You never forget your first. This little girl was my first baby in 1968. She was leading a great escape, a jail break if you will, at a department store called Arlan's in south city which had a pet department. She had opened the cage and led her littler mates to freedom, or I should say, to the kibble buffet. She ripped into the bag and invited her brothers and sisters. I knew I had to buy her for seven dollars or risk having her be in BIG TROUBLE when the young male clerk came back from break. So I did. She was my girl for fifteen years.
The year was 1969. My friend, Sheila and I, both expectant mothers in Alaska, were walking through the woods when we came upon a tractor tire on its side. It served as a pen for half a dozen puppies. The owner was not thrilled with them. Seems a Husky hooked up with his sweet white poodle. He begged us to to take a pup. So I did. Buffy Marie was my baby girl and not much bigger than the size of her own head when I chose her when she was eight weeks old.
These two always frolicked freely in the woods. Buffy almost always had to drag Willy home in the evening. She was always ahead of him yapping for him to "Come on!"
One time my wonderful husband Bill, sometimes called Willy by my late friend, Sheila woke me after I had gone to bed. He was on the computer and saw I had received an acceptance.
"Wake up, honey. That story you wrote about me has been accepted."
In my sleepy fog, I wracked my brain for the story. I asked the title.
"Oh you know, the one you wrote about me titled, Goofy Willy."
You guessed it before he did! I had to let him down gently. "Honey, Goofy Willy was a dog I had forty years ago."
Linda--You should have let Bill know that the dog was "Goofy Willy" but HE is "Goofier Willy."
Cute dog photos and funny story...
Husbands, puppies ....... the difference?
Sweet dogs! Yes, dogs are a gift to our lives!!!
Such sweet-looking pups. Cute story about your husband's confusion over the names.
I'm not surprised that Buffy Marie was smart. I used to have a toy poodle, and he learned tricks quite easily. I'm guessing that hubby Bill is not part poodle...
Your hubs gets the prize for being the funniest fella ever, Linda. Susan
Lucky pups to be loved so much. :) The dogs that have shared my life hold a special place in my heart, too, so I understand how you feel about yours. Best friends. The two we have now are beginning to show their age. They probably think the same of us!
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