Here are our salutees! That's Buddy on the left and Dusty on the right.
Buddy is a Boston Terrier/Jack Russell mix and is about a year and a half old; Dusty is a ten year old Lab. Buddy has lived with his bipeds, Judy and Ted, since February of 2006; Dusty actually owns their daughter, but spends a lot of time visiting Buddy! As you can see, they are fast friends - here they are, guarding the house from squirrels!!!
Did you see that, Buddy? SQUIRREL!
Should we get up?
Not yet. Let's think it through first.
After that hard work, they had to take a nap.
Buddy was starting to slip, but Dusty was right there to protect him!
Don't worry, little fella! I've got you!
They're really VERY good nappers!
Buddy even helps his dad nap - always going the extra mile to help his bipeds!
Hey, Dad. Can I pull the quilt up for you?
If that's not being helpful, we don't know what is! I think all of us should try this!
Dusty is afraid of storms (note that's with a small "s"!) and rain but loves to swim. She enjoys playing with a ball or Frisbee. Buddy likes to jump and loves going for car or truck rides. Here he is, on his way to Dusty's house!
Let's go, Mom!
He also told us that he and his mom have been meeting a friend to go walking in the morning! He said his mom's friend calls when she's ready, and they walk over to meet her. Now he knows when the phone rings in the morning, it's time for FUN! He likes to do leaps of joy - about chest high! Wow, what an athlete!!! No wonder he needs all those cat naps! Roo - speaking of which ...
Here he is with his friend Trouble, the cat. Unfortunately, Trouble is no longer with them; Buddy still misses him!
He has another cat friend named Callie. Here is Callie enjoying a lovely hole that Buddy dug.
All sorts of interesting theories come to mind about what Buddy was REALLY doing, putting Callie in the hole like that. His mom was reading his emails, so he didn't give us the actual scoop. Amber thought perhaps he was planting Callie to grow a Pussy Willow tree. (Hee hee hee!) ...Or Cat Tails. ...Or Cats Claw. (Yeah... we get it, Am. Editor's note to self: More supervision when Amber writes the Sunday Salute.)
Here is Buddy's adorable profile!
Squirrel? Do I hear a squirrel?
Always working - whether it's keeping the house safe from squirrels, keeping each other company during power naps (and doing the same for Buddy's dad!), going on walkies, or doing some gardening - for all you do, we salute you, Buddy and Dusty!
The Army of Four