What is your dog's breed? (If you have more than one dog, please list a name followed by breed.)
Shiloh, Rhett, and Brandy are Golden Retrievers, Lucky is a Cocker/Shizu cross, Grit is Aussie Cattle Dog, and Annie....well we haven't figured it out yet.
I am a native Floridian country girl. I am married some 33 years now, and have 2 grown sons. My hobbies include my Golden Retrievers, of which we have 3. I also rescue dogs and have 3 dogs I have given a home. I also love my horses. I have one Quarter Horse, Aly, and one miniature stallion, Cowboy. All in all we live a quiet life.
What is one thing your dog does that reminds you to open your heart and love more deeply?
One of my Goldens...Shiloh sleeps right next to our 27 year old cat Mickey. He is very fragile now, and she lets him sleep right next to her. I think this closeness gives him security and warmth. It's very sweet.
Today is the first day I am able to write about the loss of my beautiful Quarter Horse mare, Aly. She was hit by lightning last week. I have been devistated. 3 weeks ago I lost one of my sweet cats to a rattlesnake bite....and now this. I have had Aly since she was a 2 year old back in 1990. She was always a comfort when I had a bad day. She would come over and put her head on my shoulder as if she were comforting me. It has been very difficult to come to terms with her death.
She went through all the hurricanes without a scratch on her, only to be killed by lightning. The big blaze faced horse in my pictures is Aly.