Thanks to Bill and Sandy Sailer, we assembled this edition of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping
Nap through a continuous smile and now and then a laugh.
You are about to learn about Big Boy Bobby.
Sometimes when Readlarrypowell.com is writing animal stories, it is done through a grimace. But, high-calorie chocolate- coated ice cream,doesn’t it make you happy when you know that guys like Big Boy Bobby and other dogs and cats and critters have landed in homes where the people adore them. What a blessing for us all, right!?
Now, if you weren’t smiling at that wide-awake Bobby on the pillow, you really need a grin adjustment. [LARRY ASIDE:
When we see a dog with that look at our house, it’s because the rascal has been laying on top of our TV remote for a half hour while we turned the living room upside down looking for it.]
Back to fabulous Bobby. That’s him asleep on the pillow. Sunk right into it -- that dog must weigh 200 pounds. Well, maybe not. Here’s his story from Bill and Sandy, as told by Sandy:
“We adopted Bobby (Big Boy Bobby) Valentine's Day 2016 from Recycled Poms & Schipperkes. He was our Valentine's gift to each other. We don't know his age, but he is a senior. He has significant spinal arthritis and disc degeneration. We have him on medications which help him tremendously. He gets vet exams a minimum of 2 times a year.
“Also, when we adopted him, he was being treated by the rescue's veterinarian for bladder problems. It turned out he had bladder stones. Our vet removed the stones and put him on a special diet. Hopefully the diet and extra water we
put in his food will prevent them from developing again.
“He loves to sleep on top of the pillow in the middle of the bed. At times, he'll slip down behind it where we can't see him.
“All our dogs love to be on the bed as you can see ... They will beg to be put on the bed, but we only allow them on the bed if someone is in the room to supervise them. They are all too little to be jumping off the bed.
“Bobby is a sweet little love-bug. He's not black, but a beautiful gray with a white face. We love the Valentine photo which was taken by Recycled Poms. They do a great job of photographing adoptables and also do holiday photo
events for the public.
“We love them all and wish there were no such thing as a homeless dog. Dogs everywhere deserve a loving home.”
So, how did that little guy come by the name “Big Boy Bobby”?
The story is this: “The rescue named him Gerry (short for ‘geriatric!’). We decided to name him ‘Bobby'. He’s only 6 pounds, but he’s the largest of our dogs, so we affectionately call him ‘Our Big Boy Bobby’.”
What about the dogs on the bed with Big Boy Bobby on his pillow?
Here’s the line-up: “The other dogs on the bed are Maggie (black), Peggy (white & black), Honey (cream) & Teddy (wearing a cone). You featured Teddy about 5 years ago with a photo that looked like he was singing in front of our Christmas tree. He’s wearing a cone as he’s seeing an eye specialist for an ulcer & glaucoma. He’s very old now.”
Back on November 30, 2012, we featured Teddy, a tri-color Pom who was around 12 and weighed 5 pounds, as the
Sleeping Dog we were letting lie, and, indeed ran this photo of Teddy. Sandy wrote that the picture shows Teddy "singing O Holy Night in front of the Christmas tree last year. We had just adopted him and didn't know he was so talented!"
So, there you have it: Bill and Sandy Sailer letting sleeping dogs lie comfortably, confidently in a home these little rascals happily call their own. And is that a nice thing!
[PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS SEGMENT: Send photos of your family sleepers and nappers to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post the story and pictures in our long-running weekend feature, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie & Napping Cats Nap. Remember, we post these photos and stories for two reasons: (1) We want to inspire people to share their homes with dogs and cats and other critters that need a happy place to live. (2) We want to inspire insomniacs that they, too, can actually get some sleep -- all they have to do is find the right pillow, bed, position or comforter and household companions: human, canine, feline, etc.]
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