I can’t help but smile when I look at these pictures! Any time that I see the dogs sitting cute or great light, I grab my camera and head into the backyard. But I’d been really wanting a canvas and knew that if I wanted a good picture of the boys, I needed a better background than the same ole’ fence and pile of mulch that we have yet to spread. So we ventured out to one of my fave places to capture a few shots of the boys that show of their individual personalities.
So…meet Cody! He is my dominant boy, full of energy but very focused when it comes to some of his favorite things…#1 being his ball. He will follow me wherever I go all day long, even when I’m mowing the lawn. He was the reason that I got certified as a dog trainer, he needs constant structure and consistent exercise to be a good dog but when he’s good, he’s just the best. He is my boy and though he can be a handful, I wouldn’t trade him for anything.
And my sweet Rudy. He is the shyest Cattle Dog I’ve ever met, though Brad & I tend to agree that he’s got some other breed somewhere in there. He’s a licker, it’s his obsession. He has been sick for a long time and vets can’t figure it out so he has good days and bad days. The bad ones usually consist of snorting up snot and a reverse sneeze. But he’s a tough little guy, still managing to always enjoy his exercise and any chance to steal Cody’s ball and taunt him with it. He is one of a kind and no dog could ever replace him.
Together, these two are entertaining , challenging, active, ornery, and the perfect 2 dogs for Brad & my personalities. Cody is the more focused of the two, while Rudy tends to get a little more playful. They make me smile on a daily basis and I can’t imagine life without them. People who don’t dedicate time, training, exercise and love to their dogs are missing out on so much….they truly are a man (and woman’s) best friend.