She's my baby. You know how people say that for dog owners sometimes there's just that ONE dog. Of course, you love all your dogs equally, but usually there's one that you bond with in a special way. Opal is that girl for me. I call her my souldog. Her hobbies include being a little particular with her routine, sleeping and being far away from Lily and Rufus, guarding the house, picking dirt out of her water bowl, eating wheat free (allergies), and in general just being a princess.
My husband imagined having a dog that he could sit with in a wood paneled library with a scotch and smoking cigars. He found that dog in Rufus. We adopted him when he was 3 and he's in the dementia old man part of life now. Although us girls think he is smelly and has some bad habits, he is very charming and handsome. Rufus' hobbies include finding out ways to break into the pantry, eating trash, breaking into the dog food bin, being grouchy, getting his ears petted (he purs), and laying in sunbeams.
In February of 2018 we lost our handsome boy, but I keep him up here because I know he's always been an internet favorite and sensation. Plus we really REALLY loved him so much.
Shortly after we got married Lily became the last member of our dog pack. What can I say about Lily? She's just her own kind of dog, that's why we call her The Lily. Lily's hobbies include eating hard earned money, hoarding toys, watches, small tools and other trinkets in her special hiding place, hoarding dead moths under the couch for snacks, chasing squirrels, getting love and cuddles, and just loving on everyone and living life in the most excited way possible.
Now that Lily is living in her more refined years we often call her "Old Lady Lily" even though she is mentally a six month old puppy.
We have always been a three-dog family, so when we knew Rufus was declining, we searched for a new puppy to rescue and add to the family. I met Sherlock Bones through a past wedding client who works with dogs and we drove across the state to meet him after she told me how he was when she fostered him with her huge pack.
We took him home that day and for a year we were a four-dog family. When we got him he was just a tiny unconfident guy and now he's grown into a tiny guy in a big dog body (hence his hashtag). Sometimes we call him Tiny, or Tiny Bones, but most often we call him by his full name of Sherlock Bones. We love his green eyes and fun games. He wakes us up every morning by digging us out of the bed ready to play 'toys.'