My sweet two year old pup, Carson, was named Pet of the Month in my neighbor for December 2008. With this honor comes a sign in the front yard of the Pet of the Month, an article in our local newsletter AND an article on a pet website in the area.
http://www.godogusa.com/PetOfMonth.html We have been displaying our sign proudly and have gotten many comments from people out riding bikes, walking and walking their dogs. Below is the "write up" we got in the press! Even Sister Cat, Riley got a "shout out" and pic! Since I don't have any children this was the closest I've come to a proud parent moment.
“Mr. December” is a 1 ½ year old Schnauzer named Carson. He lives in Section 1A with his mother Susan S. and his cat sister, Riley (platinum/white Tabby). Carson has baby soft white hair and is a little taller than most Schnauzers – must be those Texas genes. Carson is super sweet, and he and Riley have grown very close. Besides Susan and Riley, he has lots of other human and animal friends. He loves to play ball and chew on his toys. Carson is rocket fast and likes to be chased. The neighbor dog, Max, is more than accommodating and the two have the run of both yards. Carson has a couple of costumes and is so agreeable that he doesn’t mind wearing them. Susan says Carson has been such a good boy so Santa is definitely expected at their house this Christmas Eve
Carson's best friend, Max lives next door and they LOVE to play together. Max is a few months older but weighs 75 pounds to Carson's 25 pounds. However, Carson "holds his own" and plays well with BIG DOGS. No one's going to push him around....LOL! They are hilarious playing together and always want to share the same toy or stick. It's not unusual to see them running around the yard with each of them holding the end of the same stick/bone/toy. Comical!
This is a bit of shenanigans they got into one muddy day. I have stones lining part of my driveway and there is rubbery flat "stuff!?!?!?" that is supposed to keep the dirt from going onto the drive. (Sorry I don't know all the technical words for this stuff...LOL!) The "dog boys" thought it would be great fun to pull it out. Then the thought it would GREAT fun to try and dig a hole to China via my flower bed and under the house. Sorry to spoil your fun guys ....but it looks like Carson will now be headed in for a bath! HAHAHA....you should have seen the bath water....for the first few rinses it was as black as coffee!Here's a much CLEANER picture of Mr. December!