I mean, seriously, how could you not love this face! Noel is aware of all this blogging I’ve been doing lately and she was a little hurt that she had not been featured in any of the post. In a higher pitch voice and a fun tone, I reassured her that I had one in the works that was completely dedicated to her. She wagged her tail!
For those of you that aren’t dog people, just stop reading now. If you continue to read you’ll find yourself rolling your eyes. But for those of you that are dog people, enjoy– I know you’ll understand my every word.
I have had Noel for six years. In those six years she and I have spent countless hours at home together. She is always right by my side. I mean always. If I don’t close the bathroom door, she follows me in there. I close the bathroom door. When I have the dryer door open and I’m folding clothes, she stands beside me and rests her head on the dryer door. When I’m in the studio working, she has a spot in there where she lays and waits for me to drop anything so that she can eat it– paper, paint, pencils, glitter, glue, markers and the other day some how it was a battery! Of course, she always helps out in the kitchen, eating every crumb that falls whether it be ham, turkey, bread, cheese, onion, pickle, lettuce….Fuji Apples are her favorite! Oh, and Ready Whip– If she hears kwwwwooooooooooosh, she comes flying into the kitchen!
She’s really smart for a Cocker Spaniel. She knows a lot of commands. When we are home alone she is always on the look out and in protection mode. When David gets home, she relaxes better because she senses his protection. She teaches me a lot about the importance of routine, consistency, discipline and how to be calm assertive. She makes me laugh so hard. She keeps me company. She’s faithful. She’s forgiving. She loves me unconditionally.
I could go on and on about her. And for those of you that know her– you know that she’s adorable and irresistible. I’m so grateful God made her and that He found it fit for her to be in our home.
“Happiness is a warm dog.” -charles m. schulz