Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dog Days

I may have mentioned before that our two dogs, Itchy and Moose, are living with my parents while E and I are in the midst of this move; we probably won't have them with us until we buy a place again as finding an apartment to accommodate all our needs as well as allow a 70lb-plus pup (Itchy) proved to be a little too difficult. Living with Itchy in an apartment could have been a bit of a nightmare anyway, as he is rather fond of barking at odd noises, but it doesn't make E and I wish they were with us any less.


And as much as I miss them on a daily basis, I am not sure there is anywhere I miss them more than I do here at our home. They are as much a part of this house to me as the walls and the roof. Even when E was deployed, even when he was missing from this place, they were here by my side.

To not have them here never feels right-- I half expect to look out the back window and see Itchy sunning himself in the yard or to glance up and notice Moose sleeping on the shelf of the coffee table (his favorite spot.) Since my "boys" are heavily on my mind right now, I hope you won't mind indulging in some dog-adoration here at Under A Paper Moon.















For those of you who have pups by your side or waiting for you at home, give them some extra pets today; I wish I could do the same.

27 comments:

Jane Flanagan said...

I'm such a dog lover and dearly wish for the day when I have the means to care for one. I love the scruffy guy in the Alessandra Mortola photo. I like scruffy wizardly dogs the best!

Valerie said...

love the pictures!! I need to borrow your dogs for my blog!!

Courtney said...

Aw, Courtney: I am sorry that they aren't waiting for you when you get home. I bet they miss you as much as you miss them.

I know what it's like to have the unconditional love for and from a dog. Our favorite little guy is our world. [I just gave him a hug and some love for ya].

I hope yours are sunning and hanging out in shelves [at your home] very soon. xx.

words and photo booth moments said...

oooooh i just dropped off my little guy, poulet, at his favorite weekend getaway spot. with a friend of mine who owns a dog business {and nine dogs of her own!!} he only goes there a few times a year and adores getting to spend some time with his doggie friends {though i can't imaaaagine they're half as much fun as i am ;)}. but now i read this and miss him already.....well he's having fun. and so, i would hope, are yours. sweet post! thx. x chantal

vicki archer said...

They are so cute your puppies - I understand how you must miss them, xv.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

they're so so cute! i'd love to have a dog & a few cats too ;) but will have wait till I buy my own place & have a proper job so i can look after them properly :)

alice said...

What sweeties!

I hope you get to have yours back with you soon!

I tried to stage my dog to sit perfectly yesterday while I took a picture... I really wonder how these photographers do it!

Haven and Home said...

Ohhh, I know it hurts to not have them there, I am sorry! I hope you can be reunited soon!

kd said...

Moose and Itchy! I love those two guys :)

Also, I like all the Frenchie pics you included into today's post.

We took Howie to the vet yesterday and he weighs...32.6lbs! The vet insisted he was not fat. We own a pet anvil now!

Eric said...

HA! Pet Anvil, the best!
Now I miss our boys...*sigh*
Well I downloaded the picture so I can have them here at work with me. Lovely post and Pics hon... See you tonight.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm in love with this post. A house is completely empty without a loving pet by your side!

Blair said...

awww. Love seeing a picture of them after hearing about them for so long! I don't think there is anything like a dog to make a house feel like home ( a little cheesy, I know!) Hope you get to bring them home with you soon. I can hardly going on vacation without my two dogs!

Cote de Texas said...

go get them. all a dog needs is love. the rest is just extra. go get them!!!!! they'll be fine. better with you than without.

J ..de Santa Fe said...

I'm rather new to being dog-obsessed.
This time last year I just wouldn't have "got it." Hope you can make the leap and get those fur balls back with your SOON ... Judith-with-110lbs-of-Borzoi-On-the-Sofa

p.s. love the McAlpine pic / the dog makes the room

Blue Muse said...

awww! I hope you are reunited soon with your babies - I can't imagine being away from my 2!
Your photos were great!
xo Isa

Rebecca said...

the two cutest dog names I think I've heard, Courtney-- here's to having your buds back soon!

citysage said...

I can't imagine how much you miss your pups. You must be so anxious to have the move over with so you can have them back!

LOVE this round up of doggy interiors--my two faves are the Pom on the bright white bed, and the two shaggy fellas in front of the striped couch. I'm a sucker for a big shaggy fur coat!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, I hate this for you!! Nothing worse than being exiled from your best friends. You are welcome to visit Edward anytime your heart desires!!

Love all the photos!! Right up my alley!

Stephanie said...

I hope the boys get to come home soon : )

bandelle said...

Awwww, your pups are soooo cute. They really bring happiness to our lives, don't they?! I hope you can snuggle with them soon.

Kylie
xxx

stacey said...

Your post brought a tear to my eye!

I sure hope you have them by your side very very soon!

Much doggie love to you!

Stacey~

Courtney said...

i LOVED seeing your boys!! So so sweet and I can't imagine how lonely it is without them. I hope they are safe and sound and being loved on constantly. These pics are pretty fabulous.

coco+kelley said...

awww - what a collection of cuteness!! i know how it feels to not have your pups around! when i left LA and didn't have kylie to look after anymore it was SO sad. luckily i have my parents' dog to keep me distracted. hope you find something soon so they can rejoin you!

clorivak said...

A house is not a home without a furry creature...I loved this post.

Oliveaux said...

Hope you are reunited soon! Such lovely images. Ax

Neha said...

Totally loving your blog here and what a great post!! Lovely! Keep blogging! :)

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