Monday, June 8, 2015

Being Little Louise

Being Louise means at about 65 pounds, you're the smallest of the Run*A*Round pack (but also the toughest).
Being Little Louise means you're often stuck with the center seat on the doggie couch (I was the youngest of 8 kids and always had to sit on the hump in the middle of the back seat of the car, too.)
Baron, Louise, Thelma on the doggie couch and BB on the fold-out cushion.
Or sometimes you squeeze into whatever space you can get.
Being Louise means you've taken on venomous Water Moccasins and Copperheads multiple times and gotten bit by both. Also raccoons, skunks, coyotes, opossums, armadillos, nutria, bulls and cows, horses, other dogs, cats, even your own sister, Thelma. Being Louise means you're a survivor.
Being Louise means you've had a rough start in life (she and Thelma were dumped on a back road and were starving at about 8 months of age when we found and rescued them) and you've been turning gray-faced since you were 5 years old. But you still manage to smile a lot.
BB and Louise
Now, at age 11 1/2 years, aches and ailments have slowed you way down.
But to your mom, you're still her "perfect little hound dog."
Being Little Louise means you are loved.

127 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Awww, this is so sweet! How did she survive being bitten by snakes? poor thing! She may have gotten off to a tough start, but she found her place in the world, with you. :-)

Lea said...

A beautiful portrait in words and photos

magnoliasntea said...

What a girl. Love the smile!

magnoliasntea said...

What a girl. Love the smile!

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

She's beautiful!!!

Revrunner said...

Beautiful tribute.

Mersad said...

These are the cutest dog images I have seen in a while. They are simply adorable together! :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love her puppy dog eyes. Thelma and Louise are lucky to have met you!

MarmePurl said...

Beautiful Louise, so loved.

Kate said...

Being Little Louise you are not only well-loved but also well-taken care of...Your owner/guardian is your guardian angel!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The knowledge that she was starving when you found her and her buddy....well, that brought a lump to my throat...then, seeing her age and feeling her aches/pains with time...that brought tears to my eyes.

Sweet, sweet Thelma!!

It's me said...

Love love love. Louise !!!...❤️❤️❤️

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful Louise post! She is loved! Adorable photos of all of your pups! Especially Sweet Louise! Have a happy day and week ahead!

DJan said...

The only thing about dogs is that they just don't last long enough. I love Louise and wish her many years of elder love. Yes, she is loved all right. :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

What a lovely post about Thelma! How special she sounds!

"E", ...Beth... , from VA. said...

i was the baby. i hated being called that. my brother loved to rub it in too. i think some one is well loved. that is perfect. love the leaf shot at the end. a bed of leaves very comfortable. ( :

Margaret Adamson said...

I love your narration that goes perfectly with your photographs

Munir said...

Lovely pictures and lovely writing too.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Oh such a sweet post. She is a darling!! Little Louise is a sweetheart!! Give her a hug and kiss on the head from me. You are the best mom and she is blessed you found her and Thelma, gave them a home and a good life!
Beautiful photos and I love seeing her sleeping in the leaves.
Hugs, CM

Cranberry Morning said...

Aren't you glad that you were able to give her the home she needed. Louise is a lucky girl. All sweetness snuggled up together on that couch!

Sandra said...

tell Louise I love her tooooo. i love that smile, just so sweet and the bed in the leaves makes me go awwwwwwwwwwww....

Bethany Carson said...

Such a sweet post! It's nice that the dogs have a couch of their own. Our Ginger is 12, and I love her so much. It's sad to see her getting older, but I hope she stays with us for a long time; it will be heart-breaking when she passes. There's nothing like a loyal farm dog. Blessings and prayers for Louise for a long life (I already know it's been happy).

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Awww! She's so sweet!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Sweet Louise

But they're ALL special. Your pack is gorgeous.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Aww! She is so cute!

joeh said...

She deserves to be in retirement from snake killing and varmint chasing.

Kathy said...

Being Louise is obviously very special to your heart!

Nancy Chan said...

Sending flying kisses and hugs to Louise. Even though she and Thelma had a bad start but they were blessed to be found by you and you have love and care for them. You are a loving mom to them. Bless you.

nookworm said...

Please give Louise a hug from me. What a wonderful survivor she is and no dog could be luckier. Her story touches me to the bone.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Awe, they sure found the right family!
~

Gert said...

Oh bless you Theresa! You know how they say, good comes from bad? Well, I believe God nudged those "bad" people who dumped her and Thelma off near you, and helped them find their way to your home. Where you gave them love and blessings to their lives.

Gail Dixon said...

Precious girl! I love the way she's nestled into the leaves and her "smile" as she's napping on the couch. God bless her. And you for saving her!

ThreeOldKeys said...

Happy, Lucky Little Louise.

Kovács Miklós said...

