52 Week Photo Challenge - Week 5

This week's randomly drawn theme was - DOGS. I'm pretty proud to be completing the #candidchallenge before the very last day and happy that Dogs is the theme.  In fact, I couldn't be happier! If you know me, you know how much I love my Lola. And my Lola loves….well…she loves her babies. That's what we call her toys. She has a whole basket full of squeaker stuffed animals as a matter of fact. But there is one, very special baby, that gets most of her love.

This beaten down bear has been around for over a year. He's survived snowstorms, a turn in the washing machine and dryer (if you ask me he could use a few more turns!), a couple puncture wounds to the chest, and numerous nights outside when he was accidentally left behind.  Here's a little closeup for you.

I don't know why this guy is the lucky one she has chosen to toss around, roll on top of, and fetch over and over again. 

Mr. Bear getting squished joyfully beneath her during an afternoon roll

Mr. Bear getting squished joyfully beneath her during an afternoon roll

Some day this bear is going to have to go on a "vacation" and never come back.  And when he does, she'll have plenty of others to play with.  But for now, I'll just keep throwing him across the room so she can proudly retrieve him; squeaking him over and over with glee.  

Lola's basket of toys. 

Lola's basket of toys.