sweet stanley

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Stanley is my sweet Airedale Terrier.  I love him, so much.  He will be six years old in May, I remember the day we got him,  my new best friend. Dave drove home from Chilliwack while Stanley and I snuggled for the 3 hour drive.
Stanley is my dream dog, he's the dog I always wanted and he's perfect.  Stanley has always been "number 1" but his life took a dramatic turn with the arrival of Beckett, a year later Zoë was born and Stanley was not impressed.  Number 1 moved to number 3.  I feel terrible, I promised myself that I wouldn't be one of those Mother's that ignored her dog.  I can't help it. I'm busy.  I'm tired. It just happened.
Beckett, Zoë and Stanley all love each other - Stan is incredibly patient and loving to the babes.  I watch Zoë climb all over him while he's trying to sleep, Beckett loves Stanley's wagging tail and I can't tell you how many times his ears get tugged!  While all this is happening Stanley happily takes it, gives a kiss and moves on.  Love him.
How about you?  How do you balance you best furry pal and your busy life?


mudkri said...

Oh. I can totally relate to this. We've had Guinness since he was a puppy. He's nearly 10 but for the last 5 years has been relegated to second banana behind our first banana daughter.

We've recently thought of adding another dog to the family. Wondering if it will give him some company or end up just being another thing he feels jealous of.

It's amazing how our pets are just as important to us as anything else in our lives. They are blessings.

I hope Stanley enjoys baby #3 at your house.

meg duerksen said...

so cute!!!

i want another dog to play with waffle.....but we have no fence.
the thought of walking two dogs or two dogs running away is too much.