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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Sepia Saturday - Furry Cuddles

Sepia Saturday give bloggers an opportunity to share their family history through photographs.   

There could only be one take for me on this week's theme - our much loved pets 

Our daughter was five  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 surreptitiously 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. 


 Sleeping  Beauties!
Colleen died suddenly 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!


It's Love! 

(Based on an earlier posting in  the 2011 series 52 Weeks of Persona lGenealogy)

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  1. Lovely pictures of your much-loved family pets Sue. Those eyes!

  2. Wonderful pictures. I especially like the one of Neil with Colleen. Sleeping Beauties, indeed! :)) And yes, I could see Cass being a Disney princess without doubt! Both beautiful and cute - a winning combination.

  3. Cass looks very royal. Isn't it painful to lose these beloved pets?

  4. That's so great that you all found an affinity for Cockers, and had three in a row.

  5. Cocker spaniels always look faithful and trusting, and yours were no exception I'm sure. A nice tribute to them.

  6. Oh my goodness -- that last picture says it all!

  7. Once you've had a pet it's hard to do without one.

  8. We have lots of Cocker Spaniels in our village but none as colourful as Cass. One of our friends used to have two blue roans with eyes that you would never forget.

  9. Gorgeous dogs. You don't see many Cockers here on Long Island (NY) but my mother had one when she was young. That last picture,oh, the love!

  10. We never had dogs or cats growing up. Not sure why.

  11. I couldn't image living without my animals by my side!


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