This is the “almost” beginning of my album about our 3 dogs (I’ll have a cover page before these two pages.) We lost both of our two dear English Springer Spaniels last fall/winter within 4 months of each other due to old age. They were both about 12½ years old. In between we got our new puppy, Teddy, who is now 7 months old. Eventually, my album will have pages about all three dogs.
It took me a little while before I was ready to go through my pictures of our springers, but Diana’s “Pets in Our Lives” challenge motivated me, so hopefully, now I’m on a roll and can enjoy my fond memories. It also covers Jenn's IFC71 challenge to use 5 or more pics on a page.
These two pages are about our first days planning for and bringing home our cute little black and white springer puppy, Bailey. He was a fine, smart, handsome, fun dog and will always hold a shining place in our hearts and minds.
Journaling: "We brought Bailey home from Marcia’s when he was about 7 weeks old. It had been hard to wait that long! He was such a cute little peanut, and we had so much fun with him. Dad had to teach him how to use the doggie door (I took a video of Bob down on the floor sticking his head through the door—we still watch it once in a while for a chuckle!) Marcia was right—Mr. B. was a smartie —we confirmed this the first day we tried to leave him in a doggie pen in the kitchen and he got out about two minutes after we left for work. We had to figure out a different game plan!
In looking back, our memories of his mischievous side are short and we often forget that our lil’ pooch wasn’t perfect—Jason reminds of us of the time he was dogsitting and Bailey shredded his favorite pillow into a million pieces. Oops! Sorry ‘bout that!"
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010 GMT Views: 912