Monday, October 25, 2021

Conversations With Faith


Faith: Who's that pretty dog?

Me: Her name is Lilli and she lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Faith: That's very far away, isn't it?

Me: Yes, it is.

Faith: What breed of dog is she?

Me: She's an English cocker spaniel. 

Faith: Are they hunting dogs?

Me: Yes, they were bred to hunt the Eurasian woodcock, which lives in England.

Faith: Phew, that's a lot to absorb. So do we have an American version of the cocker spaniel?

Me: Yes, we do. Our American cocker spaniel looks different, smaller than the English, and was bred to be a family pet. The American cocker has less prey drive than the English version.

Faith: Do I have any prey drive?

Me: You sure do, you're always chasing rabbits and ravens, even though they always outmaneuver you.

Faith: Let's change the subject. What's that under Lilli's head?

Me: Looks like some sort of pillow. 

Faith: So dogs in Denmark get pillows?

Me: Lilli has one, maybe it belongs to her mommy. 

Faith: But you don't know. 

Me: No.

Faith: You better stop writing about things you don't know or you may get in trouble.

Me: Maybe if you stopped asking so many questions.

Faith: Can I have a pillow?

Me: Why? You have your very own soft blankie. You have three or four very soft blankies, actually. I think that's enough.

Faith: You are right, I think I would get a crick in my neck if I had a pillow. 

Faith to herself: Bred this way, bred that way, it's criminal how they play around with us dogs. Some breeds are so fancy and full of themselves even though they are absolutely useless, all they do is get cuddled by their owers. I'm sure they all have pillows to put their heads on. 

Breed one this way, another that way, if humans aren't careful, they may breed a MONSTER dog by mistake. 

Me: Did you say something?

Faith: No, mommy. Good night.

Me: Good night, sweet dog of mine. Love you.

Faith: Love you too.


  1. Hi Faith - I'd keep your thoughts to yourself ... Halloween is coming up - and strange things happen around that time. Just enjoy being with Mummy ... with or without a pillow - cheers Hilary

  2. Ha ha Faith, You may have a point about humans that keep breeding dogs for certain traits. Not nice to mess with Mother nature:)

  3. I am not a fan of humnans breeding dogs for certain things. i say let God do the breeding traits, like food things humnans try to make better and we end up with tomatoes that last weeks and tast horrid and have leather skins. that said your breed is pawfect in our book and love you like you are... black and beautiful, sweet and kind. the dog you showed us is adorable

  4. Tell Faith that I couldn't agree more (with both the breeding thing and the crick in the neck thing!!) Nap time,

  5. Don't give up on the pillow quest just yet. You might just like it. Don't mention I said this though.

  6. Yeah, maybe there's a pillow in your future to try.

  7. Faith, get Mommy's pillow and see if you like it! Mommy might not like it being borrowed but she'll get over it, one look from your eyes and she will be ordering you the best feather pillow on Amazon!

  8. Hello, Faith
    Your blankets look comfy, maybe you do not need a pillow. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  9. You are so right about breeding, Faith! And I had no idea about these large English cocker spaniels! Lili does look so much bigger than the ones I see.

  10. Well,YOU are certainly NOT a monster breed. We luvya bunches too Faith.

  11. You have the most interesting conversations with Faith. :)

  12. Faith, all you have to do is fold one of your soft blanket and make it into a pillow. I've even folded a blanket and used it as a pillow and it was very comfortable. Go ahead and try it.

    I'm with you on people should not mess up with breeding made to order dogs. It's just not right... They should let the dogs decide on their own.

    Sweet dreams Faith.

    Hugs, Julia

  13. What a sweet chat with Faith. She's absolutely right about the breeding, and she looks adorable in bed.


  14. omygosh!
    I smiled. and then laughed. and then cringed.
    and then fell in love all over again with Faith. she's a wise dog.
    I had a very small cocker. she was a rescue. she probably had been from a puppy farm.
    her name was Sarah and I loved her very much.
    sleep well little Faith. with or without a pillow! you're the sweetest girl! XO

  15. Ahh, love these conversations and I always learn something also. We had a cocker spaniel when I was a kid. We couldn't keep her in the yard. She could climb over a chain link fence and be on her way bugging all the neighbors. I think (wish I could remember)...her name was Sugar.


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