D is for Dogs


For all the dogs who have enriched my life by their presence.

Candy (aka PooDog) – Boxer

Candy was the first dog I had the pleasure to have in my life.  

Dad assure us that she would never be allowed in the house, “Dogs belong outside!”, but that only lasted about fifteen minutes.  

Those big brown eyes won his heart immediately and he was her slave,

just like the rest of us.    

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Juno (aka The Great Skidoo) – Weimeraner/Boxer

Juno joined our family in 1985 so that my son would know the joys of having a dog.  

She was a dog of great presence, never allowing anyone who entered our home to feel lonely or unnoticed.

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Valkirie (aka Bully) – Staffy/Cattle dog

Bully was a pound puppy.  She had been found in a bag by the river with her neck rubbed raw with rope burn.

She had an immense distrust of males. The only men she would allow near her were my son and, under duress, our lovely vet.

 She was extremely protective of us, her humans.

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Heidi (aka HoHo) and Trudy (The Big Blonde Dog) – Labradoodle and Groodle 

These are our family fur kids now.  Mischief on paws.  Trudy even has her own blog.

The Big Blonde Dog

I feel so blessed to have had all these wonderful creatures in my life.  They have given so much and asked so little.  They have shared my happiness, my grief, my worries, my successes and my failures. They never care what I look like or what sort of mood I am in.  They just love me as their mum and my family as their family.

Dogs are a true blessing.




27 thoughts on “D is for Dogs

  1. Love your descriptions and your pics. But I especially like what you said at the end. I was going through some posts today and ran across pics of dog abuse and it makes me so sick. I wish they weren’t posted, don’t you? It always amazes me how they will love their owners even in bad circumstances.

    1. I have seen some horrible things on Facebook..abuse of animals..just disgraceful and disgusting. I cannot believe human beings can be so hateful.
      The unconditional love is one of the greatest gifts our furry children bring to us.

  2. My two dogs are my fur-kids too. There’s nothing like the greeting I get when I come home, it always makes me smile. I got them both from rescue centres where they had been abandoned, it’s truly heartbreaking what some of them go through. Thankfully, ours is a happy ending. If only they all were. Great post and love your pics 🙂

    1. It never ceases to amaze me what truly terrible things some people do to their animals…and the slap on the wrist
      Punishments handed out to them by the courts. Thank you for your visit.

  3. Yep. Dogs are a true true blessing. We have four (we’ve had 6 total; I’ve had 7). I love them and spend my life speaking for them.

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