I hope you are having a good week! Today my dear friend Barbara has stopped by to visit. You may remember her from visits she's made in the past - telling the rescue story of Zeus the cat, and introducing her pet family: Oz the dachshund, Zeus the cat, and guinea pigs Radar and Magenta. Today Barbara is back to remember two very special dachshunds.
Abby: Thanks for stopping by! What pets would you like to remember at my blog today?
Barbara: I would like to remember:
Auggie - Red, smooth standard dachshund. November 8, 1994 - January 28, 2005
Billy - Red, smooth standard dachshund. August 9, 2002 - January 8, 2014.
Abby: What are some happy memories of your pet?
|Senior Auggie, just before his 10th birthday.|
|Billy at the beach.|
Billy came to us at age 2 1/2. He had been a former show dog/breeding dog that was looking for his forever family. Billy was the best traveller. We took him with us all over southern Ontario while our son participated in martial arts training and tournaments. Billy loved the beach, but hated the water. He loved to walk in the sand, but always stayed at least a foot or more from the water's edge. He was incredibly loyal and loving and I miss him every day.
Abby: Do you have any funny anecdotes?
Barbara: Auggie did not like it when I talked on the telephone. He often took the opportunity to get into mischief in order to get the attention away from my phone call. One day I was talking on the kitchen phone and he came into the room with this long piece of foam in his mouth. My first thought was that we didn't own anything like that. I ended my call, took the foam from him and went to investigate. Sure enough, there was a long tear in the base of the sofa and Auggie had managed to remove the foam and bring the evidence right to me.
|Puppy Auggie standing in front of the very sofa from which he removed the foam in the story.|
|Billy in the bathtub.|
|Billy enjoying a walk.|
Barbara: Auggie was our very first dog, and he taught me so much about love and the human-animal bond. When we lost him, I feared I could never love another dog. But, then Billy bounded into our lives and brought with him this amazing energy and spirit. He was looking for and needed a family. He taught me that my heart is large and can hold a place for many pets Our bond was different than the one I had with Auggie, but both are special and the memories of each are to be treasured.
Abby: Barbara, thank you so much for visiting! I really loved hearing more about Auggie and Billy. I can just imagine Auggie and his sofa adventure ... and Billy and the pickle platter! I also loved hearing about Billy and his pinecones. Those are some great stories. Their photos are beautiful too. Friends, if you would like to leave a comment or question for Barbara, you can do so in the comments section, below.
Also, if you would like to feature memories of your special pets here, please let me know. (Be sure to leave your email so I can reach you!)
Thanks for visiting - and hoping you have a good upcoming week.