My fur babies

By Aubree Bailey
On October 12, 2017

Aubree Bailey
Managing Editor

I might only be 19, but I have two kids. They like cuddles, playing outside, and treats. My children are my dogs.

Hershey is the oldest.

He’s a chocolate miniature dauschund and 14 years old.

He’s a little on the chubby side- probably because his favorite thing to do is sit on my lap or lay next to me on my pillow.

Every morning, he comes and gets in bed for snuggles.

He hates baths but loves to swim in rivers and lakes.

He’s the most stubborn child, too.

Sometimes on walks, he simply decides he will not continue and sits down right in the middle of the road.

Mate, a blond Australian Shepherd, is five and has an incredible amount of hair.

He doesn’t have a tail either, and his nickname is "Fluffy Butt."

My family rescued him several years ago from a home where he was severely neglected.

He has an awful fear of storms and isn’t keen on strangers. Yet he is the most loyal dog you will meet and will protect me at all costs.

Although he is 60 pounds, he thinks it is perfectly acceptable to lay on me or sit on my lap.

He loves belly rubs and having his fur brushed.

When he is happy, his whole backside wiggles.

He is extremely smart, as well.

If you say "big hug," he jumps up and puts his paws on your shoulders and lays his head on you.

His absolute favorite thing is peanut butter- any time I open the jar he appears.

I really don’t think I could live without what I call my "fur babies."

When I’m upset, they both attempt to comfort me with cuddles.

Recently, I was sick, and they stayed by my side almost the entire four days.

I adore having them in my life- even when they do annoying things like barking at wind or trying to get into the garbage bins.

As I write this, I can’t wait to get home, where I know I will be greeted fondly by both Mate and Hershey.

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