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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt #18: Childhood


"CHILDHOOD"


The Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt theme for this week is CHILDHOOD, so I chose this photo of Mom's first best friend from her childhood: Peaches.

When Mom was a very little girl of five years and our Uncle James was merely two, they got a dog. This dog wasn't their first pet 'cuz they had goldfish and red-earred turtles ... But this was the first pet that could sleep on Mom's bed and go for walks and ride in the back seat of the car.

Before she belonged to Mom, Peaches was owned by an old lady who also had Peaches' brother. At the time, Peaches was named "Deana" ... The same name as the girl down the street who used to play "Barbies" with Mom afterschool.

Mom and Peaches were inseparable (much like Mom and I are today). Peaches used to go on long walks with Mom and would get to go camping, too. I don't get to do those things. Sometimes I wish that I had a stroller so that I could accompany Mom.

I never met Peaches 'cuz I was born in 1993 and Peaches went to the Bridge on March 9, 1989 when she was more than eighteen years old (and Mom was nearly twenty-two).

11 comments:

Daisy said...

Hey! My Mommie had a poodle when she was a little girl too! Hers was a miniature apricot poodle named Andy. Peaches looks cute!

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

I loved this story. It was so touching to read about their relationship. You have a special Mommy who was well cared for by her Peaches!

Suzanne said...

i have many good memories of your mom when she was the age in that picture. lots of good memories about peaches, too!

you're one lucky kitty girl, dmm, to have her as your mom.

love
--suz

Parker said...

That was a very sweet story! Thanks to your Mommy for sharing it!

The Meezer Gang said...

That doggie looks like the happiest doggie in the world!!!

Caesar and Princess said...

This is a beautiful picture.
That doggie looks happy too

Marie the Defender said...

Wow - Peaches lived so long for a dog!!! Say....do you think maybe she was really a cat underneath all that curly doggie fur?? She lives as long as a cat!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Mommy says she loves the picture and she remembers vaguely having Peaches visit and eating ice cream.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

DaisyMae, like your mom, my mom had a dog before she had a cat. When did your mom first live with a cat?

~Jake

Tara said...

What a precious picture and lovely story. My mom also first had a dog before a cat, and like your mom, her first dog Moppit lived into Mom's early twenties, probably at least 20 years (Mom can't remember exactly when she got Moppit).
Tara

DaisyMae Maus said...

Mom first lived with cats on August 4, 1988 when she rescued Meemaw and her three kittens (the fourth had been stolen). She suddenly went from "dog" to "doggie-godmother, cat, and kittens" overnight!
DMM