Our funny valentine
Posted: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Valentines Day Ive shared with Robert has been special, but now theres an extra reason the day is so meaningful. This year we are blessed with Alice and every day with her has been wonderful (even the ones where shes a handful). In the spirit of Valentines Day, I thought Id indulge in a little puppy love and share some of her humorous quirks.
For me, the funniest thing Alice does is act like our bodyguard. Shes not a fan of Robert and I showing each other affection, so if we try to cuddle or kiss, Alice comes rushing over to break it up. We cant really decide what her motives are. She may be saying eww gross my parents are kissing. She also might want to be a part of our cuddles. Either way its too funny to watch and sometimes I smother Robert in kisses just to mess with her.
Then again, shes also curious. When we play videos on our iPhones, shes quick to rush over and cock her head to one side. Sounds from the TV dont bother her too much (unless they are animal sounds), but whenever we play a video on our devices, shes instantly quiet and curious. She doesnt just stop and stare either, she moves her head from side to side trying to figure out what the sound is. Its adorable.
Topping all the adorable things our funny Valentine does, I love the way she cuddles. Alice doesnt just lie on our laps; she snuggles in and then snuggles in again. Its as if she wants to be as close to you as possible, and even when she is close, she wants to be closer. It can get a little overwhelming when shes practically lying on your face, but Id rather have a dog who wants to cuddle too much than not at all.
I say it every time I write about her, but we are very lucky to have Alice. Shes such a gentle, sweet-natured girl and so loving. I cant imagine spending another day, let alone another Valentines Day, without her. Of course we got her a little Valentines Day gift and shes been carrying it around everywhere. I cant help wanting to spoil her every time I go to the store. What adorable little quirks does your pet have? Did you get a Valentines treat for your cat or dog? Please feel free to share on our Facebook page (I could talk pets all day). Oh, and Happy Valentines Day everyone!
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