Worth The Effort

by Houndstooth on

This weekend, we’ll be celebrating a birthday for a certain pointy eared dog at our house.  I had no idea how Morgan would change our lives when she first came to live with us, but I can say that I’m happy we’ve had the experience.  She has definitely been the most challenging dog that either of us have ever dealt with, but I think that she’s been worth the effort.

You Shouldn't Have -- Tales and Tails

You Shouldn’t Have

One thing about Morgan is that you always know where you stand with her.  She has two people that she cares deeply about, and that would be Mr. Taleteller and me.  She has a very peculiar relationship with Bunny.  We and Bunny do not agree with each other in the house, but if anyone outside her small circle of trust bothers Bunny in any way, she can summon her inner Cujo in milliseconds.  I’m not certain why she’s so fixated on Bunny, but there’s no mistaking that she is.

If Morgan likes you, you are in the small minority.  I’ve seen people spend quite a bit of time to try to make friends with her, but she’s not having any of it.  There are some people that she’s okay with, but the people that she doesn’t like know it.  There’s no beating around the bush about it.  She’s not shy about expressing her feelings, and I have to say that I admire that about her.

The Elegant Shepherd -- Tales and Tails

The Elegant Shepherd

In a world where so many people say one thing with their words, but say something else with their actions, it’s a relief to live with a dog that gives you the unvarnished truth.  I struggle with a lot of things in my relationship with Morgan, but one thing that is constant is that she loves us.  She has taught us a lot of life lessons in her time with us and some of them might surprise you.

  • All rabbits are untrustworthy, and probably only want to take you out.
  • Always check to be sure your loved ones are right behind you.
  • Using your senses is a lot of fun.
  • Timmy falls down the well all the time, it’s best to check every time you go out.
  • Every minute you spend with someone you love is a good minute.

We are happy to celebrate Morgan’s ninth birthday this weekend.  It hasn’t always been easy, but I can definitely say that having her here has been worth it.  We still have a lot to learn from her and she still has a lot of love to give.  Even though she leads a quieter life now, I hope that it’s a happy one.   She’s still working on us, making us better humans, and we’re lucky to have her guidance.

Morgan Surveys the World -- Tales and Tails

Morgan Surveys the World

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  • Sue Dyer

    Happy 9th Birthday Morgan.

    She sure is a beautiful girl and lucky to have you to take care of her. Sue Polly & Honey.

  • SGilbert

    Happy Birthday Morgan! You are a beautiful girl. Morgan it is OK I don’t think you would allow anyone to harm your family.

  • Biggy/Allies Mom

    Morgan I’m so glad that I have had the honor of meeting you a few time. Have a happy birthday!!!!

  • Vicky

    Happy Birthday, Morgan! She’s beautiful. Sometimes the ones that take the most energy are the ones we cherish the most.

  • Trisha L.

    Happy Birthday Morgan❤🎈🎂🐶🎂🎈❤
    Enjoy your special day!!

  • ShineJake

    Happy belated Birthday, Morgan! I hope you had a wonderful time with your family during your special day!