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Thursday, June 25, 2009

If I Could Blog Back Time Thursdays - First Pet

Come join me for a very special edition of If I Could Blog Back Time Thursdays! We'll be taking time out to share some memories. We'll Blog Back Time with possible ways to right past wrongs or about how times have changed. We'll share childhood memories, school/work memories, family and friend memories.
Today's topic is: First pet
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Growing up we didn't have pets. I got my first pet right after I moved into my 2nd apartment in Chicago. June 1989, I went to Let's Pet in Chicago. I looked at a litter of what looked like Cocker Spaniels. They were Terrier and Spaniel mix. Four of them were golden, one was black and white. When the clerk went to open the cage, the black and white one stayed at the back of the cage, while the others clammored to meet me. The shy act won me over. I had to have the black and white one. I named him Max.

After Max was trained I let him have the run of the kitchen and living room. One day I came home to find a blizzard of foam bits in the living room. When I checked the sofa cushions I found that the zipper was unzipped, there were no rips. I threw away the bits, re-zipped the cushions and put them back. Next day, came home from work, another blizzard. Checked the cushions again, no rips, they were unzipped. Very skillful puppy! On the weekend I went to Jo Ann Fabrics and purchased new foam and installed it inside the cushion covers. For extra precaution, I sewed the zipper pulls to the end of the cushions after I zipped them up. After that, I never came home to a blizzard. Lol!

Max was a great dog and a great protector. When the kids were babies he would sleep under their cribs. If I came in to check on the baby and startled Max, he would growl at me, then realize it was me and go back to his nap. But that growl was mean!

Max was a special buddy of our son. Our son loved to give Max kisses. Yes, open mouth kisses. EWW! It was so gross and every time we scolded the both of them our son giggled like mad and went in for more kisses. Yes, I have photos, so when he starts dating I'll be sure to let his date know where his mouth has been. Lol! Our son also liked to "try" to ride Max like a pony. Thankfully Max had a playful spirit and wasn't mean when he'd had enough 'horse play'. He just ran off to another room.

Max wasn't the kind of dog you'd have for security. He would jump up and offer kisses to anyone. He was a cuddler and a great dog. We all miss him.

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6 comments:

Shauni said...

Because I appreciate your efforts so much I wrote this one twice. I wrote about my first dog peaches on Shaunispeaks and the kids first dog Kato on Jugglingteens.

Thank you so much for keeping this going it is a great idea and I know eventually it will catch on

Shauni

Lin said...

Max sounds like a sweetheart! Thanks for not giving a sad ending--I always hate those.

Auntie E said...

dogs are man best friends so they say. Sound like your was indeed. Love the Pillow part. Mine is up on my Ready 2 Get Fit site. sorry about the incorrect link on Mr Linky,I did correct it:-)

Sandee said...

We have a dog like Max. A big love dog, but not much of a watch dog. We love her to pieces anyway. She's getting old and I know we'll miss her terribly too. They just don't live long enough do they. They certainly enrich our lives though.

Have a terrific day Lola. :)

Patricia Rockwell said...

Max is really a popular name for dogs. Both my brother and my son have dogs named Max. My first pet(s) were two parakeets named Pat and Mike.

Anne said...

Max sounds like he meant a lot to your whole family. I agree with Lin, thanks for omitting the sad ending.

 
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