Tomorrow is Valentine's Day so I am going to brag a little about my special valentine Fred. He is my very best friend. He's a good listener (well, if you talk loud enough), he's compassionate, faithful, loving, kind, giving and just an all around nice guy. Some people think he is self centered and a little rough. Well all you have to do to see that he is none of that is watch him with the Grandkids. Or with me for that matter. We are celebrating Valentines day late this year because we are both down with pretty bad colds. But a movie and dinner night is in our certain future. Speaking of Valentines day, I think of it like my daughter does, as thanksgiving. On Valentines day I think of ALL the people in my life I love, not just my spouse. There is Fred, Mary, Chuck, Tom, Faith, Dwight, JJ, Tim and Cathi and a host of others. I hope each of them finds this Valentines day healthy and happy.
Now for a little more bragging. I have to say something about our Peanut. We always knew he was pretty smart but he is amazing us more and more every day. He would do things like ring the bell for Ruby when she has to go out, sleep tight against Fred's back when it was hurting, things like that. We were worried he'd be a little jealous of the new puppy, and he was....for about 24 hours. Now that puppy is his. He watches over him, worries over him. When I am in my sewing room the puppy tends to want to chew on the electric cords for the sewing machines and computer. After telling him "no" 3 or 4 times, Peanut took over. Every time the puppy went to the cords Peanut would bark at him. If that didn't work, Peanut would bark at me. If that didn't work Peanut would go get a toy to distract the puppy. If the puppy gets something he's not suppose to have we tell Peanut to go get it away from him and he does. We tested Peanut last night when the puppy was playing with one of his own toys and told Peanut to take it away from him. Peanut jumped down from Fred's lap, looked at Lincoln, saw it was a good toy, then turned to both of us and looked at us as if to say "are you nuts?" and he did not go get it. I could go on and on about the things he does. So if anyone is looking for a truly intelligent dog (Animal Planet says they are the 2nd smartest, behind only the Border Collie) try a poodle on for size!