Friday, June 15, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

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My show and tell today is my dog Toby. He is a maltipoo (Maltese poodle mix). This is him really needing a trim! He will be 2 in September.

We didn't have him as "our" dog as a puppy. He was our pastor's dog. I saw him one day up at the church office and just fell in love. I told Pastor Diane that if she and Pastor Bray ever needed us to puppysit when they went out of town, we'd be happy to. Well, four days later, she called. From that moment on we were "THE puppysitters". We loved to keep him. I told Pastor Diane she didn't even have to ask, just call and tell us when and where to get him. Now, our pastors travel a lot and are just plain busy. Last summer we had Toby for almost the entire month of June.

In September, four days after we adopted a new kitten, Pastor Diane called and said that they knew they just couldn't keep up with Toby's needs and their busy lifestyle and did we want him? Well, of course we said yes. He is exactly what I want in a dog.

This is Toby after a trim. He needs to be cleaned up occasionally, but I really prefer his messy look!

We really became even more thankful for him the other day because he almost drown in our swimming pool. We have one of those Walmart above ground pools. It had slumped over for a couple of days, and apparently Toby kept jumping in. We didn't even think about it when Josh got the pool back in order and started filling it up again. Ben came running from the back of the house yelling, "Dad! Toby is in the pool!" He had jumped in because the sides still weren't up very high while the pool was filling, but then he couldn't touch bottom to jump back out. We don't know how long he was swimming before Ben saw him out of the window, but we are very grateful because it could have ended up with a very sad ending!!
So, Toby is my show and tell for today. You should see him and the kitten play!!


Lyndy said...

Aren't pets wonderful. He is adorable and I am so glad he is okay.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful and blessed weekend.


Lana G! said...

Such a sweet puppy! I like the messy look too! So glad he survived his little dip into the pool!

Mrs. U said...

So cute!! I love my pets, too. Two dogs and a cat. LOVE THEM!! What in the world would we do without them!!!

Mrs. U

Mrs.B. said...

Toby is VERY cute!
We had a malti-poo named Kisses many years ago and we miss her terribly.

We also have a Golden Retriever named 'Toby'! (o:


ellen b said...

I'm so glad Toby was saved from the pool! He is cute and I think I like the messy version too.

Penless Thoughts said...

He's precious. I can see why you fell in love with him :o)

Karen said...

What a cutie!! He's got such a sweet face. We had Abby for 14 years, and she was a malteranian, or pomtease! (maltese/pomeranian). Not sure what she was really called! LOL!
I'm so glad he is ok!

PEA said...

Awwww he's just adorable! What a fright you had at almost losing him though!! Give him a little scratch behind the ear for me:-) xo

Just Mom said...

What an adorable puppy. I'm sure he's very happy to be part of your family.

Thank you for visiting my blog earlier today -- and leaving such a nice comment. I'm glad you stopped by.

By the way, my hubby and I are Star Trek fans as well. :-D

LBP said...

Toby is so cute!

Kim said...

Cute as a bug.

Kelli said...

He is the cutest thing!! I'm so glad he was rescued from the pool!

charish said...

cute dog. I love anomals.

Trella said...

I have heard the story, but it was very touching to hear you tell it again. I was almost crying.

Trudi M said...

He's very cute.
I have two maltese dogs, five and four and half.

Lori B said...

Thanks for sharing your dog with us. He is so cute.

We just returned home from our trip yesterday afternoon. I'm almost caught up at home and now am trying to catch up with everyone's blogs.
I will try and post a slideshow sometime soon on our trip.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Our Peculiar Life said...

aaaaah he's a sweetie pie!

Emily said...

Aw what a cute dog! And he looks adorable after his trim!