Though his formal name is Floyd, he goes by many others. My dog is also known as Floydy Floyderton, Squishy Butt, Mo Fo and (my favorite) Fluffy Flufferton. I love my dog. Fourteen years ago, my husband and I fell in love with puppy in a pen at the St. Augustine Humane Society. We named him Floyd and he wears a pink collar (yes, he's named after the band). What joy he has brought to my life. Floyd is my family - he is a gift from God.
Floyd has taught me how to be a good mother. He's shown me the power of unconditional love. He is patient, compassionate, protective, funny and observant. We love the same things: cheese, the beach, watermelon and camping. When my husband or I are sick, Floyd stays up at night and watches over us. He lays his head in my lap when I am sad and let's me cry into his fur. We adopted Floyd six months after we met - he has been a part of us almost as long as there has been an "us". I am so grateful that God brought him into our lives. He makes me very happy and I can't imagine my life without him.
Floyd is self-conscious. If he is dirty, he will let us know that he wants a bath. Really, he does - he walks into the bathroom and sniffs his shampoo bottle. He's mastered the puppy dog look. He can give you a look that will make your heart melt. Floyd protects us from strangers, people who wear boots and/or hats, mean dogs and delivery people. He also likes to watch the grill to make sure that squirrels don't steal our steaks.
One of my most favorite things about Floyd: he absolutely loves cows. He doesn't care about horses, only cows. When driving by open fields, he looks out the window hoping to see a cow. If we yell out "cow," he excitedly goes to the car window and wags his tail. If we call out "horse" he doesn't even move. Like I said, he likes cheese. Our theory about the whole cow thing: Floyd knows that cheese comes from cows. He is my family and I love Fluffy Flufferton so very much. Have you adopted a pet lately? It will enrich your life in ways you didn't think possible. Save a life! Rescue a pet!