It looks like I’m going to have to update this blog a little more regularly, as I have a serious backlog of dogs that I’ve met over the past few weeks. For this particular post I think I’ll stick to dogs that come into my life because of where I work. Pizza by Pappas, for those who don’t know, is a family owned restaurant in the heart of downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania. They’ve been serving their award-winning pizza for over 44 years, and for 11 of those years, I’ve been a part of their family.
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a very special place in my heart for all animals, but dogs in particular. Once my coworkers heard about my plan for this blog, they were quick to jump on board.
Kaylee was first to bring a new friend for me to meet. Winnie is a one-year-old Corgi who clearly brings a lot of joy into Kaylee’s life. She was sweet as pie and had just about the cutest little butt that I’ve ever seen on a dog.
Next up was an accidental meeting with Lesley’s two-year-old Bulldog, Archie. It was love at first sight with this rotund rover. As is clear from the look on my face, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this affectionate fella. He has some skin allergies and a few other maladies that bulldog breeds are prone to, but that doesn’t keep Archie down.
On a recent Sunday evening, Ann brought her eight-year-old Doberman, Deuce, down to Pappas to meet me. Deuce can’t see very well these days, but he is certainly still very loving and quite protective over the ladies in his life.
Ann didn’t only introduce me to Deuce, though. She worked her magic puppy powers and had her friend deliver me two of the most charming gentleman I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. At seven months old and weighing in at a whopping 92 pounds, Sampson the German Rottweiler definitely stole the show. He was more than happy to pose for pictures with me and he made sure to dole out big, sloppy kisses the whole time.
His K9 companion was two-year-old Charlie, an Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix. What a fox! He was a little bit shy at first, content to let his brother Sampson hog all of the attention, but it didn’t take me too long to coax him out of his shell. Pretty soon he was a little too friendly with me, taking the opportunity to stick his tongue right in my mouth when I was giving him some kisses on his nose. I suppose I had that coming.
This past Friday evening was perfect for dining al fresco at Pappas, and this beautiful boxer’s owners took full advantage. Bubba is approximately one year old, all white, deaf, and chock-full of kisses. Making Bubba even more handsome are his two different colored eyes (or heterochromia iridum) and his irresistibly soft and squishy puppy skin.
Stay tuned, the dog backlog is still pretty full…