You know, I'd love to give those boys a big ol' kiss each, but I don't know who'd be the most embarrassed of the three of us.
Ed. Definitely Ed. He'd get real red and start stammering, but secretly he'd be very flattered. Hank wouldn't mind at all.
Ed is MY hero, too!!!!
And if he and Hank and Billthedog were here I'd bake a lot of pie and have a nice juicy meaty bone....
Many many hugs!!!! (was starting to worry about you folks)
P.S. That's Orion, our late Rescue Chow in the Icon -- guess we were HIS heroes back in 2001....
Me & my ex rescued a black chow back in '95... Bucky. He was a goodun!
Orion was beautiful!
And if we were there we'd eat all of your pie and then sit up and beg for more.
Hank's hoping things quiet down some this year so he can write about him and Ed more.
Many hugs to you too!!!
AW I am so glad Ed rescued Billthedog. If people don't know how to treat animals right they shouldn't have them. I watch Animal Precinct on Animal planet and it sickens me to hear all the stories of animal cruelty.
How anyone can treat an animal that way is beyond me.
yeah Ed is my hero too!
I agree wholeheartedly, if people don't treat animals right they shouldn't have them. And yeah, I just don't understand how some people can treat animals so badly either.
And I'll tell Ed you appreciate what he did. (He'll turn all red and it'll be fun to watch.)
I bet Hank will love seeing Ed turn all red. Then they can do stuff together that will have him turning even redder :D
2010-01-04 10:59 pm (UTC)
Another Vote for Ed
He's the best. And he knows just how important it is to be free and shed the chains that are keeping you miserable, don't he. I gotta believe Hank woulda done the same if Ed hadn't beat him to it, though. I hope Billthedog gets in good with the others and joins them in the house; he deserves to live in a house and cuddle. Maybe he'll never get there, but it's pretty amazing how resilient dogs (and men) can be, even in the face of cruelty and neglect.
After Betty's initial description of how wild Billthedog was and how he tried to bite her (and Betty knows how to handle dogs) Hank's not sure he could have managed to do what Ed did, or if he would have worked up the nerve to try, but he hopes he would have figured something out. The good news is Billthedog's doing very well overall, although with a few steps backwards every now and again. And yeah, it's definitely amazing how resilient both dogs and people can be in the face of cruelty and neglect.
But we wouldn't have him any other way.
S'funny: My sis and I were just talking today about our neighbor's dog... who lives in a pen in the back yard. Yes, he has a house... but it's gonna be in the teens tonight in Alabama. I'm gonna go check and make sure he's OK... or bring him inside for tonight -- and tomorrow, when the snow arrives!
Hank wouldn't have Ed any other way either. And that was really nice of you to look after your neighbor's dog when it was going to get so cold. (In the teens in Alabama? That must be pretty unusual. Brrrr!)
I'm so glad that they rescued billthedog. Unfortunately there are to many people that are cruel to their pets. Hope you had a great Holiday season and best wishes for a Happy New Year!
Hank sure is glad Ed rescued billthedog too. I hope you enjoyed your holidays as well. And best wishes for a Happy New Year to you too!
AliceTheDog nominates Ed for Hero of the year (that's Alice to the left).
Good to see the boys back! :)
Thanks AliceTheDog! Hank seconds the nomination.
P.S. AliceTheDog is definitely adorable!
*Cheers* from dogs all over the world! especially those who are otherwise too sad to look pretty at the end of a leash (whatever its lenght). E&H begin their year beautifully. A dog cookie, dropped casually and sideways without looking him in the eye, to Billthedog from us all.
Thanks for the cheers! Ed appreciates it even though he'd never admit it.) And Billthedog definitely liked the dog cookie. We gave one to the Edthedog and Hankthedog too, just to keep the peace... :=)
I really love Ed and Hank. I kick myself sometimes for being so dumb as not to read this from the word go.
It is such a terrific story, once of the best really and you just have to love Ed to bits in this chaper for saving Billthedog.
Hope all is well with you and have a good 2010.
Well, Hank doesn't think you were dumb for not reading from the beginning, but he's very happy that you're reading now. And yeah, Hank loves Ed to bits for saving Billthedog too.
Hope you have a happy new year as well!
I used to raise and show Rottweilers and that picture looks like Billthedog. A proper Rottweiler temperment is smart and accessing and loving.
What a great Christmas was had by all - human and animal!
Thank you for this and may 2010 bring more Ed and Hank adventures!
Rottweilers are beautiful dogs. And Billthedog does look like a Rottweiler from a distance, but up close he's got a pointier nose and longer hair. So we're thinking he might be a mix, but he sure must be part Rottweiler. And he's definitely smart and well on his way to being loving (Especially with Ed, he pretty much only has eyes for Ed.)
Hope you have a great new year too! (And Hank is hoping to be able to write more often in 2010 and catch up some.)
"Ed... yer my hero..." too. Glad to see you back. Thank you for sharing. Martha