It’s International Dog Day

It’s International Dog Day. WHOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! Or as both of my malamutes would say WOOOOOOOO WOOOOOOO!!!!

I have always been an animal lover – cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, birds, dolphins, sharks, turtles, manatees, etc. The list goes on and on and on. In honor of the day and of the dogs I have loved, I am sharing my doggies, past and present, with you. I love them all, always and forever.

My first dog, Daisy. We had her for about 15 years. I got her when I was three and had her until I was 18. She was such a sweet girl. We were posing with my bunny Nosy too.

This is Chopstyx. She was my first of two Chow Chows. I bought her from friends of mine who had both her parents. I got to pick her out when she was just a couple of hours old, and they let me come and visit her anytime I wanted while I was waiting to bring her home with me.

Taipei was my next Chow Chow. I am with my dad and our big black lab, Holly. Both Taipei and Holly were sweethearts with hearts of gold. Sadly, we have lost everyone here, except me of course.

Our handsome gentle giant Kodiak. Larry and I have always had two dogs in the 21 years we’ve been together. When we lost our beloved Holly (Larry’s dog when we met), Taipei (Taipei was my girl) was so lost without her best friend, so that’s when we got Kodiak, aka Kodi.

Next came Lucie. Lucie was Kodi’s best friend after Taipei passed away at 15 1/2. When Kodi passed away at 10 1/2 (geriatric for the giant breeds), Vinnie came home with us. We had all three, Kodi, Lucie and Vinnie for about a month. Lucie and Vinnie were inseparable.

The two-dog tradition continues. And now we have Juneau and Vinnie. Vinnie is such a good big brother to Juneau, even though she is a PILL! Vinnie is most definitely Juneau’s favorite play toy.

We love all our doggies, and out kitties too. Our kitties deserve special mention as well. Our panther (Nicky) and our puma (Otis). They are brother and sister, from the same litter. They came to us via Larry’s sister Jean, who lives out on a farm in Kansas. They lost their mommy and all their siblings as tiny babies and were hand fed until they came home to us when they were about 6 months old. Now they are 6 years old.

And the gang of four – Juneau, Vinnie, Otis and Nicky.

We love all our fur babies, no matter what. As you can see, they are pretty destructive and mischievous at times, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We love them with all our hearts, always and forever, or should I say furever.


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.

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