I really do like our dog, Gage, but lately he’s been a real pain in the neck. In fact you could say he’s walking a very thin line.  He’s almost six years old and it’s taken him all this time to finally like us.  He has always been rather aloof – must be his English heritage or else he’s part cat.

He’s a Llewellyn Setter and we got him within days of losing our Golden Retriever.  He may have sensed our loss.  He also went through a time of difficulties with us as my husband endured shoulder surgery and cancer treatment.  I think he has a sixth sense about how we’re doing physically and emotionally.

Since he’s finally warmed up to us, he’s become extremely rebellious when we leave the house.  To put it mildly, we no longer need a shredder in our house.  Gage has taken care of any paper that’s been left out. He’s eaten a complete loaf of bread including the wrapper, the contents of our bag of papers needing to be shredded, a list of my cast of characters’ measurements for our upcoming production, handkerchiefs and many other assorted items.  I’m beginning to believe that comment that children always use to defend not getting their homework in on time because their dog ate it.

I believe he has an iron clad constitution with all the things he’s consumed.  It’s really a wonder he isn’t sicker than a dog!

When my children grew up and left the nest, I thought my days of disciplining, correcting, guiding and patience were coming to an end.  When you have a dog like Gage, those days just go on, but I wouldn’t trade him for anything.


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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3 Responses to A DOG’S LIFE

  1. wingedprisms says:

    Aww, funny – but not. I get it. We are always a mom. Our dog eats things when we leave her a little too much. Such babies…. but, like our babies, we do always love them…..

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