They are so cute. Especially on the sofa :)

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

It always warms my heart when I read about a animal that has gone through such a ordeal now comfortably rescued and happily beloved. What a sweetie she is and she has such spunk.

Jen

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Being Louise, life is good. Nice post.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the dogs, especially Louise.
The dogs have their own place on the bench.
Best regards, Irma

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh my goodness- how sweet! She is one blessed pup to have you for a mom.

ladyfi said...

Being Louise means you're awesome!!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Just wonderful! She is so sweet :)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I am in love with Little Louise.
Her little face is so sweet.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Sweet little Louise.
You have had them both a long time Tex.
They are all so lovely and happy together.
sending love to them all from my 5 babies here.
I missed them while in hospital and worry about them.
yes,, they are our babies.
xxxx val

Birdman said...

Oh what a fine portrait of LL in the leaves.

don said...

A fine picture series on little Louise. The running comment is heart-touching for anyone who has an aging pet.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the picture of her in the leaves! I didn't realize you were the youngest of 8 :-)

We got a new dog, finally. It had been a year and a half. He will be on the blog soon.

bj said...

Love your photos of the dogs...I can't even imagine having so many. Our kids had dogs when they were growing up (still do) but I didn't have pets of any kind when I was young (still don't) but I sure am enjoying the two girl dogs that rule the roost around here.

S. J. Qualls said...

You have such sweet dogs. Louise seems to have adapted to her place in the pecking order of the pack. Lovely gray face!

Small City Scenes said...

Awwwwwwwww!!!
MB

The Queen Jester said...

It's so nice when animals and people find each other. She looks like a sweet dog and has had a great life on your ranch.

LV said...

Definitely some very spoiled, but loved doggies.

William Kendall said...

She's such a good dog!

Sally said...

Awe, I hate that she's having the aches and pains, but there's never any doubt how much you love them all. Sweet pics. :)

xoxo

Rose said...

This is a beautiful post, Theresa! I love all the pics of Louise...

Also, got to say, I did not know you were the baby of 8 children. I was, too! I had 4 sisters and three brothers. In ways, I was the baby of 9, but I never think of it that way...one boy was born dead.

Linda Kay said...

Very sweet story of your dogs. They look very loved.

thepoodleanddogblog said...

Life would not be much fun if we couldn't spoil our dogs and bask in their love for us.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Little Louise is one touch cookie! Really enjoyed these photos. They are all so sweet. What happens when a dog is bitten by venomous snakes? I worry so much about that here. In that second picture the look on her face is like "Mom, leave us alone, we are napping!"

Anvilcloud said...

what a sweet post. Good for you for giving her a home and a life.

RedPat said...

What a sweet post, Tex! I'm a sucker for a good dog story! ;-))

Sylvia K said...

I do love your doggies and I still miss Sam Schnauzer every day!! Hope all of you -- two-legged and four-legged critters have a great new week!!

Giga said...

I think that all your dogs are happy with you. Beautifully you showed them the pictures. Regards.

Gosia k said...

I love your dogs

Gail said...

Oh, that all dogs could be Louises!

Thank you for loving them.

Nancy J said...

Love that last photo, a bed of dry leaves, perfect. She is a winner in every way.

Stephanie Faris said...

Aww. She looks very loved. It is sad when age slows them down. Same way it eventually slows us down, too, I guess!

Helma said...

Giggle .... I think you have to almost beg you also may have a spot on your couch hahahahaha ......

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I swear that rescue dogs know they've been saved and have a greater sense of appreciation of just how special their owners are.

Susan said...

Way to make me cry Tex! How sweet!

SweetMarie said...

Louise is beautiful! She has such love in her eyes and expression when looking at her sweet mom. She and Thelma are so lucky to have such a loving mom...family...home. Thank God you found them!
I love the photo of them all together, Baron is the only one not looking at you. lol and the pic of Louise in the leaves is just priceless. Tell Louise I can relate to aging early and it's okay because we are loved!:) I forgot you're one of eight. my dad is one of eight, but the second oldest. I was an only child and didn't like it one bit.
I'm sending hugs to you and all your pups! Hug each one for me!!

Brk Trt said...

She is a tough old lady, and one that will always be Louise, just Louise.

Gayle said...

My grandmother always claimed to be 'tough old bird' when it came to life's trials. I think Louise qualifies.

messymimi said...

That's the kind of "dog's life" any of us can envy!

Janey and Co. said...

Being Louise means you can get comfy anywhere , even in a pile of leaves.

Pantherka said...

This is the story ... the pictures are wonderful.

Red said...

Nice tribute to old Louise. I really like the name Louise. I also like thelma for a dog's name.

Lisa Comperry said...

Awwwww! Sweet Louise..My two doggies are best buddies, both the same age as your Louise..
I love this photo series of your sweet doggies :-)

Stephen Hayes said...

