|I'm about 7 here, holding my Gramam's puppy, Maxie.|
|Snuggling with Heidi in my footie pajamas. My brother is reading something very ambitious!|
Below is Fritz with Echo, whom my brother found on the mountain-side
|Fritz with Maggie, an SPCA mixed breed|
There were always other assorted pets in our not-too-big house, like hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, and other dogs. I'm so grateful I was raised in a family that valued all of God's creations. Through my family's pets I learned about responsibility, compassion, patience, discipline, and fun. A great deal of fun. In return I received so much unconditional love.
When we went to get our family portrait taken, in 1986, we took our Snickelfritz along. At the time not too many people were dragging their dogs along for family portraits, and I was so thrilled we did. See? Look at my smile. Doesn't it just say "THRILLED"? haha And don't even think of making fun of my poofy mullet! It was the mid-80s! Mullets were required by law.