Well, Jodie and I look nothing alike. She is a short, stocky blonde with brown eyes, and I'm a tall, lanky brunette with blue eyes.
Here's my adorable girl with one of the UD mascots at a recent 5K, with me off to the left:
We may not look alike, but as far as internal clocks go, we're a match made in heaven.
Jodie and I are morning people.
We're both ready to go at 5:45 every day. I love taking her for early-morning walks when the world is still quiet and we have the neighborhood pretty much to ourselves.
When we're at the cottage, Jodie and I go out to the beach as soon as we get up. We've seen lots of sunrises, but last weekend, I realized just how dark it's gotten at 6:00 a.m. Our cottage is about 250 yards from the beach, and the street to get out to the beach is lit.
But the beach is dark. Really dark.
I took a flashlight with me when we went out, so I could see where I was going...and make sure I didn't step on any horseshoe crab carcasses.
Jodie is off-leash when we're on the beach, but I always know where she is because her tags jingle as she trots from one great smell to another.
I probably wouldn't go out to the beach on my own at 6:00 a.m. in the dark, but Jodie is a great excuse to do it. And it's fun having a companion on my early-morning adventures.
Jodie and I are pretty much alike at night too. By 8:00, she's sacked out.
We had kept her up past her bedtime. I can relate to that.
Jodie is a great pal at the beach:
I can't imagine life without this dog that someone else didn't want....