I've said it before: I never would have thought I would have had three big ass dogs in my home.
But Lucy, my first and a Golden Retriever stole my heart and naturally I felt she needed a companion. So about 6 or 7 months after Lucy's arrival I got Sable my lab mix. Lucy took her and showed her the ropes as if her very own. I can't say they were affectionate towards one another but they were inseparable. They loved to ride and loved the water more. We had so many fun trips to the dog park.
Then in 2012 as my Father needed more physical help he came to live with me and along with him his mutt Joe. My girls did not take likely to Joe. Joe was a people and dog person. He was very social where as my girls showed little interest in other people or dogs. But soon they seem to mesh together as a family. The amount of joy they provided was immeasurable. Sadly, these canine relationships have been the longest that I have enjoyed in my life other than family. So I feel as though I have milked this blog as long as I can sharing my memories of my sweet babies.
I hope as I get closer to retirement to adopt me a couple of dogs again. Then maybe a new chapter for the blog. But till then, I will enjoy my memories and the 1000's of photos of my babies. I appreciate the few who have shared this journey. I am not, nor have I ever been good at networking, so comments and blog buddies have been few. Nevertheless, I've enjoyed this effort.
I hope you have a safe and healthy new year full of joy!
Now that cooler weather is here in southeast Texas, I miss taking my babies with me when running errands. It always gave me a little thrill to see them in my car as I approached from whatever I had been doing.
When there were three. Those were the good ole days. How did I manage three big pooches and have my elderly Father live with me for 2.5 of those years? Now,I wondered what I do with my time? I seem to get nothing accomplished.
As much as I have missed my babies with each passing, I am glad that they weren't with me during tropical storm Harvey. They would have all had a terrible case of cabin fever as I did. So many pets up for adoption now in the Houston area. I am trying to resist the temptation for now. But I know there has to be a couple of precious pooches in my future.
Four years ago today, I lost my sweet Lucy. I called her sweet because, like most Goldens, she always had a smile and Lucy, well, because of the red hair. I still miss her and all that hair all over the house. She was the most affectionate of the three.
All my babies loved to ride. It must be a sense of adventure for them plus it takes the wear and tear off their legs. I miss taking them to the park and for a Sunday ride. I enjoyed taking them with me on errands on the few cool days we would have during the winter months.
I have Spike, Sable's 14 year old brother, with me for a week or so while my brother and family vacation. Spike is like me in that he moves slowly, gets up and down with effort, and likes to eat. A big plus is that, like Sable, he is not much of a barker.