About 7 months ago I hopped in my car on a little leap of faith, but also complete trust that we would be a great home to Sawyer.
Well, Kent and I were talking last night in how it was one of the better decisions we have made.
First, him and Willie are the best of buddies. The last time I took Sawyer to get groomed Willie spent about 20 minutes looking for him & pouted. When Sawyer came home he was so excited to see Willie that he peed (he’d never done that before) and they tackled each other like they always do.
Every morning Sawyer wakes up and climbs in between Kent and I giving us kisses. He’s a little alarm clock because he wakes up at 7am on the dot almost every morning. But it’s almost like he says “oh man I am so happy, this is going to be the best day ever’ then he snuggles up next to you and goes back to sleep (sometimes). He yelps with enthusiasm when you come home, and even when we have to leave, he jumps up on his bed (they stay in the guest room, and it’s like he looks at Willie and says, ‘dude this is awesome, you can’t complain’.
Yesterday I was sitting in meditation and Sawyer climb into my lap to take a nap. He loves to climb next to you and cuddle up, such a snuggler. In my opinion he is just a complete embodiment of love. He always wags his tail and just loves his life. (he is presently dancing around the house with a toy trying to stir up Willie, but the WIllie isn’t much of a morning dog, but Sawyer won and they are now chewing on the toy together). Sawyer is just as good for Willie as Willie is for Sawyer.
I’ve traveled a lot this year and Willie gets upset or sick each time. This past time when WIllie saw my travel bag he followed me around every where. Then he started to pout. I told him he was going to make me cry & to go find Sawyer. (I always make up what they are saying, by the way). He went and found Sawyer and it was like he patted him on the head and said ‘awe it isn’t so bad, I’ve got you man’ and they started to romp around together.
I’m sorry there couldn’t be more little Sawyer’s because he has a heart of gold that just bubbles over with delight. But sometimes I think he is so happy because of the trials he went through. Every morning he wakes up it’s like a brand new surprise, as if he forgot the day before, and he’s just so happy that he can’t fall back to sleep. He tries to wake Willie up and the rest of us. He knows that if I’m home that he’ll get to sit on my lap on the couch again real soon so he just wants to get the beautiful day started.
Needless to say, we love our dogs. They are some of the most popular in the neighborhood! They are both unique in their same ways, and they both show their love in different ways. Willie knows he is the big brother and when no one is watching he’ll snuggle right up next to you (if not on top of you). But they really love each other.
Teresa, Kent, Willie & Sawyer