PUDGE AND ANNABELLE

ANIMALS

I have had, and have come across, many animals that have given me much pleasure and enjoyment during my life. Not all were captured on film or electronics. But the ones I did preserve, I would like to share with you and not in any chronological order. My favorite is the featured photo of Pudge our Shepherd-Chow mix and Annabelle, Greg`s Great Dane-Boxer mix, romping together in our back yard on Scatterfield Road.

My first dog was Mother`s Border Collie, Lyndo. He slept under my bassinet and kept watch over me.

1942 LYNDO BORDER COLLIE
1942 LYNDO BORDER COLLIE

 

1946 SANDY SHEPHERD MIX
1946 SANDY SHEPHERD MIX

1944, dogs from the pound.

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1945 A STRAY THAT ADOPTED ME
1945 A STRAY THAT ADOPTED ME

On our visit to Oklahoma relatives, I met these for the first time.

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Pig

1950, Chi Chi, a Mexican Chihuahua, loved to sleep with me.

1950 Chi Chi
1950 Chi Chi
1947 DIXIE POMERANIAN
1947 DIXIE POMERANIAN

 

 

1947, Grandpa and Grandma got a Pomeranian and named her Dixie.

 

 

 

 

1951 FROSTY RUSSIAN SAMOYED
1951 FROSTY RUSSIAN SAMOYED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1951 Christmas, we added Cookie, a Toy Fox Terrier and Sparky, a Black and White Bulldog.

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parakeetsWe had a singing canary and two parakeets.

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They traveled with us from the Tower Building to Chesterfield to Houston to Anderson to Indianapolis and to Pendleton.

 

1952 SEPTEMBER
1952 SEPTEMBER

 

 

At the future barn house, we inherited this collie and several other rescue dogs and a dozen wild cats.

 

 

 

1952 DUKE GERMAN SHEPHERD
1952 DUKE GERMAN SHEPHERD

 

 

Duke, the german shepherd that we kept, got along great with Cookie the toy fox terrier.

 

 

 

 

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Cookie was a little thing!

1954 COOKIE
1954 COOKIE

Fritzy the ram was a rescue that we adopted.

1952 FRITZY & DUKE
1952 FRITZY & DUKE
1952 DONALD< DAISY & LAZY
1952 DONALD< DAISY & LA

 

 

The ducks Donald, Daisy & Lazy joined the Den.

 

1953 BETSIE, JENNIE AND JULIE
1953 BETSIE, JENNIE AND JULIE

Betsie and her two kids joined us in 1953, as did Prince the Dalmatian.

1953 PRINCE AND MOTHER
1953 PRINCE AND MOTHER
1956 ME AND PRINCE
1956 ME AND PRINCE

Rusty joined the menagerie in 1955.

1955 RUSTY
1955 RUSTY

Several of the “wild” cats still hung around.

1954 CAT LINEUP
1954 CAT LINEUP

In 1956 I got Tippy, a Scottish Border Collie, for my birthday.

1956 TIPPY
1956 TIPPY

Mother enjoyed playing with him as he grew.

1957 MOTHER & TIPPY
1957 MOTHER & TIPPY

In 1957 Mother bought King Beau, a Great Pyrenees puppy.

1957 THE NEW PUP
1957 THE NEW PUP
1957 KING BEAU
1957 KING BEAU

He grew fast! Six feet tall standing on his hind legs.

1959 KING, SKIP & TIPPY
1959 KING, SKIP & TIPPY

I was also raising rabbits and guinea pigs.

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!960, PHS graduation, 1962, married Carole Laws and our first dog was a shepherd mix from the animal shelter. We were living on Lafayette Circle in Anderson.

1966 BATH TIME
1966 BATH TIME

In 1967, we moved to a larger rental, but dogs were not allowed. A friend at work, who lived on a farm, adopted him for us.

In 1968, we bought a house on Scatterfield Road in Anderson and soon had a Scottie dog we named Cappy.

1969 CAPPY AND GREG
1969 CAPPY AND GREG

Years later,1978, I bought a miniature poodle we named Brandy. He was hyperactive and chewed up the woodwork when left alone. Many hours were spent scouring the neighborhood for him when he would run away. Exit Brandy!

1979 GREG AND BRANDY
1979 GREG AND BRANDY

1979, Debs boyfriend had some kittens his family wanted to find homes for….we now had two kittens, a calico named Patches and a black mustachioed kitten who became Groucho.

1979 GROUCHO
1979 GROUCHO

1994, some time later, Deb and Carole wandered into a pet shop and spotted the new puppies for sale. They were half German Shepherd and Chow mix….a little handful of fur. They rushed home, got me and back to the pet shop we went.

Going thru the litter, we picked out the cutest, calmest and brightest eyed pup of the litter. Her obvious name would be Pudge.

1994 PUDGE 6 WEEKS
1994 PUDGE 6 WEEKS

As Pudge grew she developed a friendly rivalry with Groucho!

HIGH FIVE CAT
HIGH FIVE CAT

Pudge loved the water, whether a hose, sprinkler or her pool, which she jealously protected.

1994 MY POOL
1994 MY POOL

Our granddaughter Hanna, was born in 1996, and Pudge immediately took on the duties of Nanna Pudge!

1996 EVERYBODY BACK!
1996 EVERYBODY BACK!

Being half shepherd/chow, Pudge loved the snow, especially if the other two grandkids were out playing with her.

1996 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
1996 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

As Pudge grew older her best friend was Greg`s young dog Annabelle. They would romp and play for hours. Even with the age difference, Pudge would act like a young pup when they were together!

2004 LET`S GO
2004 LET`S GO

Pudge joined us in our move to Edgewood 1n 2006, and looked forward to the walks around the neighborhood meeting neighbors and their dogs.

2008 PUDGE
2008 PUDGE

Pudge was the best all-around dog I ever had and we decided we would have no more. I still enjoy visiting and dog  sitting our kid`s and granddaughter`s Husky, Pit Bull, Tamaskan (wolf-malamute-husky breed), Beagle, and two German Shepherds!