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thoughts from a mother of boys, a marathoner, a triathlete, a crafter, a wife, and a scientist

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable


Last Friday I saw this weeks photo challenge and was really excited.  But in order to participate I had to pull out my hard drive and dig in to my archives for a picture.

I love animals.  We had cats growing up, but due to my mom’s pet dander allergy, they lived outside.  But I always wanted a dog.

When I was in high school I was kinda obsessed about dogs.  Finally my husband (well, he wasn’t my husband then) and I decided to get a dog.

It was the fall of 1997.

I wanted a rottweiler or a lab, but he wanted to look at a pitt-lab mix.  His boss had one and it was such a great a dog that Hubby wanted to see about getting one.

I wasn’t sold on the idea.

Until this dog came and sat on my foot, put his head on my knee and looked me in the eye.

I started to tear up and said “This one. We will take this one.”

My Blitz Dog

My Blitz Dog


He was my companion, my friend, my pillow, my heater. He was my dog.

I miss him.  Man, do I miss him.

I had always thought I would always want a dog.  But after Blitz was gone I realized I would only want this dog.



We have another dog, not to replace him; we got her when he was about seven or so.  I love her, I do, it’s just not the same.

I don’t think I will ever love a dog, like I loved him.


Happy Shooting


8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

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  2. Truly a best friend. Your dog was beautiful.

  3. I understand your feeling 🙂
    I once had a cat and he passed away, never got another cat ever since.. Yes, I also missed him a lot.. no other cat can replace his place 🙂

    • We had a pretty awesome cat once, but my sister took him with her when she moved out. He has since passed and I compare every cat I come across to him. None measure up.

  4. Aw, like your brother and Freya.

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