R.I.P. Ginger

Hope you will forgive this off-topic posting today, but I wanted to pay tribute to our beloved dog, Ginger, who died over the weekend.

She was a rescue dog (as are all our animals!) who brightened our lives for nearly 12 years. A shepherd mix, she was extremelly good natured and sweet; patient with children and other dogs. She loved riding in the car, feeling the wind in her fur.

Thanks for indulging me. We will miss her.

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Farewell to Petey

This post is a departure from my usual crafty fare, but I wanted to pay tribute to our beloved family dog, Petey, who died this week at the ripe old age of 16.  Petey was a Staffordshire Terrier, rescued from the streets when he was a pup.

 

He didn’t stay that small forever! Within a few weeks he had outgrown his doggie bed:

Even when full grown (he got to be nearly 60 pounds at his prime — all muscle!) he loved to crawl into small spaces (like under the coffee table) and into the laundry basket — clean or dirty, he didn’t care:

Here he is napping with our other dog, Ginger:

He was a regal animal, smart and loyal, and will be missed.