With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Rock Collector

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rock Collector

I have many things that interest me and a few things that I collect because they bring me joy.  Rocks are not one of them.  But, we do have a rock collector in the house.  Albeit, an unlikely collector.  I found this on the floor the other day.
  No one noticed that Raider picked it up on his walk. I don't know what criteria he uses in determining his selection, but he often carries rocks home from his daily walks.
As you can see he was having a great time with his new rock.  He doesn't chew on it but rather paws at it, bats it around and wrestles with it.
I have never known a dog with such personality and playful, quirky ways as Raider.
The other day I hauled out a huge container of stuffed animals that belonged to Abbey.  How excited he was to tug out many favorites.  I am sure he was planning on adding them to his own brimming basket of lovies.  As I was sorting, I would toss one out of the container and he would grab it and toss it back in.
Chores are so much more enjoyable having Raider help!
 Oh, how dull my days would be without the antics of my puppy dog!
Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!

35 comments:

Leslie said...

i sure can appreciate Raiders love of rocks...my son picks them up and takes them wherever he goes. they are always banging around in my dryer, or falling out of his pockets.

Maggie Ann said...

Your Raider is so cute! I'm sure he gives you many smiles.

Dishesdone said...

He is adorable! What a funny and fun pup :) We have a little beagle who also loves rocks. Has the best time barking and playing with them. Such goofy dogs!

Nancy's Notes said...

Aww...your little Raider is just adorable and so personable!

Mildred said...

Raider and my husband would be buddies! John loves rocks! Raider looks so handsome and he if so full of life! This was a precious post!

NanaDiana said...

What a darling pup! My husband collects rocks too...and he is not nearly as cute!>) (ps..don't tell him I said that)...Hugs- Diana

Susan said...

Oh Lord, LDH, your Raider is a "lovie" himself. What an absolutely darling doggie. Just an adorable post. Susan

Traci said...

Raider is adorable!

Ann said...

How cute is that? Love the pictures of Raider with his rock. He looks like he's really enjoying it. Glad to know he has a hobby that keeps him occupied :) I feel the same way about Duke and his antics, life would be dull without them.

podso said...

He must think it's a bone? What cute pictures and collage!

tales from an oc cottage said...

How funny!

m ^..^

Mary said...

Omigosh, he is SO adorable!!! Do you think he'd like to come visit and help me with MY chores? lol

Mary said...

What personality Raider has, I so LOVE this~ and how hilarious that he brings home rocks... one of mine brings in pieces of mulch! My day would be dull without my dogs too :-)

Snap said...

Raider is a real doll! Isn't it amazing how much joy our furbabies bring to us. My cats like to help with the chores, too! :D :D

EG Wow said...

Raider has personality! I like a dog that thinks creatively. :)

eileeninmd said...

Raider is so cute and a fun dog. Great photos and mosaic.

A Garden of Threads said...

He is sooo cute. Wonderful photos of him playing.

Laurie said...

Raider really does have quite the personality and I so enjoy reading about his latest antics. He is very photogenic, too! It is easy to see how he makes your days so fun!

Genie said...

Your Schnauzer looks like he has a larger brain than our. Sadly, our loving Jack is mentally and developmentally challenged. My husband and I adore your mosaic. We are going to show it to our Jack and see if maybe it will help him get his act together, finally.

Genie @ Buttons for Baga

Vee said...

He is adorable and I'm glad that he doesn't chew his rock...some pups do. Glad, too, that he is such good company for you.

Heather said...

Ha he is so cute!! Great pictures I love your photography I am still using my held together with tape camera I am hoping by xmas I will have a new one, it just is not working as well since Anna dropped it in her french toast lol...I posted a picture of me with my dogs today also!! ~Love Heather

Julie Harward said...

Well he is so smart! He most likely thinks it is food! I love dogs with personality like this..does he talk too? Really a beautiful dog! :D

Maggie Ann said...

The same thing happened to me with 'Laura's' book. Someone else is waiting for it and it can't be renewed. In a way, I'm relieved. I hate to have to feel pressured, takes away some of the relaxation.

Traci said...

What a little personality! He's beyond cute! May I ask where you got your mosaic template (3x3) -or did you make it in PS?

Bernie said...

How gorgeous! My eldest son used to collect rocks when he was a little boy ... he found them absolutely fascinating! Raider seems to find this one endlessly entertaining!

Suzy said...

At least he enjoys cheap entertainment!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Well - obviously he must have found one of the old "pet" rocks from the '60s. lol He's so adorable.
:) Nancy

crochet lady said...

Dogs have such personaltiy. That's so funny that he carries rocks home. You'd think that would get a little heavy in his mouth.

Raider seems like a fun loving pup and a great friend I am sure.

Meri said...

What a great gift for you to have a companion that provides so much joy -- what a gift for Raider to be able to find play wherever he looks. We should all take a page from his play book.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh goodness! How cute is that??? I love the photos that you took of Raider...enjoying his discovered treasure! And to think that he helps pick up toys when he is done...amazing :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

marie said...

Raider ~ you are such a sweet pup! I don't know how your dear owner gets anything done...if I were her I'd want to play with you all day long!

LDH ~ A dog rock collector is a first for me and I just laughed right out loud when I read this post! Too funny!

Can you just imagine your Raider and Ann's Duke together!? What a hoot that would be!

Hugs to you both!!

Mama Zen said...

These are just precious!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Raider is so charming and photogenic! He must like to play and rocks are tempting objects just waiting to be used. :)

A Gracious Home said...

I love the pictures of your dog. I have had my granddog this week. Dogs are so special. Doylene

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

One of my dear neighbors had a dog just like yours and his name was Radar! We all marveled at how much personality he had and he seemed almost human. When they moved we missed the whole family and especially Radar. We often requested updates on this little guy. Your puppy looks equally special...it must come with the name. Please keep us updated on his rocky toys and tricks!

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