Here are just a few of the endearing and colorful characters you learn about…
It was right before Christmas of 2013 when the small white dog with black spots was surrendered to the shelter, along with a red-and-gold hand-knit blanket and a pillow.
Our firstborn child had fur. He was a Corgi. But Simon’s days as an only child came to an end when my daughter was born. He turned out to be a great big brother.
Kenya, the mighty “Lion Dog” was our 120 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback. She was patient and sweet. The kids used her as a big pillow or as a pony as needed.
I never intended to get a Chihuahua as they are so small and fragile. But “Blimpo” was the biggest pup in the litter. He looked like a black and tan mouse. We renamed him Carl.
Ted reminded me of one of my son’s college professors, a short redhead. He was tiny but had a will of iron – and he wanted no part of the show ring from the very beginning!
“But I don’t want any more dogs!” I told my daughter. But Penny would give me the saddest dog face ever. She loved our house – for her it was doggy Disney World.
The CD of one of our favorite musicians, Ben Harper, was playing in the car. Suddenly it came to me. The pup was no Manny, he was a Harper! It was perfect.
A little black shepherd-like puppy began his life in San Juan but made it to the U.S.. We call him “the Wizard of Food.” He can open garbage cans, refrigerators, and doors.