Wednesday, August 13, 2008
ABC Wednesday - D is for Dog
I deliberated for some time over what to do for D this week. In the end I decided to do D for dog.
The dog pictured above, almost hiding in the grass, was discovered by us recently at Stapeley Water Gardens.
The first dog I fell in love with was Mandy, a black poodle who belonged to my sister-in-law Daisy. I used to take her for long walks. At home we had a budgerigar and my mother wouldn't let us have a dog.
Eventually I met and married Christine. At the time of our engagement, her mother's dog Ellie, a Jack Russel terrier, was pregnant. She produced a litter of six but only three survived. I chose my favourite pup, a little blob of brown which tried to bury itself in my waistcoat. I christened him Digger.
The other two pups were found homes and Digger stayed with my mother-in-law until after our honeymoon. One day I may dig out and scan some photographs of Digger and do a post about him.
I wrote all about our last real dog in June on Penny (Midnight Melody).
Now the only dogs we keep are a black mastiff who looks out of the living room window at the world, and a dalmation that sits by the side of the television. Neither of these need any more looking after than the one at Stapeley Water Park.
I mustn't forget though, Tuppence, my faithful whippet who hates squirrels and occupies his virtual life on Facebook.
There are now two ABC Wednesday blogs: