They have quite a mutual admiration society. You can see the love in Laddie's eyes...he just melts when my hubby talks to him. Laddie was here way before I came into the picture and he has learned to love me as well. A little story: I play a game with him at night, while we are watching TV. Sometimes he wants to play with his toys and I just want to watch TV. He goes and gets a soft animal and lies on the floor in front of the TV. He looks at me as if to say, "Do you want to play?" I feel bad if I don't respond....so I silently, while watching TV tap my chair and give him a look. He looks quizzical, and then touches his toy. I tap my knee....he looks the same. I mouth good boy....he cocks his head, I pat the cushion...he tilts his head. I say silently... bring me the toy. He really doesn't know what to make of it. He stays right there and just makes these motions with his head....never moving or making a sound. It can go on for half an hour. Last night we went through this routine, me tapping and mouthing bring me the toy...then patting the cushion and doing the same. He was holding his panda. Finally he slowly got up and went to his toy basket, leaving the panda behind and brought a monkey and just laid it on my lap and went back to lie down with his panda. It was like he knew that I wanted a toy, but he didn't want to give up his panda. He is just the sweetest dog and gives us so much pleasure. He's right here on the floor, while I am typing this. I think that he knows it's about him...LOL
We pet owners are so lucky to share our lives with these wonderful creatures. They give us unconditional love and depend on us. We do our best to take proper care of them. As they get older...we have to treat them like senior citizens. They still like to play from time to time and we feel guilty if we don't want to do the same. Tonight I'm going to play with him...I will show him unconditional love.