Thursday, June 26, 2008

Anna: Dogs' best friend

By K.J. Cardinal

Anna's first real interaction with a dog (other than several of her dad's friends) came yesterday afternoon when Uncle Matt and Bauer paid us a visit up at Perkins Pond.

At first, Anna was very inquisitive and rather mesmerized by Bauer. She wouldn't taker her eyes off him as he sauntered in and out of the water. When he started to play fetch with Uncle Matt, she was definitely locked in.

With Anna's interest piqued, I decided that it would be OK to let her play with Bauer a little. I swear that Bauer doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body, so I wasn't worried for a second about how he would treat Anna.

It was definitely the highlight of a what turned out to be a gorgeous day for me. Anna would get excited every time Bauer came near and she would pat him (sometimes rather vigorously) and Bauer just let it roll off his back. As you can see (right and below) Bauer planted a big wet one on Anna and the two soon became best friends.

Thanks Uncle Matt for bringing Bauer up to visit us. Anna has a new best friend.


  1. Thanks for having us up to your vacation spot on Perkins Pond! So nice to hang out with the Cardinal family!! Love the Bauer story and pictures and the new banner with Natalie!!
    Love you all!!

  2. It was an awesome time, those pictures are great. Thanks again to you all for having me up. It was really fun to see Bauer with the kids. He had a blast in the water, he was exhausted. Didn't wake up until 8:30am. - Matt