny collector - wouldn't protect us for all the kibble in the world- I think our neighbours think we must beat him cause he won't come when we call him but will run to a complete stranger like a bat out of hell if they call him.....
He actually flunked out of obedience school - was given a "good try" award but no graduation.....(we do love him though)

firstborn said...

ezra is truly man's best friend! so sweet & precious to have a dog so loyal & faithful as he!

Tammy and Parker said...

every little child deserves someone special like ezra to grow up with!

sweet memories said...

I love when little kids grow up with animals, brings such a great experience to their lives...I grew up with none, but I can see the different type of love that K has with her three little pooches....it is so sweet....part of the family....I love your ezra...my neigbhor growing up had one just like ezra....love love love ezra!