Some of my favorite girls ... my granddaughter with my dogs, Zoe and Gracie. My granddaughter is going to be the birthday girl a few days before
Thanksgiving. She will be 3. We are all pretty excited about that
birthday party coming up. While my children and grandchildren are my biggest blessing my dogs are a close 2nd. At this stage of my life I can't be with my children and grandchildren as much as I would like so I sure am glad I have dogs. They give me somebody to talk to when I am alone. They make me get out of bed when I am having a bad spell of depression and just would stay in bed all day if they would let me. They make me laugh. They make me feel safe when I am alone. They make me feel loved. I still cry over my schnauzers that have passed away --- Fred, Maggie, Max. I can not imagine a life without kids and dogs.
The little black schnauzer is Gracie. Andy's baby is in the background. I don't think Andy meant to leave him by the trash, more likely the back door that is just around the corner. A few nights ago I had company for dinner -- 2 rowdy grandsons and a rowdy granddaughter plus my 2 daughters & I talking loudly since I am hearing impaired. The house was noisy and while Andy loves the kids after awhile Andy likes quiet. Andy was probably trying to help his baby escape! Last photo ... Best buddies, Zoe & Andy