Thursday, May 26, 2011

Man's Best Friend

We all know that dogs truly are Man’s Best Friend.
Especially with all the stories on the news lately.
We have heard stories 
where the family dog protects a young child as he wonders into the forest alone.
Where the family dog saves a young child from drowning.
There are so many stories about the heroic actions of family dogs.

When I was 3 years old my mom and dad bought me a toy poodle 
{and boy was she cute!}

Her name was Alyssa’s Amanda Louise
{Amanda for short}
She had many nicknames like; 
 and so forth.

She was truly my best friend. I would dress her in my dolly clothes and pretend she was my baby. She let me ‘man-handle’ her, I was very rough with her but she didn’t seem to mind
I fed her cheese balls, crust from bread {that was the part I didn’t like but of course she did}.  
As we both grew up we became best friends! 
I have numerous pictures of her sitting in my lap, and sleeping with me in my bed. 

As we all know time goes by and people grow up as do animals. 
Amanda lived to be about 15 years old so I new her for 15 years of my life!!
You can imagine it was a hard day when she died.

{and it will be a day I will never forget}

 Look at that ball of fur! I was 4.

My all time favorite picture of us! 

Man-handling her.

 two peas in a pod!
I even covered her with part of my blanket!
{like the blue nails and my great grandmas robe?!}

Halloween, she was just a pup!

My girlie all grown up!

After Amanda passed away my awesome mom made me a book filled with pictures of us!

Isn't it hard letting someone go?! 
I will always remember the good time I had with my puppy! She was my best friend and I miss her so much!

Do/did you have a dog?!


Toni said...

Oh my, I feel like crying :) For my 16th birthday I got a puppy exactly like yours. Its was the aprocot color and everything. Looking at your pictures makes me miss her. She died about a year ago, when my mom called and told me I was so sad. Those dang little puppies - they are so easy to fall in love with :)

sécia said...

Awe... I grew up with a little cocker spaniel. Puppies are the greatest. :)

♥ sécia

Ms. Sarah said...

she is very cute. My mom has a dog bandit that is the same way with my brother.

Breann said...

When I was 8 or 9 years old, my mom picked me up from school and we went to the shelter to pick up this puppy. We didn't really know what he was at first, but we figured out later that he was part schnauzer, part poodle. We named him Luther.
He followed me to college and beyond - living 17 years.
I still think about him everyday and we have 2 schnauzers now because we loved him so much!

Hearthandmade said...

those are the most adorable photos!!! Seriously. I have 3 cats... was 4... but between 2 houses.... at my parents I had 3, and then 1 went missing and broke our hearts. N I have a cat in my own house ^_^ who was featured on the Ikea family live front page for standing on a bookcase which was awesome.

Im an 'all animal' lover. When my bf and I get our own house I want chickens and pigs and lambs. Basically I want a farm.

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