365 Days of Gratefulness | Day Eleven


FBdayeleven-2All of southwestern Oklahoma is grateful today for all of the rain we got yesterday… We needed it!  I love the occasional rainy day to open the screen door and listen to the soothing sound of the rain!  Isn’t that one of the most relaxing things ever?

Baylor [an adoption story and photo essay]


Meet Baylor.

He’s a two or three year old Great Dane mix.  We adopted him from a fantastic shelter in Norman, OK (www.secondchancenorman.com).  Baylor is the perfect blend of couch potato, family companion, and big (huge?) dog.  Baylor was picked up as a malnourished stray by a city shelter and eventually made it into Second Chance’s hands where they worked hard to get him in great physical shape.

Our “baby horse” has been with us for almost a week now.  We’ve been getting to know each other, have been teaching him that the two of us are his friends, but also his bosses (a must with a dog so big), and enjoying seeing him make little breakthroughs….   We’ve been continuing the training they began and are also working on packing those pounds back on him.  Not knowing his long-term background or how long he was a stray, we’ve noticed that some basic things like how to play had to be taught to Baylor.  It was fun to watch the light come on as he discovered how awesome rawhides are and lately we’ve been enjoying watching him figure out his ball.  It was a big deal that he even picked it up the first time!  We’re even noticing that his bones aren’t quite as noticeable as they first were when we adopted him.  Bring on the pudge!

As a fun little project, I decided to put together a photo essay capturing some of Baylor’s favorite activities like sofa-sitting and window-watching along with a “Baylor Breakthrough” or two, like the supervised demolishing of his rawhide.  Enjoy! 🙂