November 15, 2013 By Dogable.net /1 Comment
We have a dog that looks so much like this. She is a mix of a full blooded Boxer and a full blooded Lab. I think the proper name for them is “Boxadoor”.. maybe not spelled like that.. They make adorable pets and they are very loyal. Our dog is so sweet.. and I love her so much. She had some real cute puppies. We do not know who the father was to all of them.. I was there when she gave birth to them and believe me they were a good mix of alot of dogs. We had a blue tick hound. Barney looked just like the blue tick hound that my daddy had a long time ago. He even had the low groaning voice when he barked. Somehow Tatum maintained her stance until the last day of her pregnancy. She paced the floor all day long. She would not stop. She would brush by me as if to ask me to take away the pain. I would just stroke her lovingly and she would begin her walk thru the house again.Her puppies were born Halloween, 2010. We had a good mixture.. we had a blue tick hound.. and some lab looking dogs.. they were just a good lot of cute puppies. There was 8 of them. Precious every one of them.. there were times when we could not feed them the best quality food but when we did not have the money for their food.. maybe missed one or two nights.. I would go in the kitchen and make those little puppies corn bread.. that they loved. They could smell it and they knew where the cornbread was cooking. If I opened the oven door.. several little heads would be right there beside the oven door.. they would look as if they were smelling cookies.. just like little kids who want chocolate chip cookies. We would wait until the corn bread cooled and would divide it 8 different ways.. believe me.. they had fat bellies. They would go to the fireplace after that and lay in front of the fire until they all 8 puppies would be asleep. I would tip toe into to see about them and the flame from the fire would look so warm.. all things including all the other hungry little dogs.. I had to pause and thank God for that small little while.. watching them.. I became complete as a human being..for I knew that maybe we had been irresponsible for not knowing that Tatum could be in ‘heat’ but sometimes it is hard to tell. I would not have changed a thing..watching them sleep in front of the fire.. tummies full and they were warm.. and for that one moment in time.. they were safe and the love that they brought to me was completed by the sound of them sleeping.. it was a good thing.