Wednesday, October 7

Dakota... Determined to Succeed

There's one thing I have to say for Dakota. He is determined to succeed when he puts his mind to something.

The high winds today brought down a branch from the tree at the end of our driveway. It was on the other side of the van, which is parked in front of my car. Dakota got hold of one end with his teeth and dragged it around the stairs and into the yard, where he proceeded to fight with it.

Trying to pull it back up the terrace.
Determined to get it where he wanted it, he continued to pull and tug.

Ah! Sweet success. That branch is about 7 feet long and about 3 inches around at the larger end.

Dakota had a ball with it, growling and pulling it to where he wanted it to be.

Then he decided to chew on it for a while. He certainly enjoyed his time in the yard today.

Animals make us laugh and cry. They help us heal and are definitely good for the soul.


  1. Yes animals do that for us.not to mention the little one's are great lap warmers.

  2. All of my animals whether it be my cats, horses or my wildlife friends that I watch every night add to the quality of my life. I would miss them so if I didn't have them. Loved seeing the pictures of Dakota and the branch, he was having such a wonderful time!!!

  3. What fun to watch him! Yes -animals do bring us great joy!

  4. Did you get the Dog whisperer to train him? LOL

  5. He has really gotten big - and what fun he had! I would have loved to be watching his antics.

  6. Every animal we have ever had has brought so much joy into our lives, I can't imagine life without such a good friend!

  7. I would have loved watching him with that branch:-) I grew up always having a cat or a dog and I agree with you, they enrich your life so much. Even the stray kitties I feed bring joy! lol Hope your week is going well, dear Mary. xoxo

  8. I'm so very glad that Dakota is doing so well for you guys....he looks like an awesome dog.

  9. They are a lot of company and seem to sense when we are not feeling well.
    Mama Bear

  10. Mary, I bet that watching Dakota just made your day. He looks as if he is having a blast.

    God bless.

  11. Hello Mary
    Yes he certainly is one very determined dog lol
    Did you know having a pet is one way of lowering your blood pressure?
    I wonder if he pesters you for other things as well - if its not food I bet he succeeds in getting lots of love and hugs:)
    Good to hear in your previous post about the cost of the medication being covered - lots of worrys gone now
    Take care

  12. Oh my gosh...
    This is one great series of Dakota in action. LOVE this, and I loved your commentary along with the super photos.

    He's become very handsome!!!

  13. There is nothing better than watching the antics of our pets. Can't wait to go get Slim from the kennel this morning! My goodness Dakota is a gorgeous dog.

  14. Dakota is a strong fellow. Maggie loves sticks too and she starts hunting when I yell "Get the stick." She usually can find one or two in this yard evening without the wind blewing. Peace and Prayers

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