As a Dalmatian lover, I’m excited about the upcoming (re)release of the
Disney animated classic “101 Dalmatians”!
I fell in love with this breed as a child. I was an avid reader, read all the library books twice, sometimes for a third time, before they were due back. It gotten to the point of my being limited to check out the same number of books to how old I was. I was quite the happy camper to be selecting books from the Young Adult section in the main room rather than from the Children’s room. My siblings did not appreciate my appetite for the written word, as they sometimes didn’t read all the books they checked out within the given time.
In 1995, Nicholas (my now late partner) mentioned there was a live 101 Dalmatian movie to be released the following year. I think he may have noticed how my face lit up when I described how I loved reading Dodie Smith’s book when I was a ‘tweener. In late February 1996, I was in bed with the flu when he said he had a surprise for me and wanted to see if I was awake for it. I waved at him but really wanted more sleep. He said he’d have to get this surprise out of the car. That’s when I jumped out of bed, ran down the stairs and met Nicholas coming in the door from the garage holding a puppy! My very first dog!!! We named her CookiesNCream as her markings resembled Nicholas’s favorite ice cream flavor at that time. The ‘Miss’ part came later when she decided to be a lady.
I owe so much to this little spotted lady. She inspired me on so many levels.
For all that she has taught me, I am forever grateful.
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p.s. I was not compensated for mentioning the upcoming Blu-Ray & Digital HD release of Disney’s animated movie ‘101 Dalmatians’.