October 26, 2016

Sid the Dog: His goofiness is a cure to election year negativity!

My Husky-mix Sid.

One 67-pound canine goofball of very large paws and lots of fur.

And don't forget those crazy light blue eyes!

It's hard to imagine Sid was found by an animal control officer as a stray, wearing a red collar but no identification or chip.  Never claimed by his owner.  We are so lucky to have found Sid at the county animal shelter in Pinole.  We fell in love at first sight.  Sid came right up to my husband Jim and me as were sitting in the "get acquainted" room at the shelter.  Sid put his head on my leg and looked at me with  "please adopt me" eyes.  Precious.  Sid is a wonderful Canine Companion to Jim and me, and very bonded with his fur sister Chow-mix Lexi.  As Jim says, Sid and Lexi are two unlikely peas in a pod.


Sid is a spectacular dog that puts a smile on our faces each day.  Take a look for yourself ...

Sid is sound asleep in the guest bedroom, chillin' under the ceiling fan.
Comfortable Sid?

Relaxing in the evening and airin' it out with a nap on the Great Room floor.

No, Sid is not in jail.
We keep a hand truck parked on the patio, against the house under our 2nd story veranda.
Sid likes to wedge himself along side it, and rest his chin on the hand cart's bars.
He so looks like he is in jail!
He usually lays his head on the patio after resting on the bar, and goes to sleep.

And here is Sid just a tad bit excited (notice the paws on the kitchen counter, top right corner) about his Grass Fed Ground Beef Slider Dinner for his 5th Birthday.
Also in his bowl:  brown basmati rice, pumpkin, plain yogurt.  Yum!

And a Happy 5th Birthday Cake, too.

When Sid sleeps, and can really sleep soundly.  As in dead to the world.
Who could resist this face?

Yep, Sid likes to garden.
Here he is thanking his Daddy for doing such a great job rototilling the garden spot.
"Feels just right, Daddy!  Thanks for the new lounging spot!"

Thanks for adopting us Sid and being a Wonderful and Faithful Canine Companion.  We love you.

Mary Rae Fouts


  1. Sid is big! Looks like a great doggie. Maybe he should run as a write in President candidate?

    1. Don't think Sid would care for Washington DC. With his dense fur coat, it would be too hot and humid in the summer, and just too much "hot air" overall. :)

  2. Sounds like you like to garden. What type of tiller is that, and do you like it? The tillers Ive rented are pieces of crap most times. Thx

    1. It is a Honda GS25 Rototiller with a 4 stroke engine. Easy to use and works really well. The 4 stroke engine is powerful enough to break up our tough clay soil, the small size is handy for getting into smaller areas.

  3. Love the Jail photo!

  4. I wish I ate as good as your dogs.

  5. Replies
    1. Grass Fed Ground Beef. Form into patties, top with a few fresh herbs (I used basil for these). Bake in oven until desired doneness, top with Swiss cheese and remove from oven just as cheese softens. I used fresh slider bakery buns, olive oil mayo on one side and Dijon mustard on the other. For humans, add additional toppings of your choice.

      These sliders were larger than many "normal" sliders. 2 pounds of Grass Fed Ground Beef make 12 sliders.

  6. The best dogs are rescue dogs. Glad Sid found you guys


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