Saturday, August 02, 2008

Sissy, the dog

We've known Sissy since she was a puppy. She joined Evelyn and Gene's family when my children were growing up. I don't remember how old she is, but I'm guessing somewhere between 10 and 14 years old. She has been a good companion to Henry's parents. We brought her home early in July when Evelyn entered assisted living. She enjoyed the ride to Amarillo - checking out all the scenery as we drove down the road. The roadside parks were filled with interesting smells to be explored.

When we got home, she attached herself to Henry, spending much of her day at his feet in the office. Her bed is in our room and she sleeps on Henry's side of the bed. She goes out when Henry goes out for his morning swim. She goes with him to the post office. She seems very happy and contented for which I am very grateful.

She went with us on our camping trip to Pedernales Falls and seemed to love it. So many trails to explore and new smells to investigate! And thankfully, she does not get carsick!

We're back in Amarillo and last night Sissy spent the night in Debra and Jonathan's room. She has now attached herself to Debra, she did not leave the room until Debra was up and at 'em. She's looking for Henry, but Debra is "her people" as well!

It is amazing to me how a dog's mind works!

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