March 21, 2005


Some of the dogs I have known
In no particular order
One neighbor likes to walk his poodle wearing a Scottish wool cap and rubber boots. The poodle has a collar that blinks.
Another neighbor wears sweats and walks his two dachshunds down the middle of the street.
When my brothers and sisters get together they will talk about a spaniel named Goggles that my family had in Crookston. Apparently I ran over his tail with my stroller when I was a toddler. I can't recall.
My brother Lowell had a cool black lab named Nico that I used to get to take care of sometimes. In 7th grade art class I made a profile of Nico's head with clay and painted it with black glaze.
I remember staying at Maple Lake near Alexandria-- the farm where my Dad grew up with some nice little cabins by the lake. There was a German shephard there one time who would play fetch with really big rocks.
My Karkula cousins had a peppy little spotted dog named Snoopy that liked to lick people.
My Johanson cousins had a spaniel who jealously protected the homestead against all enemies.


At March 23, 2005 5:02 AM , Blogger Brad said...

How interesting that you should post this now. Amy and I had a great dog, Fraidy Cat, for almost 14 years. She was just a mongrel rescued from a texas pound, but she would get the paper in the morning, even if it was raining. We had to put her down this afternoon.

At March 26, 2005 4:01 PM , Blogger Matt_J said...

That's too bad. Going to get another?

At March 26, 2005 7:54 PM , Blogger Brad said...

Eventually, but not until we move into the new house. The new dog will be bigger and a full-time outdoor dog with duties geared toward guarding, protecting, and scaring away errant cats and deer.


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