This here pup is one half of my favorite dog duo...
...Sam and Nelly:
I find it odd that I don't blog about them that much, because seriously, I spend probably 90% of my time with them. They aren't just like my children... they ARE my children! The amount of cuddle time I have with them is probably borderline smothering, and even though they shed all over the place, I never seem to mind the amount of dog hair left on my clothes.
They make me laugh all the time, especially Nelly. We both knew from day one that she was one of a kind...
For one, she's handicapped. She was born with crooked feet and now has developed a pimp walk.
(not a health issue and not painful, she just walks really funny and her front legs look broken, but she doesn't know the difference and walks just fine!)
Two, she's got a natural mohawk.
(as seen in previous photos)
Three, she still doesn't quite grasp the concept of going potty outside.
(We've tried everything except hiring a dog whisperer... but we love her anyway)
Four, she will sit and stare at you for a really long (sometimes uncomfortable) amount of time. It usually means she wants to play, and if you try to pick her up to cuddle she will squirm and run away in a hurry... then continue to stare.
Five, she doesn't like dogs other than Sam and will choose to bark at them and/or hide in a corner for hours rather than just saying hi. (This girl has a serious wall up)
Six, she LOVES to play with toys. When I throw one she never gets to it first (that's Sam's job), but she always winds up getting it, even if it means fighting dirty. Sam knows his place.
Seven, anytime you approach her off guard, without fail, she will roll over into her defense pose... belly up! It's kind of the cutest thing ever.
Eight, she gets REALLY pissed when you blow in her face, and as payback she will quickly dart at you prepared to forcefully give you kisses!
Nine, if you egg her on enough, she will growl and show her teeth... it totally freaks me out. And it's hard to be afraid of a dog that resembles a fluffy teddy bear.
Ten, she gives the sweetest kisses known to man... and I am not ashamed to post proof:
... I just love this little one!
I had to give you some background information before you saw her in action...
Today's moment happened when I took the dogs out this morning to go potty in our first snowfall of the season! We probably got about 4 inches, and I was worried Nelly would refuse to go in the snow and just awkwardly sit and stare at me until Sam was ready to go in.
Not so this time around!
What cracks me up the most is how she runs in the snow. When I first saw her do it I had to get it on camera, so today's moment is presented by Nelly doing her happy snow bunny hop :)
It's super short... enjoy!
(and yes, those snow pellets attached to her fur are a B to clean off!)