|Arlo Guthrie is an unusual name for such a handsome Frenchman. We asked if he were a show dog. The owner said no, but she had been told he was show-dog quality.
I agree, don’t you?
Carolyn’s granddaughter, Reagan, holds their new rescued miniature poodle, Gabby.
This lucky pooch has wiggled his way into the hearts of the entire family.
I wish I’d gotten a good picture of him in his pumpkin Halloween costume.
A Few More Lucky Dogs
Sally is a small Lab who belongs to my friends, Don and Donna. She’s getting on in years and has hip problems that keep her from hunting. I love it that she hobbles over for me to pet her when I drop by. She and Don are still almost inseparable. She doesn’t need as much church as he does though.
Another fortunate dog, Harry, lives the life of Riley with the Jefferies. They had no plans to own a dog until this stray stole their hearts. Don’t let that toothy under bite intimidate you.
He just never had the opportunity for orthodontics.
He’s really a friendly little critter.
Boo, a Rat Terrier, may be little on the outside, but he has a big spirit. A working dog, he herds any wildlife that needs rounding up. Boo lives with his owners, Cliff and Debbie, on a farm not far from Greenbrier. He is a poster child for obedience but loves to chase and catch squirrels when his people allow it.
Annabelle & Lucy
Annabelle and Lucy belong to friends, Talya and John.
These Dallas girls are great watch dogs.
No squirrels will get in their house ever!
Pokey lives the good life in Beebe with my writing friend Dot and her grandson, Phillip.
He was rescued from along side the road near Pocahontas, thus the name which stuck.
She says he’s part Lab and who knows what else!
Max & Milo
Carolyn and Karen met Max and Milo along with Maria, Brad and Caroline on the way to Savannah. (Emily, on the left, is away at college.) They adopted Max, the terrier, first, but he was so skittish and shy, they decided to get another dog to keep him company. Max perked up the moment he saw Milo, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. From the picture you’ll see these two have been part of the Day family a long time. Emily is a sophomore at the University of Alabama and Caroline is in the 9th grade now.
Two more fortunate canines who are greatly loved.
Houston Johnson belongs to our youngest son, Erik, and his group.
This little guy happily shares his home with a passel of kids and cats.
They’re a loving bunch.
Lucky & Jack
Our oldest, Gary, has always had dogs. Both rescues, Lucky, an Australian Shepherd, and Jack, a Blue Heeler, are full of affection. You could get licked to death at their house. Jack is an escape artist who causes his owner angst from time to time, but you’d never know it from talking to Jack!
Kaali and Blu belong to Gary’s special friend, Pamela.
We love it that all three of these girls spend lots of time
hanging out with Gary, Lucky and Jack.
Last But Not Least
A family portrait wouldn’t have been complete without Minnie. She wandered into our lives after the terrible tornado in 1952 that blew away the small nearby town of Judsonia. Her terror of storms and the way she cowered and panted at the first hint of one’s approach made us wonder what she went through that day. Mother said she always knew which house we were in because Minnie was waiting faithfully on the front porch for us to come out. Mom fed her hamburger meat on a regular basis. Guess that would be contra-indicated these days. She died eleven years later when I was a junior in high school.
Tell me about your favorite canine friends, past or present. Send a picture and I’ll share it.
Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. I Sam. 15:22