Four Is Five

Ryder, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Kerhonkson, NY, 7/27/13

Ryder, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Kerhonkson, NY, 7/27/13

I’ve read that a dog who sleeps on his back, with his belly exposed, feels secure in his environment, unworried about attack.

Ryder is my fourth Labrador Retriever and since arriving as an eight-week-old puppy (to Leo‘s initial dismay), has done lots of deep sleep, mostly on the sofa (but sometimes on the floor or the ground), with his belly pointing to the ceiling, legs flung away from his middle. He is safe here with us, subject only to predators who want to kiss and tickle and generally annoy the dog.

Happy fifth birthday, PiePie.

Ryder, NYC, 9/2/13

Ryder, NYC, 3/28/13

Ryder and Leo, Stone Ridge, NY, 2/20/10

Ryder and Leo, Stone Ridge, NY, 2/20/10

Ryder, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 7/27/11

Ryder, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 7/27/11

Ryder and Rasheed, Tivoli, NY, Summer 2009

Ryder and Rasheed, Tivoli, NY, Summer 2009

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5 Responses to Four Is Five

  1. PhotoCory says:

    Happy healthy birthday!
    Dogs are beautiful, kind souls in furry bodies. They are intelligent and love us unconditionally 🙂
    I have a doggie too, and she is also sleeping with the belly up. It’s adorable 🙂

  2. andrew says:

    i thought he had feet on his back…happy birthday ryder. we are looking forward to celebrating with you in a couple of weeks.

  3. bea says:

    Happy Birthday Ryder! You are such a handsome model!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Happy Birthday to Ryder!!!! I miss him.

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