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Sepia Saturday give bloggers an opportunity to share their family history through photographs.This week'swartime poster promptfeatured a dog, so for me there could only be one take on this theme - PETS.
Our daughter was 5 years old and Crufts Dog Championships Show was on television - how could we resist that combination. The result by the summer was that Beauty a golden cocker spaniel became part of the family.
It was a sad time when we lost Beauty at the age of nine, and we said we would not go through that again. But surreptiously we were all looking at adverts in the local papers, and within a month we had Colleen - a 2 year old gentle blue roan cocker. Somewhere amongst all that dark fur, there were two liquid eyes.
Colleen died suddenty at seven years old at a time when there were other stresses in the family. We could not imagine family life without a dog and that had to be another cocker spaniel. So within a few months we had puppy Casmir (Cass) - an orange roan cocker - she had such a distinctive colouring, she became well known around our small town and lived to the grand age of 13.
I always felt that if Cass starred in a Disney cartoon, she would be the Princess. Judge for yourself here!
Three much loved pets who are a part of our family memories.
(Based on an earlier posting in the 2011 series52 Weeks of PersonalGenealogy)