Yes, before I started putting glasses on cats, I was putting them on dogs!
Well, one dog. That's Mandy, our beloved Cocker Spaniel -- the very first pet I ever had! I think I was in the third grade when got her. She was very tolerant, and never seems to mind TOO much when I accessorized her. Somewhere there's a photo of her sporting a pair of pink terrycloth jogging shorts and matching tube top. The expression on her face says "REALLY?"
I will never forget the day she joined our family. My dad came home with a box that read "Xerox" on the side and he announced he had a surprise for us. I remember trying to sound out the word "Xerox" and wondering what that might mean. He put the box on the floor then lifted the lid to reveal the adorable, tiny puppy inside. That was probably one of the best days of my childhood. Maybe the best.
Mandy was a great dog, we had some very good years with her, and when she passed, we got a second black Cocker Spaniel named Emily. I know I'm a bit biased, but Cocker Spaniel puppies are pretty dang cute. Here's Emily.
I'm not 100% sure who took these photos, but most likely, it was my dad. He was usually the one with the camera back then.
I've been working on a lot of projects with my parents and haven't taken much time to take photos of Nigel and Mimsey. Also, I didn't bring my "good" camera on this trip, and I never feel too inspired to take cat photos with my phone.
But here are a couple!
This is Mimsey's favorite napping spot and she always throws one arm over the rail. It always makes me laugh.
Nigel loves curling up in the front window.
They're such sweeties, and I sure do enjoy getting to spend some time with them. They're both affectionate and happy to receive some loving. Nigel gives good hugs.
I'm heading back home this afternoon and can't wait to see Bean and Wylla. We've Skyped a few times, which has been great, but I'm missing their hugs! And Craig! I'm missing him, too!
I'll try to get some more Mimsey and Nigel photos before I go. Look for those over on Instagram!