A little rain out there, and Roy is giving me the LOOK.
I will never forget my Eddie. He was a prince.
But the more you get to know Roy, the more you realize how 'high maintenance' my sweet little Edward was.
Eddie would go out in the back yard for his last trip of the night, and bark. While you waited at the door, swearing under your breath, wondering if the neighbors were calling the cops, he would bark, and when he could hear he would ignore your calls, and as he got older, he had an excuse. He couldn't hear you. When he tired of barking at the moon, he would come up on the porch, and bark in a LOUD and OBNOXIOUS way, because he wanted to come in AT ONCE.
Roy goes out, and never, ever barks. When he is ready to come in, he comes up on the porch, and sits quietly outside the door waiting for you to let him in.
Eddie begged at the table, and every other place that food appeared. And due to his sensitive tummy, he was fed baked chicken breast, with his regular food, every night.
Roy doesn't beg, ever. He eats Nutri Source chicken flavor dry dog food, and he isn't much on table food.
Eddie never bit anyone in his entire 14 and a half year life.......but he was wicked jealous of kids, and so when they were around, he vied for your attention. This, of course, made every one a little nervous, so we watched his every move, and DID pay more attention to him sometimes.
Roy LOVES everyone, and is happy to sit on whoever's lap is available, and be petted by whoever is inclined. He doesn't have a jealous bone in his whole body.
But in so many ways, they are alike. Roy loves his chaise lounge, left to him by Eddie. He loves to sleep at the bottom of the bed, just like Ed.
He loves, loves, loves to ride in the truck, just like Ed.
He loves Eddie's white polar bear with the red hat. Even though DH brought him a brand new toy, he really prefers the bear, well chewed by Eddie already.
Roy, like Eddie, has a big heart, and has easily captured ours.
Did someone say we were fostering Roy?
Try, just try, to get him away from us now.