Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Meet My Three Granddogs





This is Cinnamon. She's a Shar-pei, Boxer mix. The oldest of the dog pack and the alpha dog. She's most obedient and sweet.










On the left is Zoe. She's a cute little Lab. And next to her is Rocco. He's her son, a Lab, Rottweiler mix. Yes, her son. These are rescue dogs.


Zoe, is mellow. Rocco is a fun-loving, instigator. They are all family and love each other.

BUT





When they are all together outside, it's "fun fighting" that will sometimes get out of hand depending on their mood.

Isn't that just the way with family? You love them, but sometimes it's harder to be nice to family than friends. Is it because I want my way, or I expect them to be perfect?

"Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another." 1 Thessalonians 4:9

Boy, do I forget that sometimes. Everyone should live up to my expectations, right? But what about God's expectations of me?

May I exhibit on the outside with others, what is inside with God.

Oh, just one more bitty picture of Major as a puppy wanting to be a big dog like Rocco.

Photos:karenevans

11 comments:

Diane said...

We do seem to show our best with friends and ugliest with family. :O)

Kathy C. said...

cute

Parsley said...

This is SO PERFECT! Not only does it have lovely dogs but the meaning, wonderful.

alicia said...

I was actually having the same exact thought the other day! I was crabby with my kids and yet, so nice to everyone else. I hate seeing that in myself, we hurt those we love the most when we should be giving them the best of us.
Thanks for this today.

Clella said...

Your wisdom is showing again. Love Clella

Kathryn Magendie said...

This made me smile -- and so insightful, too ---

Karen said...

Diane, I find that an upsetting truth, too.

Kathy, thanks.

Parsley, I think all "them" dogs are lovely, too. :P

Alicia, I know, me too. Sigh....

Clella, you are such a sweetie.

Kathryn, thanks, dogs always seem to make me smile.

Kathryn Magendie said...

PS - you are reading Tender Graces? *smiling* thank you! hope you continue to enjoy!

Hilary said...

Aww gorgeous critters. That last photo of puppy Major is sooo sweet.

Dave said...

Cinnamon, a Shar-pei, Boxer mix. What a combination! Does she have the loose skin of a Shar-pei? All of your dog family look great Karen! - Dave

Karen said...

Kathryn, yes, I'm reading it. I adore your turn of phrases, by lil' Vee! It's got me hooked. :)

Hilary, thanks they are all fun.

Dave, yes Cinnamon is a combo, but she only has a bit of extra skin around her neck. But the most gorgeous golden eyes. Thanks!