Tonight at a neighborhood Labor Day party, I told one of our neighbors about our sponsorship by Cesar Canine Cuisine at the upcoming BlogPaws conference as part of their “Love Them Back” campaign. Our neighbor (who sees me walking our big dogs twice a day) seemed a little surprised. “Isn’t that food for small dogs?” she asked.
And it is.
But, to me, our two dogs–who (combined) outweigh me and whose strength surpasses mine many times over–are small dogs and always will be. It’s not unusual to hear a small dog described as a “big dog in a small body”…but, in many ways, I think of big dogs as small dogs in big bodies!
Our girl Irie, a lab/coonhound/GSP mix, is a statuesque 75 pounds–but take a seat on the floor or on the porch and she’s an instant lap dog.
And, like a small dog, she’s game for an afternoon of dress-up:
or an elegant photo session:
And Tiki, our doberman/poodle/bulldog/Sheltie mix, is the first one to give a kiss for every special occasion (and every occasion is a special occasion for Tiki!)
And provides so many sweeter than sweet moments around our house:
Both Irie and Tiki are big bodied girls, there’s no doubt about it. But they’re also my little sweeties!