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.
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.
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.
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.
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.