Thursday, February 7, 2013

Second Best

It is true when it's said a dog is man's best friend.  I wanted a female puppy but they were all spoken for and the woman asked me why I wouldn't choose a male.  She suggested that a male would bond closer with me, so I brought home a little fur ball I named Topaz with high expectations.
Sure he loves this human, but his best friend is definitely my husband.
Playing with a toy one day, it ended up hanging over his nose and he just sat there staring at me, even while I went for the camera to take his picture.
And then there's Henry, our grand furbaby, a cockapoo like Topaz that comes to stay with us for sleepovers.  He's grandpa's best buddy.
Henry was investigating the stuffed rabbit on my bed so I set it on him, but as you can see, he's not too sure about this furry thing back there.
The two boys get along well.
Like any other dog, and cat for that matter, Topaz loves to find a warm spot indoors to bask in the sun.
 The sun was so bright on this morning that you almost couldn't see the other side of his face.
I can settle for being second best.  When it comes to cuddling, I'm pretty good at scratching behind the ears.
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57 comments:

  1. I have a cockapoo, Tucker. they are the best dogs.

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  2. Oh, these made me smile! Thanks for sharing them!

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  3. Awwww...they are adorable. The one wearing a rabbit made me laugh. Such an expression!

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  4. Hi Judith,
    They are adorable! I do think boys are better bonders than girls. When we got the girls we decided to get two I picked Daisy and Mike picked Iris, they thought we picked wrong, Daisy is a daddies girls and Iris loves me best:-) Haha!!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  5. Ah, such sweet companions. All adorable and I'm sure they don't mind one bit cuddling! Love the valentine....

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  6. Judith:
    You have touched my heart! My hubby and I do miss our dog who passed about 5 years ago. That was when I started my garden - first in the area where he had made ruts by the fence. Someday we will get a doggie again - just not yet!

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  7. They are so cute Judith. Henry looks so discussed with his rider though. Are you in storm mode yet? Jen

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  8. What cuties. I couldn't do with out our Cairn, Rory. He's such a good buddy both of us.

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  9. What adorable dogs, all looking so very cuddly. I still miss my dogs, all Labradors, big girls, but still loved to be cuddled.

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  10. gros câlins à topaze et Henry
    j' ai eu il y a quelques années
    un coker elle s' appelait
    " noisette "
    bon weekend
    tendresse
    edith

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  11. Topaz and Henry are adorable. Fur babes are the best friends!

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  12. they are so cute! you might be the second best for them, but i think they are the best for you, both of them, aren't they?

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  13. You may be "second" best, but it sounds like you are very fond of both the live-in and visitor pooch. They have such sweet faces, Judith.
    -Karen

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  14. Ooohhhh so cute! I love the photo where your doggie has his eyes closed and is resting in the sunshine! Makes me want to curl up and take a nice nap!!! So so cute.
    ~Tanya

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  15. Just seeing those two sweet pootchies makes my heart happy.

    This is a sweet post, Judith.

    Hugs.

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  16. Pups are so much fun! Your dogs are so cute!

    One of my 3 dogs is bonded more to me, but he is a care-taker, a Havanese - he knows when and right where something is sore and tends to it by licking. Since I've had Bell's Palsy for the past 8+ months, he has only licked the affected side of my face and then, only where it was particularly sore. When he is all finished, he puts his face in my neck or on my face and if we're lying down on the sofa or on the bed...he'll stay there for a good long while - at least until my neck or face is nice and toasty warm. No one, including me has got to tell him where it's sore...or lick here. None of that, he just knows. He is also my protector, being the largest of the 3 pups (he's 17# compared to the others that are 7# & 9#). The other male dog, Maltese and female Toy Poodle - when dad is home, they want to be with him...and the minute he walks out the door, all 3 are in my lap! And when I'm gone, they're with dad and as soon as I return, you'd swear I'd been gone for months!!

