It's only been four months since my Lucy left us but... I miss her smile. She was always the first to greet me when I came home. And, I realize it now more than ever that she ruled the roost. Sable and Joe have struggled with that hierarchy thing since Lucy's death. I regret that I didn't get a digital camera till Lucy was almost 7 months old because I don't have many pictures of her puppy days.
I went to pick up my father in June of 2007 and was surprised that he had a puppy. He, like I have said in recent months, said no more dogs after his Dalmatian had died. Joe was dropped off/abandoned. My Dad found him tied with a string to the handle on his garage door.
So this is how I hauled the little booger back to Texas for a visit. I doubt if I could get Joe's long legs in a storage container now.
Even then Joe liked my bed. Actually, I was just trying to keep him from Lucy and Sable at the time. I remember several sleepless nights during that visit. They were all crying and howling for one another. At any rate, Joe proved a lot of company for Dad the next 3 or more years before they would finally come live with me.
I'm afraid Sable and Joe have been neglected lately. I have had this cold-sinus-bronchitis thing now for three weeks. It was a great holiday. The only consolation is with the cooler weather they get to ride with me when I run errands. They love the fresh air and it doesn't seem to matter how cold.
Sable has let Joe take Lucy's spot next to the window.
I don't think she minds because she likes to keep her eye on the road.