Several years after Queenie went to the pet cemetary at the farm, my brother went to the local pound. He found a little puppy named Abbigail that was probably a Husky-Chow mix. She was a pretty little thing despite a case of mange that tattered her cinnamon colored coat. After a couple days spent twisting my dad's arm Abby came to live with us. She was our first indoor dog & she was so smart. She was house trained in one day. Though she struggled with the mange & some other sickness at first she quickly got healthy & gave us all a run for our money. She could chase her tail & play for hours. We had so much fun with her. Then she grew up & got a little moody. She didn't like it when we rearranged furniture. She would pout when I went off to school & then pout some more when I came home. She didn't like any of my friends & she even got in a couple of nips over the years. She was a beautiful dog but she was a little hard to handle when she got old & crochety.
And now I haven't had a dog for years. When I bought my house I got dog fever BAD. And it hasn't really gone away. At first I really wanted a dog because I was a little intimidated of living alone. I only lived there alone for about nine months before we got married but those nights were sometimes long & scary. I definitely would have gone to the pound & got myself a puppy if I hadn't been working 14 hour days several times a week. And to complicate matters, my yard didn't & still doesn't have a fence. And I still don't have a dog.
But my sister's family does. She's a pound puppy. And we all love her to pieces. Her name is Coco & Brennan has taught her to chase deer so she is a garden guard dog! Any time I get a real jones-n' for a puppy of my own I go down to Beth & Brennan's house & have a romp with Coco.
|Coco says hi to all of you PharmGirl readers!|
|Coco goes along for all of our adventures - hiking in the woods, bike rides, |
walks & runs along the country roads where they live outside of town.
|Coco even came to the farm with us to celebrate Memorial Day.|
|Maddie & Coco are great friends. They get their cuddle on whenever possible.|
|Coco even gets rides in the red wagon.|
|And she even looks good in black & white!|
Are you wanting a pet these days? Or do you already have one? Or do you have one that you wished you didn't anymore? heehee...