Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Man and His Dogs

Mike has 2 dogs, Abby (short for Abacus--he is a math teacher remember) and Bailey. They are both "outside" dogs. I have never had an "outside" dog, only "inside" dogs. Charlie, my dog, is an "inside" dog (click on the link to see what life with Charlie is really all about). That means that Charlie doesn't normally like to be outside for any longer than he has too. He sleeps inside, eats inside and plays inside. Mike's dogs do all of that except...outside.
Living in a condo wasn't really the best place to have "outside" dogs so Mike's parents graciously offered to keep Abby and Bailey for us until we bought a house and could have them with us. Now that we are moved in and settled, last weekend we went to get them.

Let me tell you, Mike is a different man with his dogs by his side. They follow him everywhere and really just can't enough of him. And I think, even though he wouldn't admit it, he can't get enough of them either. Tonight when he was outside working on the yard, I snapped a couple of pictures. Bailey is the black lab and Abby is the yellow lab.

In the second picture, they were watching Mike and waiting for him to put down the weed eater so he could throw the ball. As soon as he did, they went running toward him!

12 comments:

Jessica said...

It's nice to meet Abby and Bailey:) I'm glad she goes by Abby and not Abacus. Only Mike, haha!

Christy said...

okay, that was me and not Jessa:)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Adorable pups! I couldn't get the link to work for Charlie, but I am sure he is cute too! I am with you...I have always had inside dogs. I have one sitting right next to me right now, in fact! He's a bit scruffy but I love him! :)
Carrie

Lana said...

Beautiful dogs! I had labs growing up and I loved them! My brother still has one of ours! They are *great* dogs!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous dogs! I loved readiing about your precious Charlie (I too loved, (still love) Little House on the Prairie!

Glad the pups have come home!

Davene said...

I love dogs and was so excited to get one when we moved back from Israel! We have two outdoor ones which I've always preferred, but when we got this last puppy, I was tempted, for the first time, to have him as an indoor one. In the end, he became an outdoor one, too, which is good because the dogs keep each other company.

Your dogs are beautiful, and I personally think Abacus is a great name (and I'm not even a math teacher!). ;)

Carolina Mama said...

Now you're turning me into a dog lover! Labs are awesome! Yours are beautiful!!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I'm a huge dog lover...and I'm really lovin' the pictures of yours.

They are so adorable!!

Angie said...

I have two children with fur too - Bailey and Zoe. They are inside if we're home, outside if we're not. They sleep with us - we love them so much!!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHH I know why he adores his dogs. I will tell you that having labs really brightens a heart. We adopted Riley back in Jan.. and he has added such joy to our lives. We just love them...they are sooo loyal and loving. Our Riley is black too. What sweethearts your dh has. cherry

Shannon said...

Labs are so pretty! And such great dogs.

Kelly said...

Hi Sarah,
Your labs are beautiful! I know what you mean about your husband being different with his dogs near him...my husband is the same way...we have two black labs, Anna, age 4 and Tank, 6 months. They are bio sister and brother and love to go grouse/duck/pheasant hunting. They are indoor/sleep on the bed with us fur kids!
Blessings
Kelly