Faithful Companion


Our sweet English Shepherd, Cassie, resting her head on her toy after playing with Mama for a while…

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
~ Mark Twain

“To those who have cherished an affection for a faithful and sagacious dog, I need hardly be at the trouble of explaining the nature or the intensity of the gratification thus derivable.”

~ Edgar Allan Poe (“The Black Cat”)

Lassie 1977

My beloved “Lassie”, circa 1977, at the Homestead

I had one dog growing up. Her name was “Lassie” (original, I know, but she was a full-blooded collie, though the runt of the litter, and the sweetest, most faithful, loyal and intelligent dog I’ve ever known).

Cassie is my dog now…a full-blooded English shepherd, who is also sweet and loyal. We also have two cats, and I had cats all my life growing up, but there is something about a faithful dog that tugs my heartstrings.

Anyone else have or have loved  a pet they still cherish?

One thought on “Faithful Companion

  1. In New York with my family lives a beautiful 6-year-old black kitty named Claire that I chose when she was a kitten. Sadly, she couldn’t move with me when I moved to Tennessee in May. When I moved in with my boyfriend, we had his two pitbulls, K-os (Chaos) and Tasha Marie, and they now live with our exroommates down here. Nowadays, I’m the mommy to an adorable black pitbull named Roscoe my boyfriend rescued while he was working 🙂 We’re also planning on getting a kitten very soon so Roscoe has a friend/”sibling”.
    Considering we’re quite certain I cannot have children, our pets are our kids and I couldn’t be happier 😀

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