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Friday, April 8, 2011

A Boy and His Dog

Good morning,

That's our Erik and our David catching some shut-eye together a few days ago.

David, his three siblings, and his Dad (our son) lived with us two summers ago when we adopted seven-week-old puppy Erik into our family.  Erik formed bonds for life with David, his brother, and sisters that summer. 

Erik is a big boy now, two years old and already earning blue ribbons in agility competition.

The bond between a boy and his dog is quite beautiful, isn't it?

Sweet dreams,
Lois

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22 comments:

Diana said...

It's so sweet seeing them together like that Lois. When Jake comes home every other week, the dogs leave my side for the entire weekend to next next to him! I call them traitor dogs!
Love Di ♥

stringsofpurls said...

Very sweet. I bet you made the cozy blanket as well?
Good ole granny squares!

Judy said...

Those are such wonderful shots.
When we got our Sadie, our son Dan who was 21 got really attached to her. It's funny, when he and his wife come to visit, Sadie gets so excited even after not seeing him for months at a time.
There is no age limit for "a boy and his dog". :))

Sherry said...

This one really tugs at my heart! I feel sorry for anyone that doesn't have a dog in their life. . . preferably a Lab!!! Thanks for sharing this.

Lois Evensen said...

Erik has bonded this way with all four of the children and it is so beautiful. He is cuddly with us adults, too, and spends the night in someone's bed every night - often ours.

Yes, the afghan was made by me way back circa 1975. I made it for my parents in colors to blend with their living room. My Mom died in 1985 and my Dad moved in with us in 1990. The afghan came with him, of course. We have a number of afghans that the kids use on the couch or floor. Those afghans wear like iron and look as pretty as the day they were made.

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments. :)

texwisgirl said...

i love labs SO much! great photos full of love and mutual admiration.

Montanagirl said...

I think those bonds that are formed, will no doubt last a lifetime. Great photo of them.

Deere Driver said...

I love how they need to touch.

Marit Johanne said...

A wonderful friendship!

Rose said...

Love that shot...back when our girls were young, we ended up with two pups just a few weeks apart....and that following summer there were a couple kids down the street that were living with their grandparents...they were probably 4 or 5 years younger than our youngest daughter...actually one of them started before we got the pups, but anyway, they spent the biggest part of every day here....then later, no matter how long it had been since the dogs seen them, and even though they might not recognize them by sight, there was something about their smell and sound that our dogs remembered...now they weren't overjoyed to see them like when we would be gone and come home, but there was that wag of the tail and that look of "I know you...good to see you" that would come into their eyes.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

So a sweet picture.
I wish you a nice weekend.
Angela

Elaine said...

Wonderful shots! It's always delightful to watch the interaction between kids and animals.

Sherry said...

Lol! Just had to stop in one more time to look at these pictures. Makes you want to reach into the picture and give them both a big hug!!!

EG Wow said...

The photo made me smile, Lois. It's wonderful when a child and dog bond!

vicki said...

Hi Lois - there is nothing sweeter than a child and their pets. This photo is adorable. These are special times for you - treasure these photo memories!

Vicki

One said...

It's really sweet to see a child and a dog sleeping so closely together. :)

John said...

Lovely! I am now your follower.

My Critters, have a good weekend.

Michael said...

Great pics. Reminds me of my Harry when he was a young one.

Ms. Burrito said...

Cute critters.

Will you visit my entry, pretty please?

Grenville T. Boyd said...

I remember our daughters using our black lab Boo-Boo as a pillow and her loving every minute of it.
Grenville

Lynette Killam said...

Oh, this is a charming shot, Lois! Hard to beat the combination of little boys with the pets they love! Dogs have always been part of our family too...can't imagine a home without their furry presence...:)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a sweet photo!