Eddie the girl dog

Just look at those eyes. How can you look in to them and not melt? Can you imagine a hard day at work and coming home to this look? Our Pet of the Week this week is Eddie.

Eddie is a girl dog of 7 years and she’s still full of energy. When you meet her, she leans her side and hind end into your legs, shifting her weight from paw to paw in a little dance meant to lure you into scratching her. She stares off into the distance, then turns her head back to look at you, the gleeful strain giving her eyes a wild look, as her tongue dangles from the corner of her mouth. You can’t say no to that and so you pet her and scratch her back.

When you stop, she bounds about in search of play. Pouncing left and right, woofing eagerly, trying to entice you to make a move. What would life be like if you adopted her? You picture her running in deep snowy fields on long walks through the countryside. You imagine her in the summer time following a misadventure in the mud. You’re washing her off with the hose, as she blissfully chomps at the spray. You imagine raking leaves in the fall, as Eddie bounds between the piles and tunnels into one, bursting up through the middle like a jack-in-the-box. All of this is as it should be for a dog of Eddie’s nature.

When her energy is spent, Eddie curls up to sleep like any other dog. It’s the perfect time to exchange calm affections. You pet her and Eddie slowly rolls to her side, her tail thumping against her bed. She lets out a tender little whine that scarcely expresses all the love that she feels inside yet describes it perfectly.