Archive for the ‘Canine Companions’ Category

Beautiful Neighbors: Patti, Kolo and Rocky

March 28th, 2017 Comments off

Beautiful neighbors Patti, Kolo and Rocky. Pure bred Cocker Spaniels: Kolo has black and white markings much like my Cockapoo Ralphie.  Rocky is just gorgeous on his own.  Friendly, sweet, loving . . . great dogs.  Patti held them in place while I snapped their photos.  Thanks to all three!

Good job, Boys!

Hey Doofus!

December 29th, 2016 Comments off


Hey Doofus, don’t act like you don’t know you’re sitting on me.  This is the third time this week!

Just in Time!

October 22nd, 2016 Comments off


Marc Maas


Just before this dog was to be euthanized, he was rescued. Look at the gratitude on his face.  Let’s shut down puppy mills and rescue more sweet boys like this one.  

My Ralphie was a rescued pup from the heart of the city.  No doubt he would have died from hunger, abuse, or accident on the streets of Los Angeles if a compassionate woman named Delia had not taken him under her wing and found him a home. 

Ralphie  gave me his devoted love and protection every day to say thanks. 


(Flashback to 2012). Ralphie Protests!

October 18th, 2016 1 comment

“This is just wrong,

WRONG I say!

What’s happened to you?

Have you become Stepford Dogs?

Did some costuming clown attack

you in the middle of the night?

Run boys, run, while you still know how!”

From the REALLY COOL GIFT SHOP, a sign I need. Shared by S. Diehl

July 2nd, 2016 Comments off


Happy Birthday to Lily Simpkins

January 29th, 2016 Comments off


Happy thirteenth birthday to our sweet dog Lily. Here she is celebrating with our other dog, Lily’s older sister and best friend Sadie. (Lily is the blonde.)

Sidney and Linda Simpkins

Yeah Baby, this is the life!

January 19th, 2016 Comments off

Doggy on my bed?

December 29th, 2015 Comments off

Reading the rules about dogs made me think of Ralphie, of course. He was an unusual little dog, a Cockapoo with a wonderful  personality. He has been gone now for a few years but people still mention him to me and what a funny little dog he was.  

As much as I loved Ralphie,  he did not sleep on my bed. Oh he would have been liked that I’m sure, but at the time I had a twin size bed and there just wasn’t enough room for him. Actually, there was room for the little 16 pounder, but he wanted to be next to me and I just could not be comfortable with him in the bed. The only time he slept through the night on my bed was the night I found out he had, as the  cardiac specialist said, “broken his heart”. It was the beginning of a two-year vigil, not knowing how long he would be with me. That night he was upset and so was I, and I sacrificed a good night’s sleep for him. If I had had my queen size bed as I have now, maybe he would have slept with me more, but I doubt it. I had to draw the line someplace with that sweet boy.

Muneca,  my 30 pound  Cockapoo,  is content to sleep next to my bed. Of course she is at risk when she is deep in sleep and I decide to get out of bed in the middle of the night. Her coat is black, as was Ralphie’s, and I can’t see her in the dark, so she has to watch out for my movement in the nighttime. She has had a few close calls, but I haven’t stepped on her yet. Usually when I wake her up she will go on to her doggy bed in the other room.  In her old age (she and I are about the same age) she tends to snore, and between the two of us I’m sure we must make  quite a duet in the night. Ha ha 

It’s a dog’s life!

December 29th, 2015 Comments off


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