Duke and I enjoyed some time out in the sun, on my parents’ lush green grass.
Dukie turned five years old in May. I bought him as a birthday present for Ed shortly after we got married.
Since we lived on the farm then, Dukie formed a very strong bond with my family. They’ve always been animal lovers, and my dogs have always been treated like part of the family. Duke especially enjoyed getting spoiled by my dad.
When we moved off the farm, we decided to leave Dukie there. He is best friends with Eddie, my parents’ Old English Sheepdog. He also goes to work with my dad every day, and enjoys running free on the farm.
It was hard to leave Dukie behind, but we still get to see him often, and I know that he’s happy. Just look at his face!
Sometimes being a good doggie parent means doing what’s best for him, even if it makes me sad. I just couldn’t take a farm dog off the farm.