A danged dog’s life…

Dogs have always been a cherished part of my family. In searching through old photos, I laugh when I find writing scrawled on the back, listing not the human’s name, but the dog’s.

Gramp Ferry had a dog. Used it to hunt rattlers in Arizona. His name was “Tootsy.” What a sweet name for a snake killer.

Gramp Blaine had a dog, don’t know his name, but how about something like “King” or “Brutus?”

Okay, I know he was short, but this dog is also enormous…

Now, we have two dogs, Bella and Maggie. Bella came into our life late – we adopted her when she was nine. With our old girl, Maggie (she’s ten), our family’s complete. You couldn’t get two more opposite creatures. When I look at Bella, I can tell she’s thinking, “love” as in, “I love you, I love to eat, I love to play soccer. Would you love to play soccer with me?”

And when I look at Maggie I hear, “You want me to do what with what? There better be a biscuit involved, because if there’s not you can count me out. And that stick? Go fetch it yourself. I’ve better things to do.”

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4 thoughts on “A danged dog’s life…

  1. Karen Sturtevant

    If you ever need a dog sitter, I’m available! 


  2. You betcha I will, Karen… they are two sweet girls!

  3. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    I love how you’ve gotten into your dogs’ minds–capturing their personalities through their conversations :o)
    Another great little story! Perfect length, and made more interesting yet with the photos.

    • Wish I could take credit for the photos -alas I cannot. My husband snapped the girls in their favorite poses. Bella’s a love and Maggie is SO stubborn! Thanks for visiting and thanks for the wonderful comment, Teresa.

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