Header Challenge: That's Silly

From Topsail, April 2011

This good-looking couple on the beach in North Carolina is my daughter, Adella, and her best bud, Clyde. We rescued Clyde a year ago this July shortly after her guinea pig died. It was time; Clyde was waiting for her. I think Tapper the Pig knew that and made way for the next mammal. I think animals know.

When we first saw Clyde, he was in a small kennel at the ASPCA kennel in Monroe, Connecticut, being bounced on by what seemed to be three dozen million Jack Russell terriers. "There's your dog," I said to Dell. "Under those other ones." And so he was.

Almost a year later, he walks the line between devoted and needy, often falling over one way AND the other. He's a piece of work. He will be a tough act to follow for the men in her life many years down the road.

Clyde's devotion is to my daughter only. He does not multitask; he does not share. I am an onlooker, a bill payer, in his world. That he can run so hot and cold so quickly is amazing. Still, when he is under her spell, he is the silliest, most compliant pup in the world. He's also pretty funny looking when his ears catch air.

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Comments

  1. what a fun companion for your daughter...sounds like he has real personality...

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  2. Oh he's adorable and that header is precious. So nice to know that your daughter has such a loyal friend.

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  3. they do look pretty happy together. how wonderful that they found one another!

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  4. Anonymous11:47 PM

    What an adorable header! Every girl needs devotion in her life... especially in the form of furry love.

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  5. thanks for sharing your sweetness!



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  6. What a sweet dog. I love your "silly" header, it showcases Clyde so well.

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  7. He is adorable. I think dogs were given to us for the express purpose of silliness. And your silly header is just silly! :-)

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  8. Very neat, and so cute Sandy.

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  9. Boy you just can't beat a devotion of a pet!! Clyde is adorable
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. Just as I suspected. The girl and her dog. Such a lovely couple. True love.

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  11. cute and silly great combination.

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  12. Clyde: You are a silly dog with all those fancy clothes.

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  13. You can tell that's her dog, and she is his human.

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  14. What a sweet, funny story. Looks like a dog I might be able to live with. Great photo. And the banner you made from your photos is outstanding! My Amy has a needy dog. They are a handful.

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  15. Your daughter is a beauty and Clyde's a cutie.

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