Monday, March 14, 2011

Nathan and Snowy. The Two College Dudes.

May I just say that I sort of really like this fellow quite a lot? Quite a whole lot?

In fact, quite a whole lot more than just a little? And possibly even just a little more than that?

One of the things I like about him is that he can be serious . . .

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or goofy . . .

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equally well. (Just like his dad!)

And you know what? Snowy really likes Nathan quite a lot, too. And since Snowy has also attended obedience school college, he considers himself to be quite the Big Man on Campus. Therefore, he gets a pretty stinkin’ big kick out of hanging out with the College Dude and discussing with him all sorts of important topics, like exams and favorite profs and bad cafeteria food.

‘Cause Snowy is cool like that.
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You might notice that in this particular photo, Snowy is doing his extra-fervent, canine-sque best to look intelligent and collegiate, just like his big brother. I think he might even be sort of partially succeeding.
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Although Snowy is indeed a well-traveled and well-seasoned man of the world, he does occasionally become somewhat puzzled by some of the inexplicable actions of his College Dude Brother.

Do you notice how Snowy is staring fixedly ahead, trying to graciously pretend that he hasn’t noticed that his brother is behaving in a decidedly odd manner? Because Snowy is nothing if not gracious. (Sometimes.)

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As Nathan’s shenanigans continue, Snowy makes even more of an effort to gaze interestedly off into the near middle distance, allowing Nathan the privacy of making a goofy fool of himself without any extra sets of eyeballs on him which might possibly bring further embarrassment to his Wacky College Dude Self.

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In addition to the aforementioned puzzling behavior of his big brother, Snowy (even with his vast store of wisdom), doesn’t really quite understand why the Big College Dude Man is pretending to squash his cute small self under the weight of his Great Big College Dude Man Elbow. He casts a plaintive and earnest glance in my general direction saying, “Mom? Can you please do something about this fella? He’s buggin’ me here.”

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But just about the time I run over to intervene, Nathan is the one who is suddenly gazing off into the middle distance, showing nothing but a sweet, innocent face.

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Regardless of all the College Dude Drama that goes on, when the day comes to an end, all is always well between the two of them. They’re just a couple of fellows hanging out on Spring Break--one of them headed toward the matrimonial altar, the other headed away from said altar just as fast as his white fluffy legs will carry him. Because ever since he earned his bachelor’s degree in obedience school college last summer, he has made it quite plain that he is “not going to marry no womens.” (Which is how he would phrase it.)

So in the meantime, he just sits patiently by the groom-to-be, hoping fervently deep down in his little doggie heart of hearts that he might be asked to (maybe? possibly? please?) be the Best Man at the wedding.

Because isn’t it traditional for a groom to invite a beloved brother to be the Best Man?

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Snowy is also truly hoping that he’ll be able to fit any important Best Man Tux Fitting Appointments into his busy napping/peeing/eating/sleeping/barking/snoozing/scratching schedule.

Hmmm. Now that he thinks about it, he might possibly be just too booked up to fit a wedding into his life. His Big Bro might just have to go it alone.

Well, not really alone. . .

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Since I’m on the topic of my human (and canine) kids, here are a couple shots of Sarah I took at the beach a couple days ago.

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And lastly, my sister is taking my mom in today for a final test to determine whether or not she has lung cancer; she has a mass in one lung which the doctors are calling “highly suspicious.” We should know something within the next couple of days.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

19 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Love Being A Nonny said...

Loving the pictures and certainly praying!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE..your new header....and all the precious pictures you've shared. You do a great job with taking photo's.

Love your family..and will be praying for you all!

Frapper said...

Great pictures! I'll be praying for your family.

Lesley said...

I love the second picture of Sarah at the beach!
Praying for your family as you all wait for test results.

Lizz said...

Prayers going up for your Mommy! I really hope it is not cancer! Y'all have had too much of that already!

I love the pics of Nathan & Meagan! And those of Sarah at the beach are beautiful! Of course all pics of Princess Groovy Chick are beautiful!

Love & Hugs to the Smiths and the Smith to be!

Lizz

Anonymous said...

I will be praying that everything is OK with your mom. Let us know when you know something.
Cousin Sandy

Anonymous said...

Praying all goes well for you mom. Keeping your entire family in my prayers as well. Hugs to all of you.

Linda in Pittsburgh

simplykristi said...

Becky,
Your mom is in my thoughts and prayers. I know firsthand about lung cancer.

Love the photos of the kids!

Rachel said...

I love the photos of Sarah on the beach, so pretty!

I will keep your mother in my prayers. I just experienced first hand this morning what it's like to be given a cancer diagnosis (though thankfully mine - melanoma - was stage I, removed this afternoon, and has a very good chance of being gone forever) I can say for sure that the moment between the doctor's office calling me with the news (all they told me was that it was malignant melanoma and I needed to come in for surgery immediately today) and finding out what stage and all that was the worst feeling in the world.

I will be praying for sure!

MN Mom said...

Oh, Becky, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

You sort of snuck that third to last sentence in on us readers, huh?

You know where "I am coming from" if I say I am not receiving that particular sentence...nope...I will not receive it at all...and I pray: Father, God I ask that you make whatever the technicians saw on Becky x-ray a shadow and not anything serious...if you can heal our puppies you can heal Becky. Thank you for Beckys GOOD report. In Jesus' name I ask...amen and amen!

From the Texas south panhandle plains...we love you in Jesus!!!

Linda R. said...

Sorry to hear about your mom Becky. Praying as you wait for test results.

Enjoyed seeing the pictures of the kids (Snowy included there!)

Love, hugs and ladybugs.....

Ann Martin said...

Enjoyed the pictures of Nathan and Meagan. Praying for your Mom and your family. I have been reading but not making comments lately. The new site is delightful.

Miss Judy said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom Becky! I'll be keeping her and your whole family in my prayers. Loved the pics of ALL the kids, even the little white one!
Hugs and Blessings, Judy

Marjorie Stump said...

So sorry about your mom. Love the pictures of Sarah.

Catherine said...

I went to a wedding last year with "Best Dogs", two cute pugs. One of the cousins donned a tux and was the dog master. It was beyond cute.

Anonymous said...

It's probably a little late, but congrats on the upcoming wedding. I read one post where they were "still dating" but didn't read one for the "big news." Hard to believe time has one so quickly that Nathan is graduating this summer. Where does time go. My best to the both of them.

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