Category Archives: Dalmatian

Spottyed Snuggles #142 Red Nose Day

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Spottyed Snuggles #141 Moment

“There is never a time or place for true love.

It happens accidentally,

in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Miss CookiesNCream

Miss CookiesNCream

 Miss CookiesNCream will always be my heart dog.

She was there for me from the moment I set eyes on her

until she departed this world.

I am thankful for all the lessons I have learned

from her being in my life for thirteen years.

For that, I will be forever grateful.

Do you have or have had a dog

who captured your heart the way she did for me?

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Spottyed Snuggles#139 Moment

“The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.”

~Robert F. Scott

 The Bandit loved performing his famous “leap and dive, barrel roll, squirm on his back”

on a regular basis after my DH passed away as he knew it always cheered me up!

He taught me to appreciate the moment as you may never have that chance again.

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Spottyed Snuggles #138 Two

“The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two.”

-Maeterlinck

Miss CookiesNCream sure made an impact on my life.

She was my first dog, who was a major influence of who I am today.

I’m not sure if she was the happier of the two.

Have you had a dog who’s affected you in this way?

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Spottyed Snuggles #137 Friend

 

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.”
– George Graham Vest

The Bandit and Miss CookiesNCream.

They were waiting at the top of the stairs for our special twice daily time together.

This was taken in 2003, while I was in the process of adjusting to life as a widow.

This beautiful quote sums up how I cherish that friendship between us.

Hope you’ll hug your friend for me and my Spottyed Angels.

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Spottyed Snuggles #136 Stale

“If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.”

― Nicholas Sparks

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I hope you’ll agree that looking at all of these happy faces here will never be stale to look at.

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Spottyed Snuggles# 135 Love

Dog! When we first met on the highway of life,

we came from the two poles of creation….

What can be the meaning of the obscure love for me

that has sprung up in your heart?

Anatole France

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CookiesNCream.

My first dog, who taught me so much in the short time we had together.

She came into my life February 1996 and went to the Rainbow Bridge September 2008.

Gracious with all the four legged guests that stayed here,

charmed all the humans that we encountered,

patience with my shortcomings of understanding canine behavior and dynamics.

For all the life lessons I learned being with her, I am and will be forever grateful.


Spottyed Snuggles#134 Heart

“A dog has one aim in life… to bestow his heart.”

~ JR Ackerley

I am most humbled that all three gave their hearts to me in their own special way.

I’m to understand that this month’s Blog Paws theme is about Spoiling Our Pets.

Miss CookiesNCream, The Bandit and La Petite Grande Dame Cherie

were referred to as my Spoiled Spotts.

As you can see by these images, they lived up to that name.

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Spottyed Snuggles #133 OneHundredOne

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.

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CookiesNCream, October 1996

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’.


Spottyed Snuggles #132 Warm

“It is in the coldest months that hugs linger snug,

and they warm the soul the most.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

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Double duty Dalmatians-The Bandit (l) and Miss CookiesNCream (r)-

Warmed my soul and the bed!

I am very grateful to have had these beautiful dogs in my life.

Taken March 2008.

Hope you have paw-some buddies to keep you warm!

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