Friday, July 3, 2009

Our Little Sentinel

Here's to good old half-deaf, half-blind, demented, 14 1/2 year old geriatric dog, Bonnie, still taking her guard-dog duties seriously.

Here she is, standing guard over some waving petunias, a statue of angels with broken wings, and the palm tree that my brother-in-law Bill gave us. (Bill patiently grows a huge collection of palm trees, under grow-lights, in Chicago over the winter. He gifted us with this sweet little palm tree this year.)



Bonnie especially likes to face the fence, in case anyone happens to walk past it, and then she can bark like a maniac at them. They say a dog will live longer if it has a job to do, and apparently, Bonnie sees this as her job--guarding the petunias, angels & palms, and barking.

10 comments:

Amy said...

That is so sweet! Love that last shot especially.

Sharon said...

Good for Bonnie!

Maria said...

That's a bonnie lass!

Cindi Koceich said...

Awwww...sweet Bonnie! She is adorable!!!

Reds said...

You have the cutest guard dog! She does a great job!

Nicki, said...

True - so true, we all need a purpose, even the angels with broken wings. Bonnie looks so content in fulfilling her duties.

Jeanne said...

What a sweet sentinel! We all should have someone like this protecting us!

Jess said...

Aww, she is SUCH a good dog!

Suzy said...

Awww how sweet is Bonnie! Great post!

Amy said...

Beautiful lighting and Bonnie looks like such a sweet dog! :)