I’ve told you about our dog, Cody, in my post titled The Great White Hunter. He has turned into a great farm dog, and thankfully one that loves the outdoors. Thank goodness for that since I’m allergic to dogs.
Due to my allergies I haven’t been able to enjoy him like most owners enjoy their pets, but he still adds a brightness to my life that I will never forget. My sister and I didn’t have pets when we grew up, so being able to see his personality and understand what he wants or doesn’t want has really showed me what a dog can mean to a family.
We learned quickly he doesn’t like storms, and he knows they’re coming before we do. When that happens he will stick close by one of us if we’re outside, he will hide under the deck, or if the garage door is open he will hide in the corner of the garage. Hubby and I have even woke up in the middle of the night due to a storm and then make sure we let Cody in the garage for safety.
He has his special places to lay around the house depending on where we are in the house. There’s a spot right outside the back door on the deck, spots that he digs in the landscaping to keep warm or cool down, and he will lay on the front porch when we’re gone in anticipation of our return. Thankfully our windows are low so he can peek in, and make sure all is well. Sometimes he scares me if I’m in the office, and it’s dark outside. All the sudden I’ll see something move outside the window, and thankfully it’s him every time. When we’re having supper he sits right outside the kitchen windows in hope to get some scraps at clean up time.
Cody’s favorite part of mealtime is when we grill. He gets so excited, because that’s when he gets his cheese. Hubby started that routine with him, and no matter where he is around the farm the minute the grill is lit . . . there he is.
“The Evidence,” that he carries on his nose sometimes is a hoot! We know exactly when he’s been digging, and it’s usually in the landscaping. Other evidence is when he’s wet and that’s when you know he took a trip to the creek to get cooled off, or when he has twigs hanging off of his fur which means he’s been chasing the squirrels.
Yep Cody is the perfect dog for us, and we love him so much.