Friday, February 24, 2017

Old Photo Friday: We've gone to the dogs...

WHO: Stacy, Grandma Virginia, dog Tilly, dog Anna (white poodle) and Mom
WHERE: E Street; Springfield, OR
WHEN: 1977

In the late 1970's my Mom started working at a veterinarian clinic in Eugene, Oregon.  She had (and still does) an amazing heart and a special place for pet love.  During her years there, we rescued quite a few animals, including a white boxer and a pregnant basset hound named Sadie.

Sadie gave birth to 7 puppies, but died shortly after giving birth to the runt of the litter, and the only boy.  The six girls survived, but not without the loving touches of my mother who hand fed them all with tiny baby bottles around the clock in those first few weeks.

Of course we kept one, Tilly and we gave one of her sisters, Milly away to our good friends. The others found good forever homes.

Tilly was a spit fire, a tad bit crazy-wild and an avid chewer and destroyer of everything from a garden hose to 8 prepared hamburger patties ready for a summer BBQ. 

She didn't live with us for long and we soon found her a big farm where she could roam free and chew other people's belongings.


* We missed the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year.  One of my favorites, but it was not rebroadcast in prime time, only showing live east coast time.