Monday, June 2, 2008

This is...my pet


This is... our pet staffy, Anouk. Before we had kids, she was our baby. This was her first Santa shot, taken at an RSPCA fundraiser. Of course, she's no longer our baby (athough sometimes she forgets and tries to sit on my lap like she used to when she was a puppy - all 20kg of her!). But she is still just another member of the family, and we often feel like we have three children instead of two.

She's lovely. I love her smile, her affectionate nature, her playfulness, and the way she 'talks' to us in Staffy talk.

What would we do without our pets? (Well, for one thing, I'd be much more scared when Matt travelled away on business, that's for sure!).


Thanks to Kyla from Two Peas in a Pod for this week's "This Is" theme.

11 comments:

flossy-p said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, that's the BEST photo ever! Anouk looks so happy that it's Christmas!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What a smiley looking dog! You're right about the 3 kids instead of two, because our pets forever remain our babies.

Hollabee said...

what a beautiful dog, and so smiley in the picture. If I were to have a dog, it'd be one like yours, just perfect!

Net said...

She's sounds like a brilliant friend and pet. I had no idea dogs were into the whole Santa thing, but it makes sense, who doesn't love presents?!

Maureen said...

Oh it's been a long time since I took a pet to the SPCA Christmas, but this is a reminder to try and do it this year. Anouk is lovely...not sure what a staffy is, but that's a happy face!

Two Peas In a Pod said...

Aww, I love Christmas pictures of pets with santa...this one is no exception. What a beautiful dog she does look like a protector.
Thanks for sharing!
Cheers Kyla

2paw said...

Anouk is gorgeous!! She is so happy. 20kg?? Peri is 35kg and insists she is still a tiny puppy and sits on my lap, but what can you do in the face of gorgeous eyes and a happy face??!!

Paula Weston said...

I remember that pic from your desk at work. And it still makes me smile!

xx

Hey Harriet said...

Anouk is such a cutie! I also have a Staffy (Sophie) & love her to death. They are the BEST dogs in the world. I love their cheeky grins...they always look happy. I'd be lost without my Soph. Staffy dogs don't seem to be the brightest dogs on the block though...or maybe that's just mine ;) Love them all the same. They have such soft & sweet natures, contrary to what many people believe!

Great photo!!!

Drewzel said...

Oooh, LOVE this pic! I've got 2 black staffys and love 'em to death. yay!!
xx steph
http://drewzel.typepad.com

tiel said...

this is too funny. For a moment I thought you had taken her to a shopping centre to get the shot!!!