Doggie update

twobigdogsAugust 10, 2014

Hello Friends,

It's been touch and go with me here at RP. I keep vowing to get back regularly, and I do lurk. Lots. Time to get posting again.

And this seemed like the perfect way to begin. We lost our beloved black lab Capt. Nemo about six months ago. (He was one of the original dynamic duo in my RP name TwoBigDogs.)

Our almost one year old black lab pup, Sir Winston Churchill, Winston for short, fell into a deep depression. Although we still missed Capt. Nemo, we knew we needed to find a buddy for Winston. Now.

Wait... this isn't all sad... I promise.

I would like to introduce the new boy... 1 1/2 year old Bloodhound mix. He was adopted about a month ago and he is the most affectionate dog. He is perfectly content to snuggle while I read. I do believe we need him as much as he needs us.

And his name... are you ready?
His name is Booker.

Guess what we call him for short?
Books!

Thanks for thinking of me sometimes and wondering where I have been.
PAM

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carolyn_ky

Nice to hear from you, Pam, and congratulations on you new happy-face (?) dog. Maybe he can curl up on your feet and keep them warm while you post more on RP.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 3:07PM
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yoyobon_gw

What a regal face !!
He looks like a real sweetheart.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 6:50PM
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annpan

What a lovely boy!
Have you read Jennifer Crusie's "Anyone but You? He reminds me of Fred the rescued dog in that book. Not the same breed, I think but the same mournful, soulful look.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 9:42PM
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Artiste8

Congratulations on your new addition to the family. He is beautiful. Love the name.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:59AM
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merryworld

He looks like a sweet guy. Hope you've been reading some good books, too.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 11:00AM
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lemonhead101

Welcome back, and glad all is well. Love Books!! He sounds like a perfect companion for both humans and canines. :-)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 2:04PM
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rouan

Welcome back, and I'm so glad you found a new friend for yourself and Winston! What a perfect name too. :)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 3:22PM
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twobigdogs

Thank you all! It is good to be back. I am getting my little list together to post on the monthly thread. I have been reading. I have been buying books, too. Oh my...

Books is a great dog although he is getting spoiled rather quickly. Thank you for the sweet comments. Annpan, I did not read "Anyone but You". However, as you all know... I seldom need too many excuses to buy another book!

PAM

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 8:51PM
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annpan

I like the animals in the Crusie books, even though one changes sex halfway through "Welcome to Temptation" (Sloppy editing!) but I tend to skip the bedroom scenes!
I thought I had better mention those....

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 9:49PM
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veer

PAM, I think your Winston Churchill should have been a bulldog!
Over here we have a TV advert for an insurance co. called Churchill with a 'puppet' type bulldog mascot. Often school children, sadly lacking in any basic knowledge of history, when asked who 'Churchill' was, answer "He's the dog off the telly."

Here is a link that might be useful: 'Churchill' ad

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 5:35AM
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twobigdogs

Oh veer, that is so sad. We have the same problem over here in that history classes often end right before the world wars as they are "difficult to teach". So many ugly yet important facets of history are glossed over these days because everyone is afraid to offend others. I think it would be more offensive should those sad moments repeat themselves. That being said, the commercial is funny!!

He was actually named after Churchill because even as a puppy, he had a wrinkly forehead and a constant scowl on his little face, just like most of the photos of Churchill.

PAM

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 6:52AM
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netla

I'm glad you found yourself another dog to love, Pam. I have never owned dogs myself, but all the bloodhounds I have ever met have been easy-going and affectionate, and who can resist those sad, droopy faces?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 12:31PM
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woodnymph2_gw

Congrats. I am so happy for you, as a fellow dog-lover.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 2:55PM
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siobhan_1

What a face! So glad you found each other!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 4:30PM
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rosefolly

Welcome back, Pam. And welcome to your new Big Dog.

Rosefolly

    Bookmark   August 31, 2014 at 2:52PM
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twobigdogs

Thank you everyone. I missed you and honestly, my TBR list is not nearly as interesting when I am not involved. I have noticed that BEING WITH YOU here at RP motivates me to read more.

PAM

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 8:15PM
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YrAlban2001

Congratulations Pam on finding someone as lovely as Books to keep everyone company.

I too have two dogs, though of much smaller statures. Sospan (Welsh for saucepan, believe it or not) is a Yorkshire Terrier, while Scarlet is West Highland Terrier and when both are on my lap at the same time I just have enough room left for a book, but enjoy their companionship.

Bill

    Bookmark   September 4, 2014 at 5:25AM
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