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    Chester B. Dickens is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultWesley has 'door-dings'

    Mr. Man and I were at the local walking trail at our neighborhood park. The day was gorgeous -- one of those warm, sunny, October days that belies the chill that's eventually going to settle in and take up permanent residency until March or April or so.

    Coming toward us was a walker with a black dog -- in the distance, I suspected Lab but wasn't sure until they got closer.

    It was a man with an 8 mo old Labbador girl. She was sweet, and she and Wesley romped a little....

    And I was so taken by her 'look.' She was absolutely pristine. Her coat was smooth and jet-black, in marked contrast to Wesley's gray. And his 'door dings': the scratch he got on his nose when it got caught in the screen door. The rumple where his collar has sat for the past seven years. His crooked whiskers that never quite recovered when he smooshed them trying to get Cheerios out from under the playpen.

    It was like looking at a new-model car, when you're driving something a little more broken-in.

    But there's something to be said for being a classic. Wesley's door-dings are well-earned, obtained in the field, at the lake, in the ring. Yes, the oldcar/newcar distinction came to mind. But so did two pair of slippers: One new and stiff and right out of the box. The other taken from the closet floor for the thousandth time, molded perfectly to my feet, and feeling as comfortable and loved as ever.


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    Awwww...Well said.

    New models are great, but I do think doggies (and our relationships with them) get better with age.

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    Oh Dan. What a perfect analogy.


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    You are SO in the wrong career, Dan.

    That was beautiful and perfectly written.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jzgrlduff
    You are SO in the wrong career, Dan.

    That was beautiful and perfectly written.
    What Amy said.

    I'm a little misty now. I need a tissue. Thanks for writing that Dan. I look forward to earning those "door dings" with Billie.

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    sweet story about your wesley

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    You are SO in the wrong career, Dan.

    That was beautiful and perfectly written.
    Agreed.

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    Awwwwww. Good boy, Wes. Theo's starting to get dinged up, too (as am I already). I love every scratch.

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    That is so sweet!

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    Very Well Said!

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