Today I wanted to share with you our pup Emily. Emily is a 7 year old cocker spaniel, who as you will see is more than just a little bit spoiled! Emily came into our lives when she was just a little 8 week old ball of fur. I had just lost my first cocker spaniel, my beloved 10 year old Maggie, very unexpectedly, to cancer. I was devastated, and very depressed. One day three weeks later, hubby came home with a little furry surprise. Now, I would never recommend surprising anyone with a pet. But, hubby and I had already been talking about getting another dog (I really wanted another cocker spaniel, as they are so near and dear to my heart). Eventually. I just wasn't ready. And I told him not to surprise me.
Well, I am so glad that he did! Suddenly I had this active, playful little puppy to take care of, and to potty train. She helped heal my heart!!
One of Emily's favorite things to do is go camping with us! Hubby pulls her along in this little wagon, and believe me, we get the stares! Most people think we are pulling along a small child, you should see the looks on their faces when they discover that it's really a dog!
Don't let her serious face fool you, Emily is all about the fun!
Well, make that "all about the naps"! I think she has been in hibernation mode this winter! All she wants to do is sleep and eat!
Of course we still go for our daily walks, despite the freezing temperatures. All of that cold air really tires a little pup out!!
More camping fun! This is what goofy people like us do who don't have kids!
Emily loves nothing more than to sit in her favorite chair, and watch all of the comings and goings. She is quite the watchdog, and will bark at anything that moves! Anything! Neighbors, the mail man, birds, squirrels, and don't even get her started on the UPS man!!
One day a couple of years ago, there was a giant snapping turtle that made it's way into our back yard. Well, I think that mean and scary looking old turtle was actually afraid of Emily! Emily was barking her head off, and he just couldn't get away fast enough (well, fast enough for a turtle!).
(no turtles were harmed in the making of these photographs!)
All set for her photo shoot!
This was taken on our most recent camping trip last fall. Here we are trucking down the road in our motor home. This is Emily's favorite perch!
Playing shy and hard to get!
Debbie and Lucy, who are having a fun puppy linky party! Be sure to join in on all of the excitement!