What does it say about me that I blog about my pets before even mentioning my husband or religion? It says that I am fiddling with Blogger, learning how to upload images, and this one was handy.
This, is Jakob, my Norwegian Elkhound. The name is, of course, pronounced "Ya-kob" because he is Norwegian. I have had elkhounds all of my life.
No, seriously. My parents had one when I was born and they are on their third. Jakob is my first. I love this breed; they're very people oriented and mellow. They shed like crazy and have no respect for conservation of mass, but I'm used to that.
In the foreground of this photo you will notice the remains of a chew toy shaped like a postal worker. What, you ask, is this doing in the home of a couple of devout, law abiding Latter-day Saints? Well, I did look for one that was more appropriate, but no one stocked any shaped like nineteen year old boys in white shirts with nametags.