Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday - They Call It Puppy Love Edition


The top 10 weekly meme used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish they  handed over the reins to That Artsy Reader Girl who can be found HERE.  Each week she will focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading.

This week is a Valentine's Day/Love freebie so to celebrate my They Call It Puppy Love Challenge, I'm sharing five things I love about both Cassius and Apollo.

Five Things I Love About Cassius!
Can you believe he was ever this small?
  • I love the way he looks at me.  Seriously, he has such deep chocolate brown eyes and I can see the love in them when he looks my way.
  • I love his stripes.  Before my Dad passed away, he would always ask me and Mr. Barb when were going to get a "tiger striped boxer" so now I can't look at Cass without thinking about Dad.
  • I love how he will clean his brother's ears when we aren't looking.  I know he loves Apollo even though he gets on his nerves sometimes.
  • I love how lovable he is!  Just ask his girlfriend - he lights up, starts wiggling his butt and jumps in excitement whenever he sees Emma.  
  • I love how he cuddles.  He will lay beside me on the couch when I read and often climbs in bed and cuddles before Mr. Mike comes up for the night.  He also had a large bed beside my side of the bed so I can always reach down and touch him during the night (and cover him up with his blanket but that's another story).

Five Things I Love About Apollo

  • I love how fearless he is.  Of course, this also means at least five times a day I ask him what's in his mouth.  Has to be my most-used phrase each week.
  • I love his energy.  He's always so excited about everything.
  • I love how he meets his Dad on the sidewalk when he comes home because he has to carry his car keys into the house.  He literally gets angry if I'm not watching the door for Mr. Mike around 3:15pm each day.
  • I love the velvet fur on top of his head and how if I rub it his eyes start getting heavy.
  • I love how he runs so freely in the backyard and climbs on the picnic table and eats snow when it's falling and digs holes everywhere.
And since it's Valentine's Day week, I can't go without saying how much we love and miss Booker T.  He lives on every day in our hearts and on this blog.


  1. Awwww, I love this post so very much. ♥

  2. What wonderful dogs you have. :) Thank you for telling us about them.

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  3. Both your dogs are so cute! :D

  4. Awww...this is a cute post! Love seeing your dogs!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. Oh my gosh look how little he was! Cute!! I love how you did this. :)

  6. The puppy photos. 😍😍😍

    Booker T. 😍😍😍

  7. Love this post, Barb. I want to come over and give your dogs a big hug😁

  8. Aww, that's wonderful! This post made me want to watch the movie Hachiko all over again
    ~ Lex (lexlingua.co)

  9. Such a great post!! Your two dogs are so cute!!! :) And of course Booker T was adorable as well! :)

  10. Oh my gosh, those puppy pictures are adorable! I love this top 10 list!

  11. I'm getting all emotional now! *wipes away tears* What a lovely post about your precious boys. How tiny is Cass in that photo! So cute! And I agree about the wonderful stripes-his colouring is beautiful. I love that puppy pic of Apollo as well. I always enjoy hearing your stories about your boys.

    I'm sure Booker T is watching and wagging his tail in approval!

  12. OMG his lil' wrinkle face. I love it so much. Best Valentine's Day post!