Now, I am by NO means an animal person. I can actually think of maybe 2 other dogs that I even like, other than Dixon, but when we got married, I moved all the way here, I was lonely, I wanted a dog! Rewind to Feb. 2005. I beg and plead with Scott. 'Let's just go look at them, come on, we don't have to buy one, blah blah blah!' Well, as you can guess we came home with a puppy that night. Not just any puppy...DIXON! The one puppy that wasn't jumping and yapping for our attention. He was just a fat little blob that sat there calmly while we met all the puppies. Scott even bargained with the breeder and we got him for $50 cheaper than what she was asking for them. He was bargain dog! haha! We decided on Dixon (thanks to my brother in law) because that is the name of Scott's home town, so Dixon it was!
His first night home with us!
When he ate his first leash we should have known we were in for it, but wasn't it SO cute at the time!? ha!
Around 12 weeks we started training classes with him. Ugh, he was SUCH a jerk. ha! He went to the bathroom EVERY class, tried to wrestle the other dogs, only listened when it involved seeing which dog was the fastest, etc. But, somehow he managed to graduate and to this day he is the fastest sit and down in town! haha!
But, he is always quick to apologize and beg forgiveness!
And, no...there is NOT something wrong with the camera....he's GREEN! Don't ask! *sigh*
Fast best buddies!
Scott is making fun of me right now for this post, but I don't care. I think we can all learn a lesson from a dog like Dixon. His biggest fault is longing to be with us and driving us crazy begging for attention, but if we were all a little more like Dixon, think how great this world would be: he's loyal, loving and has unwavering patience and dedication to his loved ones. What more can you ask for. We joke that Dixon will be one of those dogs that live to be 25, but at only (almost) 5, he is already aging! :( I know that when he passes, it will be the girls first taste of heart break, but until then, I am going to make an effort to show him a little more love and respect each day!! Thank you, Dixon! We love you....even though you are a pain in the ass! :)