Monday, July 2, 2007

Tyson brings neighbors together

Tyson in grass, originally uploaded by phaird.

So I'm getting a little off topic today and not focusing on parks, just dogs. As dog lovers, we all know how important our dog is to our family and how more then ever, dogs are thought of as one of the family. I feel part of that is our greater awareness of life that we have. The reason I think of it today though is because of my father-in-law, Bill and his little rat terrier, Tyson. Bill has loved dogs for a very long time and was looking forward to retiring in a few years to be able to get a dog. His wife (my mother-in-law) Judy didn't really care for dogs. Not until she met our dog Toby. She fell head over heals for our little guy. It didn't take long for them to decide that they wanted one of their own.

Now they have there little boy Tyson. He has brought all kinds of love and adventure to there lives. What he also brought was a sense of community. Since they moved into their house, the hadn't known anyone but there immediate neighbors. After getting Tyson though they have been meeting and becoming friends with people all around the area. As far as Bill and Tyson want to walk they, have met all kinds of people they would never had a chance to meet. All the kids in the area know Tyson and yell out his name when ever they see him. Other dog owners stop and talk. They could spend all day visiting with all these people. People they would never had known had it not been for there pint size little guy. Good boy Tyson.

1 comment:

Rat-a-Tat said...

Tyson is a handsomely cute rattie!! Ratties are wonderful ambassators of the canine world. So glad to hear that Tyson is doing such a fine job of bringing love and joy to others.