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  17. Awwwwww that is just too cute, Judith! Your two pooches make a cute Valentine card *_*

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  18. Beautiful dogs Judith. Cockapoos are really cute dogs. I am a dog lover and when we had our dog Marshall, he was my buddy as I was the one home all day and looked after him and played with him and fed him etc. He's now at our son's home and won't have anything to do with me. My feelings are hurt. :(

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  19. Cute dogs! Love the photos with the toys!!! Give them a kiss for me and stay warm.
    Hugs, Beth

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  20. I love the sunshine-on-the-face photos! Face says "Aah, bliss."

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  21. Judith, these photos of Topaz and Henry are so cute. The shot of Topaz with the toy, is just adorable. My Goldie Girl is really attached to her Daddy. I am a dog lover and can not imagine being without a dog. Stay warm and safe! Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

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  22. Oh, how some glorious pictures of some beautiful dogs. Wish you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

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  23. Wonderfully captured!! Furbabies really are a source of unconditional love. We can't imagine life without our 3. Wishing you a beautiful week-end..xp C. (HHL)

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  24. funny isn't it the choices they make

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  25. Sweet,
    My pup just passed, she was my best friend for nearly 10 years!

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  26. These guys are wonderful. They very handsome! We love dogs! :-)

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  27. So very cute! Love the one with the toy on his nose. :)

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  28. Oh dear, what cuties! Don't they just take over your heart?! :D
    Just popped over to say Hi back and say we too have now finished with the snow. It turned sunny but still pretty windy around 2:30 this afternoon. We are all dug out and ready to go...
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  29. What adorable dogs you have. We love our little Pomeranian, he's very friendly. Dogs definitely have their own personalities and bond so well with people.

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  30. These photos make my heart warm :) Such cute pups!

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  31. So cute...all the family dogs seem to bond to me and we are always in sync...actually even friends dogs and cats gravitate to me...

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  32. Pets have such personalities. Our cat has adopted my mother and is her constant companion, even though I am the one who feeds him day and night. But it's a great thing for Mom. - Margy

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  33. Good morning Judith,
    What cute dogs you have. So lovely to see their sweet eyes!! I have to make smile on my face!! When our sons were kids my family used to have a dog mixed collie. He had a long life of 17 years. We still like to remember of him.
    Have a happy day!
    Tomoko

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  34. Oh Judith they are so darling. I would love one but hubby is allergic. Your photos of them are great. Blessings for this week.
    QMM

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  35. Oh they are adorable! They look so super snuggly!!!

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  36. Sweet little doggies. You must really love them, and I'm sure you are a very close second best.

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  37. So cute to see him as a puppy, Judith. And lovely that they are such good pals.

    I hope you haven't been too affected by the stormy weather. Good excuse for the hot tub, though! :)

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  38. Hi Judith

    I'm popping over to visit after linking with Karen's Sunlit Sunday.

    Great photos of such a cute doggie,
    he is adorable

    Have a good week

    Fiona

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  39. Oh he is just adorable! especially with the toy round his neck!

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  40. What great photos, Judith!!
    Isn't it amazing what personalities each have?
    You can see it in their faces.
    Enjoy!!
    xxoo

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  41. Your dogs are adorable!
    Thanks for dropping by :)

    www.1sthappyfamily.com

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  42. Oh how cute they both are. I love the picture with the sun on Topaz's face...he looks quite content! He's a silly boy with the toy on his face! Gotta love 'em! Henry is a cutie too- how nice they can be together even if it's for short periods!

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  43. Oh they are so adorable ~ Great photography ~ Wow!

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor

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  44. They're both absolutely adorable! Really great photographs.

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  45. Hi Judith!
    This is an adorable post! Your dogs are so cute. I used to have a black cockapoo.
    ~Clara

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  46. Our cats love my husband best, too. Because they know he is the man with the food! :-)

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  47. Oh Judith
    Topaz and Henry are adorable - you are so lucky to have them to share your life!!

    They make the most beautiful Valentine mosaics!

    Shane ♥

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  48. What adorable furbabies! I can certainly see what sweet boys they are.

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  49. We have a rescued papillon called KIKKI, she is 10 years olds and has settled in beautifully.
    Your blog is lovely and colourful

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