Thursday, January 3, 2008

A trip down memory lane...

It's Tucker-Doodle. Mom and I were going through some old photo albums and thought we'd share some pics from the "old days". If we've posted any of these before sorry...her memory isn't too good anymore and I'm not in charge. They were before digital too so the quality isn't grand.

First off is Thrawn and I playing in the snow, this was the first year he lived with me. It's blurry but that's cuz it's an action shot and we were so fast! (or maybe it was the photographer) Look - his tail is UP!
Before he started having regular seizures his "box" was his favorite place to sleep...Sometimes he and Dakota even shared it... (M- I wish this pic was better!!)More action shots of the three of us when Thrawn first came home - sans snow and with the leash.Oooh, I know you'll want to see this sweet puppy on his first day home. :) Look - we used to be like the Jackman Avenue clan and pose together nicely. That got old fast though.Here's a montage of Dot-Spot pics from the very first day Mom met her. This was right after Mom got the call she had been dumped there with her nine puppies. She looked so sad behind bars...She wouldn't even look at ya in the face so they were holding her up for a picture. Here's Thrawn not too long after he came to live with us. Check the snow nose there....Then here...I wish my nose did cool things like that.Oh, look! How did this adorable puppy picture get in here?!? :::blush:::Mom said the title of this next picture is TROUBLE.
Dakota used to look a lot more Rott-y than Shepherd-y in the olden days...Can you believe he was listed as a Greyhound Mix at the shelter???And last but not least....Dakota and I on the day I came home.Well, we hope you liked our trip down memory lane. Thrawn's urn is home and we're feeling a bit melon-kolly so we dug out all the old stuff. (I think that's what she called it) What's all our pals doing for the weekend?
Hoping for a toasty fire to lie by tonight,


Peanut said...

Those are beautiful pictures and we loved seeing them. We are doing nothing this weekend.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends
Thanks for sharing all those pictures and the great memories that you have!
Kisses and hugs

The Army of Four said...

What BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! Thank you for sharing them - we loved each and every one!
PS: Mom said to say "thank you" for the compliment on the quilted wall-hanging in the pix on our blog. The pattern called for "golden" pups, but Mom made it for our great brother Booter ('87-01) and he was mostly black. So the puppies on the quilt are, too. :)

Kirby said...

Hi Tucker,

Thank you for sharing those great pictures. It was great to see Dakota and Thrawn again! You were such a cute little pup too! Mom and I love to look at the old pics of her dogs from the past too. Makes her all misty eyed.

Your pal,

Holly said...

Wow, thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures. Mom was all teary again looking at those pics of Thrawn! And how adorable you, Dakota and Dot were! I can see that your mom takes very good care of you all since some of you were much, ahem, "thinner" in those pictures.

But that's ok, my mom doesn't like thin and boney dogs either!

I'm glad Thrawn is home. It's nice to have them with us always. Mom still touches and kisses Shula's urn and tells her how much she loves and misses her, and she's been gone for 2 years now. The pain gets easier, but the love is forever there.


Luckie Girl said...

Thanks for sharing those oldies but goodies. I am glad Thawn is home with the rest of the pack now. Give your Mom a big lick from little old me okay? I think she needs that right now. *slurrp*

River said...

Wonderful photos and what a great way to take a trip down to memory lane.


Girl Girl Hamster said...

You're such a sweet cute little puppy Tucker. :)
I love all the photos of you all

~ Girl girl

Katherine and Pippa, said...

They are lovely photos, and we haven't seen any of them before so it was good to see puppy Tucker, Dot and the pups, and a younger Thrawn and Dakota.

For me, it's easier to look at the older photos, rather than the more recent ones. Time just distances it all
that little bit, never enough, but a little helps.

Pleased Thrawn is home again though.

Katherine and Pippa

Maggie & Mitch said...

Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane. We enjoyed every single picture!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Hammer said...

Hi Brat Pack
Your photos are beautiful. Tucker you were a cute baby and Thrawn was a good looking dude. We feel so sad you've lost him. Our mum cries for my brothers and sisters in Heaven, but she keeps going coz she has us.
Thank you very much for joining the mission to find Beau. We really appreciate this. Stormy is the Supreme Commander so the mission won't fail.
Love from Hammer

wally said...

Those are some great pictures! You guys are lucky to have such a big and diverse family! Thrawn looks so happy in his pictures.


ps. Dot was pregnant when she was dumped?? That makes me want to bite someone!
pps. My ma ape says we have to clean the house for my granny's visit. So I plan on napping!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Awww... you guys all look so cute!! Thrawn's mask really changed didn't it? I wonder how our masks will change. Anyway, everyone was so cute, it's no wonder your mom snatched you all up!!


Kerrio said...

I adore that pic of Thrawn and Dakota in the indoor kennel. It does not matter that its not a "perfect" photo technically - it is just wonderful!

Thanks for sharing your memory lane with us :-)

Lady Kaos said...

Those are great pictures. You were such a cute puppy. Dot looks very scared in those pictures. She looks like I did when I was in the shelter. Thankfully we don't look like that anymore!!
This weekend I am going to "help" Mom and Dad take down the Christmas decorations.

Lisa said...

Thank you for the walk down memory lane. You were such a cute little pup and it was good to see Thrawn and Dakota. Poor Dot looks so sad back then, but not anymore. Every pic I see of her now she's smiling (except with the gentle leader on her nose). Where's the pictures of Sam???

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

awwh pictures capture the moments and hug the heart right?!

Happy New Year! & thanks fur sharing.

Love Licks & waggin TX tails

Mack said...

What a cute puppy you were Tucker!!

I hope you guys have a great weekend!

diane said...

Wonderful pictures, and great memories! Have a good weekend relaxing.

Jan said...

Wonderful memory pictures, but we understand about the meloncholy - however it's spelled. You miss Thrawn.

jan's funny farm

BamBam & Eski said...

nice to be sharing the memories you have there. am sure the pics tell more stories and bring back happy memories...
look at how much they've all grown!
they're really lucky to have met you M!

glad to know Thrawn is back with you.

*big furry hugz to all of you*

The Zoo Crew said...

Our mama can sit for hours looking at old photos.... Loved the trip down memory lane!

Peace + Paws,

Kai Kai

The Daily Echo said...

Those are fantastic pictures - thanks for sharing them with everyone. We know the shelters do the best they can but sometimes the breed labels they have are really funny. They told us our Shadow was a Shepherd Mix. Ummmm.....maybe her whiskers are shepherd.

Sparky said...

Oh my goodness Tucker! You were such a cute puppy - and look at those big paws. You know what they say about big paws right?! Tee-hee.

What a great trip down memory lane.

Orion and Cassie said...

I'm so glad you and your Mom posted those pictures! You were such a cute puppy and you've grown into such a handsome guy -- just like Dakota and Thrawn. :)


sharkgila said...

Those are great pictures. You all look so well loved.


DoGGa said...

Very cool pictures! Shame the thrawn cage one isn't better quality yes, but still, it's the memory that counts :0]

Balboa & Mommy said...

what beautiful memories, it is so evident that you are all loved and know love.

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