When I was replying to Dan I thought the same…it is an unbelievable story. You have to know me to understand my love for dogs. No matter what kind. No preferences here. I am the youngest of 5 and we got a dog when I was 2 years old. She was my younger sister. Her name was Patches and I just loved her to pieces. I am not sure what mix of breed she was. Not extremely friendly to strangers, although she would always warn them when she showed her teeth. She bit one person (my ex sister-in-law on the toe). She probably deserved it. LOL. Anyway, when I was 19, Patches was 17 and we had to put her out of her misery. I was lost without her. Little did I know that 4 months later I would lose my father also. 1979 was the worst year!
I wanted a dog after I got married but it didn't make sense in a 3 room apt. when we both worked. So, I found a stray kitten and had her for 17 years. She was mean but I tried very hard to love her. In the meantime when I was a stay at home mom, I adopted a dalmatian. Hershey (brown spots) loved me, protected me and was absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately he did not last long with us as he became very sick and we had to put him out of his misery. Nine months later (I could've had another baby!) I adopted my love, Lucy. The rest is history.
Is it crazy--I love dogs more than people! I am trying to get a doggie day care at my job. The exec. director thinks I am crazy. I have a bulletin board behind my desk with pictures of dogs from my co-workers. We buy each other treats for our dogs! Some of the pictures are of a boxer, golden retriever, cocker spaniel, shnoodle, springer spaniel, Ricky, Lucy, Hershey and of course Lillie! My husband made a beautiful calendar of Lillie and my son and I get to see her everyday at work!