Here they are. The two bestest dogs in the whole best world! (quoting what our daughter Chels used to say to us!)
Meet Myrtle (Olde English Bully Dogge)
Myrtle is not, as you can see, the most attractive dog. Because she is very buxom, I like to call her Myrtle Doubtfire or Myrtle D. for short. Remember that movie? It’s hard to explain how a dog can express different emotions—happy, sad, playful—yet still have the same expression on her face. It makes me want to hug her.
Then there’s Mabel, the typical little sister. She’s an English Bull Dog. We’ve learned we can’t reach down to pet her when we first come in, or she’ll whiz. And then I will invariably step in it. Which I did. And that makes me cranky. But other than that, she’s a fun dog. I like to call her Chet after the reindeer-in-training on The Santa Clause 2. Very excitable and always bouncing off the walls. Here she is resting her jowls against the screen waiting for us to let her in.
This was how they both looked the day after Rick and Reva left. Myrtle waits nearly every day at the top of the stairs around the time Rick comes home from work.
Ironically, they were both looking like this at the same time.
I love how Myrtle crosses her back legs.
New toy to share.
Tug O’ war.
Mabel won…this time. Myrtle picks her battles.
Myrtle looks a little evil here. She knew I was trying to get her picture, and she would not look at me.
You can see the little sis doesn’t have that problem!
It’s All I Love You Two Good!