The weekend before this last one, I went to the grocery store on Saturday in the early afternoon. When I was leaving, an older man and his dog were tucked just inside the sliding glass doors. The dog was a cocker spaniel. She was wearing a bright red coat and waiving her tail vigorously at the passing customers. I knelt down, petted her head, and smiled at the older man. I think he must have been left to wait with his dog while his family shopped. It was a very cold day. I wouldn’t have wanted to leave a dog in the car without the heat on either.
We were lucky to have a dog live with us for a while when I was young. She had a white strip down the center of her nose and soft folded ears. She was originally my uncle’s dog. He moved into an apartment that didn’t allow dogs so she came out to live with us. She was a sweetheart. Our dog loved the camping and hiking trips we went on as a family. My Dad would pack up the car to the last square inch. My sister and I would be in the backseat with our dog in between us. I think the first picture was taken on one of those trips. The second picture was taken at Christmas time in the late 70s.
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