A Boy And His Dog

Dog Quote
Dog Quote

Our dog Keyla has been a part of our family for just over 10 years now, and while we’ve always considered her as one of us, it wasn’t until recently that I realized just how much she means to us. It’s no secret that she’s getting old, and while she still has a youthful glow and bounces and plays like a little pup, she will not be with us forever.

Before we had children, she was our baby, and has been patient and understanding as the kidlets have taken some of the attention and time that used to belong to her. I’m sure she is sometimes a little resentful, but she lives to please.

Our daughter has always loved our pup, but it wasn’t until recently, when I’ve noticed the love and affection that our toddler has for his doggy, that I’ve realized just how wonderful it is to have a family dog in our lives. She’s gentle when he tugs, quiet when he sleeps, and protective when strangers pass him by, barking with authority to protect her boy. My boy chases his dog around the house, and showers her with kisses, hugs and snuggles, and it melts my heart.

I’m so thankful to have such a great dog in my life, and will do my best to cherish our final years with her.


  1. We love our dog. Sometimes I get sad, because it is hard with three kids to also feel like we give him the attention that he deserves. Yet, what I forget is that BECAUSE we have three kids, our dog gets attention not just from us, but also from our three kids. Our dog definitely makes our lives whole.

    P.S. Your dog is beautiful!

  2. When I was a kid we used to have dogs as family all the time. Until I turned out 13, I don’t know why, but the family just stopped caring.

    I’m allergic to them now – less than to cats.


  3. Your dog is beautiful. I lover her the spots. I think it’s the sweetest thing when children bond with their family pets. No pets in our house. We’re all allergic to dogs and cats. We’re still deciding what pet we CAN have because the girls want so badly to have one.

  4. I love her! she’s so beautiful. I had a dog when I was a child, but my 3 keep asking for a cat. I like cats too….but I think they would have so much more fun running around with a dog. I don’t think a cat will want to play they way they want to play – ha ha.

  5. So very sweet. And your Dalmatian girl doesn’t look a day over 5 😉

  6. Love that black and white shot – she makes the perfect subject for it! So cute to see the little ones interacting with animals.

  7. Growing up we always had dogs and as a child I loved having a dog. Now where we live and with work, it just isn’t possible for our family. But I do remember my childhood pets fondly.

  8. These pictures are great. Our macy is 12 now and starting to show her age… I don’t like to think of the end but we know it’s coming. We had her before the kids were born… my first “present” from my husband. I know how you feel… I’m trying to enjoy every moment.

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