Must Love Dogs

We are still ridding the refrigerator of the many leftovers that have been accumulating these last few days, so I thought it would be fun to do something a little different today. By now, I think you have all figured out that I LOVE my fur babies. I have had animals my whole life. There have been many dogs, cats, rabbits and even a blue parakeet and a toad. I have never not had pets, or fur babies, and I don’t imagine I will ever be pet less either. I do not have children, so my fur babies are my children. My 4-legged babies are just as loved and just as spoiled as any 2-legged babies would be. If I had my way, I would have a large farm with all kinds and many, many animals. This is one reason why Larry says I am NEVER allowed to work in an animal shelter. He knows I would bring them all home.

Here are some of the best, most wonderful dogs (and cats) in the world. Sadly, most of them have crossed the rainbow bridge and are now up in Heaven, but I know one day, we will all be reunited once again.

I was about 10 here, with my first dog Daisy and my first rabbit Nosy. We had Daisy for about 15 years. She died when she was about 18 or so.

This is Chopstyx, my first Chow. I bought Chopstyx from friends of mine who owned both the mom and the dad.

Taipei was my second Chow. This picture is a favorite. My dad and Holly, our lab, had a real special bond with each other.

After Holly passed, at 14 or so, we got Kodiak, our first malamute.

When Taipei passed at 15 1/2, Lucie came into the house and into our lives.

Kodiak crossed the rainbow bridge at 10 1/2, which was very old for a big boy. For the next 6 years, it was the twins, Lucie and Vinnie.

We have lots and lots of pictures of the twins. They were always together. When Lucie passed away, Vinnie seemed lost and lonely, even though at times, he really seemed to enjoy being the only dog.

Lucie was almost 9 when she crossed the rainbow bridge, which again for a giant breed dog, is considered to be geriatric.

And of course, we can’t forget the kitties, my puma and my panther, Otis and Nicodemus.

And now, a new chapter begins with Baby Juneau, our beautiful little Juni Bug.

As you can see, our house is always covered in fur, but there is always a ton of love. If you don’t like animals, or fur, and LOTS of it, then coming to my house just might not be an option for you. In order to really fit in at my house, you must love dogs, and cats, and whatever else just may in thrown into the mix at the time as well. 🙂

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

13 thoughts on “Must Love Dogs”

  1. Jeanne, you were so pretty! You still are! Thanks for sharing all the puppy photos. I only ever had cats, but some close family friends always had dogs so I got puppy time growing up too. Little Juni Bug is so adorable, soon she’ll be a full-grown beauty like the rest.

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