This past Sunday was National Pet Parents Day. Something I completely missed. I promised my friend Terri to contribute to her Sunday Stills challenge with a post in honor to that.
The photo above is my dog Gretchen that particular day. We were exploring a cool spot in the mountains, when we stumbled upon someone’s deserted campground. They had not followed the golden rule of camping, and backpacking; Leave no trace. Pack in, pack out. Gretchen found this dog toy, that toy, and some patches of snow made her day.
Gretchen loves adventures, and goes with me everywhere. This photo was taken last fall, on a camping trip to Mount Charleston.
Here she’s posing for a picture during a hike in northern California.
At the moment Gretchen is my only four legged friend. Before her there’s been a few good dogs, and a big number of horses (20+). A fellow blogger reminded me the other day of the most unlikely pet I’ve had, a Flemish Giant Rabbit. Her name was Lucy. She was as fierce and loyal as a German Shepherd. I’m not kidding. They are usually known for their docile nature, apparently Lucy did not read the manual. She was almost the size of a German Shepherd as well. She used a cat litter, and roamed free in the house. I got her when she was 6 weeks old, and I was definitely her person. She sometimes decided that other people wasn’t allowed near me, and sank her sharp teeth in their legs. She was a challenging pet to have, but I loved her.
Did you celebrate National Pet Parents Day last Sunday? If so, what did you do? Cheers to all the fabulous, amazing pets that brighten our lives ❤