Tagged: dogs

I use tags as easy search functionality more so than as categorical labels. Below, you will see an archive all posts that mention or refer to dogs, but some posts may not center on that topic.

Time For Snuggles? by Jo Wilson April 13th in Jo History

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I’ve been sorely missing Phoenix these last few weeks — and especially these last few days.  When I came across this picture of her today and saw the date it was taken, I knew I had a prime candidate for another installment of Today in Jo History.

This was taken in 2012 — during the several months I lived with my mom before I moved in with Bob.  My favorite thing about living with my mom was that it meant living with Phoenix.  She’s my baby-girl, and we’re just like this *crosses fingers*. She would sleep with me every night, and loved to burrow under the covers and snuggle with my legs.

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Rest In Peace, Xander Wilson

When I was six years old, my parents got me a puppy.  Despite the many years since that day, I remember it well.  My parents shuffling me outside at my grandparents house because they had something they wanted to show me.  What I found was a cute little Yorkshire Terrier with floppy ears.  We named him Dusty — formally Dustin Alexander Wilson — and he became my best friend in the whole world.  My mom later told me that she had always been a little jealous of the bond that Dusty and I had, and when I was fourteen we welcomed another cutie to our family.

[Image] Xander

Xander as a puppy with his very first toy.

After being part of our family for thirteen years, we said goodbye to Xander today.  I guess I have decided the best way to deal with my loss is to write about it.

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