Thursday, July 16, 2009
I have loved dogs all my life! This little pup was named "Snowy" by me because his fur was white as snow. He came to us as many of our dogs did in my growing up years...as a stray. Every so often, a little dog would show up in our neighborhood, no collar, no tags, just soft warm fur to pet and love.
Then, I'd work on my parents. First Mom. "Can I keep him? Please! Please!"
"Ask your dad."
Then Dad. "Can I keep him? Please! Please!"
"Who's going to feed him? Clean up after him?"
"I will. I'll do it all!"
Once in a while—not always—but once in a while, Mom and Dad would talk it over and say, "Yes!"
As you can see from the photo, Snowy was a fabulous "Yes!" and, oh, how I loved him!
(In these tough times, the heartbreak is that many pets are being left behind by families who can no longer afford to care for them. Please click here to see all the wonderful pets who need homes. Can you give a pet a home?)