I have been doing a lot of cleaning and clearing out junk from the house preparing for painters to come and paint. When I moved the dresser out of my bedroom, there was enough dog hair under it to cover three dogs! Most of it was Zoe hair because she slept on her bed between the dresser and the wall. That is when she wasn’t on my bed. I called that space “Zoeland” (Zoestahn?). I also found several tufts of Dudley-weeds (long hair dogs leave piles of hair that look like tumbleweeds). He would attempt to enter Zoeland when it stormed and he was afraid and she usually just growled at him to get out, but sometimes he flopped down anyway, so it makes sense that some of his hair got under the dresser, too.
I also found pictures that I hadn’t seen in ages! I found a batch that were developed in April 2001, which was just a few months after Zoe came to live with us. In my mind I got rid of Zoe’s pink collar within days of her arrival, but I see it in pictures that were probably taken a month or two after she came here to live.
Judging by the number of towels on the floor, I bet it was raining out the day I snapped the picture below. The red and white towel under the table was about as old as me. It appears in pictures we took at the beach in 1966. It wasn’t long before Zoe had chewed up both the towels and the rug in the picture.
Whenever I see MacKenzie leaping around next door, she always makes me think of Zoe. Dudley was a twirler, he’d jump around in a circle, but Zoe would jump and twist and MacKenzie has some similar moves. Sometimes Dudley would be in the kitchen twirling for a carrot and Zoe would fly in and and nip at his ears, which judging by his snorts of disgust, didn’t make him very happy. I’d laugh and give both of them their carrot and all was right with the world again. Take oodles and oodles of pictures of your pets. When they’re gone, they will bring back happy memories!
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I have found when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source. ~ Doris Day