You’ve Got a Friend

posted by Sharon July 21, 2015 16 Comments
Huntley Kansas

You just call out my name,
and you know wherever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
all you got to do is call
and I’ll be there,
You’ve got a friend.
— Carole King

We met Huntley our granddog this spring when he was just 5 months old. One sunny morning we visited the dog park in Kansas City. Huntley made so many new friends!

Huntley sandwich.

Bon jour, Frenchie.

The large lake is a popular feature of the park.

His “person” told me this working dog has appointed himself an important job. He is guardian of the stick. He is friendly, but he takes this responsibility seriously.

Follow the leader, so fun.

Isn’t she lovely?

Still working . . .

Stately, even when soaking wet.

Still working . . . (I fell in love with this guy) . . .

Terrier fur. Spending the morning with this little bundle of goodwill showed me how fun it can be to make new friends. No matter the age, size, color, shape, personality of those approaching, Huntley anticipates and enjoys a meet-and-greet. What a great idea for us people, too, right?!

A few months later, Huntley traveled to California to visit us. He made friends here, too. When we ventured to a local lake, he met this little girl with an oxygen tank in her tiny backpack. She and her mother are from Russia and spoke no English. But no words were needed; Huntley made her smile and laugh.

How about you? Have you made any new friends lately? Huntley’s a great role model. I’m hoping he visits us again soon!

Linking up with Little Things Thursday and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where my song choice is “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King.

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16 Comments

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin July 21, 2015 at 4:24 am

What a cute pup! Looks like a great dog park!

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elizabethfstewart July 21, 2015 at 5:54 am

I love seeing what song lyrics and photos you’ve come up with!

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Carol B. July 21, 2015 at 10:27 am

What a cute little friends. I bet it gives the best kisses…………………

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Jackie July 21, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Great combinations of photos and song!

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Tom The Backroads Traveller July 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

I guess so!

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Karen July 21, 2015 at 5:16 pm

What a cutie! I cannot imagine being without one /two and now even three dogs.

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Molly July 21, 2015 at 11:02 pm

What an adorable little fellow

Mollyxxx

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Kathy July 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Just call out my name….yep, that’s all you need to get the attention of life’s perfect furry companion. I’ve got two myself. But only one really listens! haha. Thanks for sharing at Song-ography!

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Em @ snowingindoors July 23, 2015 at 5:47 am

What a gorgeous dog, and such a fantastic park for walking him in, I can see why the lake would be a big hit!

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image-in-ing July 23, 2015 at 10:58 am

I miss having a dog… but my hubby has threatened divorce if I get another.
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Mitzi July 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm

What a wonderful little pup and how awesome he was able to make new friends at the dog park. Dog parks are such amazing concepts. Beautiful photos of his adventures.

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Cathy July 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

What a delightful post!! I’ll be humming Corole Kings song all day!!! Thanks for brightening day!

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Anna J July 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Huntley’s such a cutie! It’s great that he made new friends 🙂 The park looks so nice, too!

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Kim Cunningham July 24, 2015 at 4:04 pm

What a sweet little pup! I adore cutesy ones like that.

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Catherine July 25, 2015 at 8:05 am

What an adorable pup and a wonderful little role model for us all! 🙂

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Claudia July 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Look at both your smiling faces! How wonderful is that. You are so right, Huntley is a great role model. I loved seeing all the different breeds – awesome. Thanks for sharing the good mood, openness and smiles, Sharon.

p.s. I really got to get back into Song-ography, I miss it.

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