Why Dogs and Food?



Why Dogs and Food?

It's simple. Write about what you love. And what is better than dogs and food? If you are anything like me - and millions of other people - you will relate to and understand the unwavering love I have for my dogs and my passion for cooking - and eating - great food. I hope you will enjoy reading about my day to day experiences with good food and a couple of very special dogs.

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Monday, September 05, 2011

Henry Hides my Scarf



"The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them." ~ Stanley Coren, dog psychologist





I wear a scarf almost every day. I used to wear a scarf during only the cooler months of the year but now that I live in San Francisco where warm Summers are pretty much non-existent, I wear a scarf every day. Good thing scarves are en vogue these days; otherwise, I might look a bit daft with my long scarf wrapped two or three times around my neck in the middle of August. Although I have quite the scarf collection, I do have my favorites. There is one scarf that I received as a gift quite some years ago. I wear it often. It is a long scarf and so it wraps around nicely and protects my neck from the cold and damp fog that hangs like a curtain over the Golden Gate Bridge almost every morning and rolls out like a carpet through the streets of San Francisco. I like this scarf and should it go missing, I would mourn its disappearance.


Brian and I have gone out to a couple of  music concerts recently.   When our boys are left alone, they are generally well-behaved. They do seem to get lonely when we are gone for several hours at a time since someone is regularly home with them day and night. Henry, surprisingly, has the most separation anxiety when we are not around.  When he was a baby, he would chew things.  It was always a frightful sight when we came home to chewed up shoes, books and even furniture.  Thank Goodness, he grew out of that.  Henry is a true retriever and he likes to bring me stuff.  He likes to feel useful.  He will bring me shoes and clothes and towels - whatever he can grab at that moment as if to say:  "You'll need this, Mom."


The other day, following a night out, I was ready to go out the door to work and went to grab my favorite scarf.  I could not find it in its usual place.  I searched everywhere but no luck.  Finally, I succumbed.  I realized it must have fallen off while I was on the ferry or the bus or maybe just as I getting out of the car.  I was bummed out. 

A few days went by and as I was cleaning up the area around "Henry's couch" (yes, the couch is his and he lets you know it), I noticed something peeking out from underneath the cushion in his favorite spot,  and after taking a closer look - lo and behold - it was my scarf!  


Henry must have stolen it the night we went to the Jeff Bridges concert. Did he miss me that much that he needed an article of my clothing near him while I was away?  Or was he being a rascal and getting back at me for leaving him alone for so many hours?  


Whatever his motive, I was happy to have my scarf back.  And just to show him I was not sore at him for stealing my scarf, I let him borrow it.  

7 comments:

Carrie Rosalind said...

Ha! So cute! Your dogs are adorable and so is your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine and for being my 100th follower! :)

PS: My dog Marcus has his own couch, too!

Liz Berry Wagner said...

Carrie - Wow - 100th follower! Very cool! Now that I know about your blog, I will stop by more often to read your stories. Glad to hear your dog also has a couch of his own. I want to get a new couch so badly but I know Henry will miss his old couch so I keep it. The things we do for love......

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dive said...

What a beautiful expression he has in that last photo. How can anyone not want to hug and love him (and forgive his scarf collecting)?

Liz Berry Wagner said...

Yes, Henry is a beauty and I do hug him so much I am sure he must get sick of it....as far as forgiveness goes - well, let's just say it takes me all of 3 seconds to get over anything when I look into those big brown eyes...my boys rule this mom's heart.

Susan Campisi said...

I love scarves too and lost my favorite one a few years ago. Unfortunately mine never showed up. I was sad for weeks. You must've been so happy to find yours in Henry's couch! I can see why he stole it: he looks fantastic snuggled up against it.

Liz Berry Wagner said...

Hi Sue - yes, scarves are great. I actually just thinned out my scarf collection - giving some to charity - as I do every 6 months or so with clothes and shoes. Sorry you lost one of your favorites. I was lucky. and yes, Henry does look lovely in the scarf as well and he did not seem to want to give it back!