Oh, the joy they bring into the house. There will be backgammon tournaments, billiard games, stories told, and last but not least……… treats for me!
Grandfather’s favorite trick is to take a biscuit and balance it on my nose. Then come the words every dog waits to hear……Ok, get it! The children will beg to try it. Then the game will turn to “See what we can balance on Jax’s nose”. I’m a very good at this game. I get cupcakes, apples, cookies, beef jerky, marshmallows, and occasionally, the ever sought-after, raw meat cube. Grandmother does not approve of sweets for dogs, but she does give me lots of love.
Once in awhile, she even brings me a new collar. Oh, how I love Grandmother and Grandfather. After the children go to bed, I’m allowed to stay up and wait for Owner. I rest my head on Grandmother’s knee and she knows the perfect spot to scratch. It’s a dog’s life, indeed.