This is my dog Barkley I adopted from my local shelter a few years ago, he came into the shelter because he was found wandering the streets and was never claimed, he had no tags or microchip and I feel sorry for whoever lost this awesome dog or maybe he was just and unwanted dog. He came into my life just when I needed him most and he still rocks my world every second of everyday and night. He is my best friend and he goes everywhere with me except of course shopping which sometimes he is able to do even that because my local pet shop allows dogs in their store. He loves to get close to the glass enclosure and watch the hamsters and mice rolling in their wheels, he could stare at those guys for hours if I let him...lol
When I am having a bad day I take Barkley for a long walk and that never fails to cheer me up and Barkley acts like each long walk is Christmas morning, yes he loves our long walks that much and so do I.
He knows and listens for any signal that says Walk Time which could be something as small as putting the top on my drink bottle or picking up my purse and looking for the hard candies I like to put in my pocket to enjoy when we take a walk. Nothing gets past him there is no use in me even trying to put something over on him or in other words to try and trick him...lol
He is as funny as he is adorable and he knows it, he is a howler and will howl
whenever he wants to needs something, his water bowl is empty and he wants a drink he howls and stares at me till I get up and fill it with some nice fresh cool water, when I say Barkley are you hungry or ready to eat he howls and doesnt stop till I feed him. He is spoiled rotten and that is just fine with me, it works for both of us, well him mostly but I always get a big laugh out of the deal so it really works out perfect for us both.
His latest trick is when its time to go upstairs for the night and watch some TV and have some snacks he will run to the top of the stairs and howl till I get up there, he is boss and he knows it or likes to think he is and so be it cause yes you can be the boss of me Barkley and feel good about that cause mom doesnt allow anyone else in her life to boss her around the way you do.
I love my Barkley dog no ifs and or buts about it he is my hero because of the ways he has enriched my life with his special way of looking at things and like how he licked a caterpillar when he saw it crawling around on the front porch, how he loves to play and dig around in mud puddles making it look like so much fun I just have to slip off my shoes and join him standing in the muddy cool rain water on a hot Summer day, that truly makes me feel young at heart again. You Rock Barkley !