Goodbye Sweet Pippin

It has been too long since I have posted anything and I am extra sad to return with this post. But I must pay tribute to one of the sweetest little creatures ever to have walked the earth.

You took your last breath at 5:45 a.m. on Monday, October 3. We’re not sure what transpired to have you leave us so soon. We were not ready. You are missed but now you are with all your furry little siblings who have gone before.

I remember the first day you came to us. I was in the house and suddenly Bobby (our Boston Terrier) and Emmy (our Maltese) started raising such a ruckus in the living room. I looked out the picture window to see what was the matter. There on the sidewalk in front of the window sat a forlorn, skinny, little Poodle just looking at the two dogs inside. I was afraid if I went out, he would run away from me. But I had to take that chance. I walked outside and spoke softly to you. You walked over to me and rolled over. I was completely smitten. But you were covered in burrs and fleas. Something had to be done. So I took you into the garage and you let me bathe you and cut those burrs out of your hair.

Shortly after that, we began the search for your parents.  I just knew someone had to be looking for you. We posted pictures and went to all the vet clinics within several miles. I got very upset at one clinic when the tech sneered and said, “I saw that dog hanging around my neighborhood for a week.” I went ballistic.  Needless to say, that vet clinic lost any business from me and mine. But I digress. We notified the Humane Society and Animal Control. After a couple of weeks and no reports or inquiries regarding missing Poodles, you became ours. I think by that time, I probably wouldn’t have given you up even if someone had come looking.😛

You fit right in from the start. You were always the sweetest and most loving little dog. You will always be in our hearts and in our minds. We look to the day when we can all be reunited in Heaven.




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Caturday Art Blog Hop



This is the original of Midge, my oldest (15). It’s one of those not very good blurry photos but I think it looks cool as the charcoal drawing!Midge_Fotor

Simply edit photos of your pets or any animal using one of the many free photo editors available online, or any editing program you like. Enjoy creating and sharing arty photos of your pets. Or if you like to draw or paint animal pictures instead you can share those too.


iPhriday – Pretty in Pink!

iPhriday is a day to share photos you have taken with your cell phone.

I ran across this photo challenge on another blog I follow and it looks like fun so I thought I’d participate with some new hibiscus in our yard this morning!

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