Thanks for the big lump in my throat after reading this tender story.

Felicia said...

gotta love a gray face Mom.

Debbie said...

awwww, what a sweet story and loved, they are so loved. your pups are so lucky to have you and to have one another!!!!

i welled up, just a little!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

'Being Little Louise means you are loved.'

Just perfect

All the best Jan

Ela said...

Oh, they are so sweet :))))
Greetings

troutbirder said...

And a rescue no less.... I love it Theresa.

Our photos said...

Oww, they are cute !

Lynn said...

Aw, those pups sure do earn their keep:@)

Primitive Stars said...

How sad humans dump puppies like garbage, thank you for saving them, loved the post, Little Louise is a darling.Blessings Francine.

Terry and Linda said...

DUMPED! Grrrr! I'm glad you found them!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Jeanne said...

love your shots and stories about Louise. She is a beauty and how lucky she was to find such a wonderful home and dog mommy!

bailey-road.com said...

Awww! She's such a sweetheart.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

When she smiles, I'm sure she's thinking of the love from (and for) her "mom."

mick said...

Great photos of all the " run-a-round" pack! Louise looks especially great!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

I like this wonderful family, pretty pictures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh such a sweet sweet post. I did not realize that the sisters were rescue dogs. I'm so glad you found them. What kind of person could do that? They are well-loved now though and I'm sure have forgotten the rough start.

Debby Ray said...

Oh Theresa, I love this! What a sweetie that Louise is! She looks as though she is very comfortable with her place in her home too. I know all too well about how age can creep up on them and slow them down. Precious Louise, precious post :)

Montanagirl said...

That is the sweetest ever! Love her smile.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Wonderful story about the pup. By the way, I was an only child and yes, I had to sit on the hump center of our family's coup automobile (no back seat at all). So, I kind of relate to your childhood experience. Have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow!

Mary Kirkland said...

How sweet! She is gorgeous too.

Julia said...

I love this post and how your care for your best friends. Little louise is a tough little girl. They all look so well taken cared of but I think you need a longer couch. Where do you sit" hehe.
Hugs,
JB

KB Bear said...

Sweet, sweet Louise. She's so lucky to be with you and to be cherished.

Karen S. said...

Louise you are one lucky girl, life is wonderful for all of you!

Stephanie said...

Aww, sweet post on Little Louise. Lucky she has you for a Mom.

Randy said...

I love the last two shots.

Ms. A said...

Awwwwww, she's a senior doggy that has earned every one of those gray hairs!

Paula said...

Bless Louise's heart. I know what it's like to be the middle kid.

Mildred said...

Louise is precious and I love her too!

Linda said...

What sweet doggies! Love the group on the couch!

Annette Mickelson said...

Oh, I love little Louise! Thank you for sharing her with us -- I want to give her a hug. And I love her little grey face.

Merrilyn said...

"Love Reflected in Love"....thank you, Love, Merri

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh what a great post! I can "feel" the love.

Halcyon said...

What a sweet tribute to Louise.
I think she's also loved by her virtual friends who have gotten to know her through your blog too!
:D

Indrani said...

Sweet adorable pics.

Timi said...

Oh, she is sooo cute!!!

Rita said...

OMGosh! Surviving venomous snake bites!!? She is tough. I didn't know she and her sister had been abandoned. She really is a survivor. I've always liked her silver muzzle. :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

A lovely portrait of Louise! Your dogs are so cute.

Lynne said...

Little Louise has tackled an army of critters and is still
Sweet Little Louise!

Ian H said...

Still, a very lucky dog!

Barbara said...

So sweet! Truly a tough survivor. We can learn so much from our puppies.

Ron said...

They don't have it rough around your house at all, do they? LOL

carolann said...

A tough girl. Glad she never got bitten.

Love the pictures.

Catherine said...

So beautiful, heartwarming and sweet. xo Catherine

bon bon said...

Oh, she, and your whole pack, are just the sweetest! They are lucky to have a mama that loves them so.

Ida said...

Awww....that made me smile. She certainly is loved.

Cloudia said...

Lord, bless such animals and their humans! <3

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

This has to be one of my favorites of all your post, she is so lucky to have you, they all are.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Sweet little Louise! Beautiful photos and text!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; It's incredible Sweet Louise has been through or survived these toughness!!! I LOVE her cute face sleeping so comfortably on the leaves under the Sun♪♪♪ She is her Mom's BEAUTIFUL 'little hound dog'

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Margie said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, sweetest doggie post yet T! Such a loving tribute to her.

pattisjarrett said...

65 pounds of pure spunk! She deserves a nap in the shade! So glad you found those girls, they've had a good life, thanks to you. I always had to sit on the hump, too.

Brian King said...

The smallest ones are usually the toughest! Good girl!

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