Oh, Hanky Boy

17 Sep

There is an unsung hero in our home. Always present, lingering in the background of our lives, unless food or visitors nudge him forward.

Although it is hard for him to go unnoticed, he often does. Until 8:00 PM rolls around and he comes to lay at the corner of the couch, like an older sibling that gets to stay up for a secret bowl of ice cream after the smaller one is in bed. In his case the treat is attention in the form of a back rub with my feet.

I love my stinky, rotten to the core, mess of a dog. She does, too.

And just when I start to feel bad that the ship sailed 17 months ago on his life as an only child. I realize that maybe instead his ship is just now coming in.

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6 Responses to “Oh, Hanky Boy”

  1. Kathy September 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Precious! Lovethe older brother!!!!

  2. Kelly Richardson September 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    Hank- the ultimate brother and mommy or daddy- the ultimate photographer

    • Sarah September 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      Haha. Thanks, Kelly! It was me who got these shots. Luck, I guess! ;o)

  3. keli September 18, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    awwww, this is so sweet. what a beautiful big brother.

    • Sarah September 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

      Thanks! He is a total mess, but we’ll keep him!

  4. mytwonewfs December 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    Hank looks just like my Liberty!!! Thanks for showing love for your furry child!!

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