A little boy and his grand-dog

OwenandIndieRobert Benchley said that a dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. Henry Ward Beecher said that the dog was created especially for children, because he is the god of frolic. And we ALL know that little boys are made of frogs and snails and puppy dog tails.

My youngest grandson, Owen, was looking out the door at our dog, Indie. I asked him to look at me so I could take a picture. Indie posed beautifully, don’t you think? Smiling, looking right at the camera. Owen went a little past center and ended up looking at my left knee. For five minutes before that he was standing and hitting the glass with both hands, making one-year-old noises through his pacifier, and having a great time in communion with our six-year old golden retriever.

Owen loves Indie, and she thinks he’s pretty special, too.