Linus wondering if he should go into the backyard….
Linus owns the backyard now!
Linus is my English Springer straight from Heaven. He has been my constant companion for almost 14 years. Recently at a visit to his veterinarian, the doctor mentioned that she only sees one or two English Springers like Linus a year. Perhaps it is because they are a hunting dog and folks are just not interested in this breed. For myself, he has been a godsend.
Recently I took down a fence in the backyard and Linus was so funny to go past where the old fence used to be. I guess it is true you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Actually maybe you can. Check out my photos of Linus finally adventuring out into new territory in my garden that has been off-limits from him.
The Love of the English Springer goes way back in our family.
Thirteen years ago when my husband brought our dog Linus home, we knew there was just something about him. My husband was really drawn to him immediately. After I began my genealogy studies I think I began to realize why my husband liked English Springers so much. We found out Dan’s grandpa Russell raised English Springers. My husband states he knew nothing of this until I produced a photo of his grandfather with a litter of them! Maybe that explains our Love of our English Springer! The apple did not fall far from the TREE or maybe this is poetry in motion. Only God can explain such mysteries. Imagine my husband’s surprise when he looked at this photo.
Today’s installment begins a fresh series of tours and great spots to stop in various cities I have been lucky to venture into. It seems fitting to start in my hometown of Seattle. I have lived here for more then 20 years and I believe it is one of the most incredible cities that everyone should go to once in their lifetime. Come along as I show you around with the help of you guessed it – Linus. If any of you have been following me in the last 2 weeks, I have highlighted this little Seattleite as my very special friend that sticks closer then a brother. Well here he is again- Hanging out with me and now you too. Enjoy my photos. They were taken with my Panasonic DMC-ZR1:
Linus-I am really trying to show my friends from out of state about our great city Seattle. Oh- YOU want me to tell them to go eat at IVAR’s in Seattle. It should be a must stop for any tourist!
This is the Fremont Troll. Linus thinks it would be a great stopping point in the Fremont District of Seattle. I agree.
Seattle Spaceneedle – the LANDMARK of our great city all 604 feet of it! I highly recommend going up only if it is sunny! The view would be spectacular.
Snoqualmie Falls. It was highlighted in the TV series TWIN PEAKS. Great place for a picnic lunch Linus states! He has been there and he should know!
Mom- I am really getting tired. Lets do another round of photos for our followers tomorrow. Your Son, Linus!
Mom- Really you can share more photos tomorrow. I need the computer! This is my son in 2008 on a modeling shoot. I do not take credit for this fantastic shot, but I do take credit that this is my fabulous son Elijah!
Thanks for stopping by. I plan to share more photos from Seattle and other places I have had the great joy of visiting in my journey that we call life.
I love that term NaBloPoMo. It is getting me in the groove of writing. What a cool word to rejuvenate those creative writing juices and find the essence of why I want to write. Partly it is to please my readers, but also it is important to me to tell a story. A part of my story involves someone I want you to meet. It is my very dear friend Linus. Linus sticks to me closer than a brother. He is the love of my life.
That might be alittle dramatic, but when you see his photographs and understand what Linus has meant to me- you will get it! Linus came to my home in a cardboard box almost 13 years ago. He was suppose to have been our sons’ best friend, but as fate would have it he became a mama’s boy. You guessed it! Linus is a dog. The last couple of years I suffered major medical problems. I had a rather large brain tumor that thankfully was removed last year. I ended up in the hospital for three weeks after it was removed and had months of rehabilitation as I suffered a stroke and many complications. When I arrived home, it was as if Linus knew I had went through the ringer. He almost never leaves my side now. He looks for me in the shower by putting his nose through the curtain. He cuddles next to me anytime he can get and finds me within a couple of minutes if I have left one room to go to another. Animals are special indeed. He was healing to me and love all wrapped up in FUR!! Here are some of my favorite photos of him I have taken with my Panasonic DMC-ZR1 or my Ipad 3 with Instagram:
Linus ready to cuddle- an English Springer
Linus and your blogger. He still wants to stay near me and cuddle. This was taken during recovery of my surgery.