Laudie-dog happily in the Shadow

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Lots of people have been inquiring about Laudie-dog. It’s not that Laudie-dog is retired, though now she’s getting on in years, but she is happy to be in the shadows on the dog-pillow behind my chair where she yawns whenever she likes to express her contentment, I mean, you know, now that Shadow-dog has taken pride of place in serving and protecting.

But no one have one up on Laudie-dog’s history of going up against wolves and coyotes and bears and lynx and panthers. She still battles with that panther that dark and stormy night (really!) in her nightmares. I try to ever so gently wake her up when that happens. She’s happy to be reassured.

People make fun of me when I say that, but it’s true. You can almost pick out which incident it is that’s being replayed in her mind, whether the bear (yappity yap yap yap!) or the panther (scream-cry-howl-bark-scream). People say that dogs don’t dream and have no emotions or memory, but they just don’t know dogs. I think that by assessing a dog I could draw up a fairly accurate profile of its owner.

Trouble is, sometimes, that dogs can sometimes have multiple owners, as is the case with both Laudie-dog and Shadow-dog. I think those who had Shadow were fairly friendly with him and let him be the alpha-iest alpha GSD ever. But who knows. Poor Laudie-dog adopted me after having starved, with mange, and been shot between the shoulders, and was ultra-timid, and it was obvious she had suffered some abuse. Best dog ever.

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2 responses to “Laudie-dog happily in the Shadow

  1. Charlene

    Laudie-dog is my heroine! She puts up with Fr. George and now she has to put up with the likes of Shadow-dog and his pooping venomous snakes! As I have said before, Laudie-dog always has a home here! She is an adorable, long-suffering doggie. Viva Laudie-dog!! Que viva!!!

  2. Gina Nakagawa

    Laudie-dog is very wise. There comes a time to retire from the hustle and bustle of the secular world and learn to contemplate. She also suffered more than her fair share of adversity and appreciates a more “cloistered” life. May she live a long life to enjoy the blessings of living with Father Byer!

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