Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Week 2 ~

Thought I’d participate in Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge this week, after missing it last week.

My husband and I only have two non-human residents that allow us to live with them.  One dog and one cat.  First, I’ll introduce our beloved Golden Retriever.

Jammer at Lake Wallenpaupack

Jammer at Lake Wallenpaupack

Jammer is 9 years old this year, and he’s a gorgeous pedigree Golden.  He’s not a “pet”, he’s part of our family and treated as such (see the leash?).  I often joke about him being a “big dope” because he’s just such a lumbering ox around the house.  But we love him just the same.  TOTALLY afraid of thunder, lightning and wind (the forbearer of thunder & lightning), also fireworks.

Jammer takes a snooze in the family room.

Jammer takes a snooze in the family room.

His face wasn’t always this white (see above).  He’s getting to be an old man.  He gets up a little bit slower each day, can ‘t run quite as fast or as long when we take him along on bicycle rides, and doesn’t fetch quite as many times as he has in the past.  But he has his moments.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Hope to see you again soon.  Feel free to leave a comment.  I’d love to hear from you.  Great challenge!   TTFN ~ Tamara Eckstadt



10 thoughts on “Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: Week 2 ~

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  2. Jammer is a handsome elderly man! Our Bailey, who will be 10 in November is showing her age a bit too. As you said, she’s slower and plays for shorter periods and occasionally her rear legs don’t cooperate. It breaks my heart.


    • We sometimes take more joy in taking walks with him on the Erie Canal Trail, which is very close to our home. He and I walk about the same pace now! I get a kick out of hearing thunder in the middle of the night, knowing that the next thing I’ll hear is him lumbering into our bedroom and plunking down at the end of our bed until the storm passes, or we get up for the day ~ whichever comes first. Thanks, Carol.

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