Tuesday, August 23, 2005

So Many Four-Legged Friends

I keep "meeting" all these amazing wires and other four-legged friends online.
Hailing all the way from Marysville, Washington - which according to my research is "situated near picturesque mountains, lakes, rivers and the Puget Sound, on the north crescent of the fertile Snohomish River Delta." It is also known as "The Strawberry City." I wonder why?

So there amongst the strawberries live the Savage hounds - Woody and Amelia who are 7 year old siblings (pictured below right with their human dad Philip and in the foreground, left). Poor Woody and Amelia aren't well at the moment, so please join me in wishing them well! They also live with Alexandra, their mom and Beau who is not a wire, but we still love him! Next to Alexandra, standing on the plank, is Sir Dagwood of Bumstead who passed on earlier this year.

Nearer to us here in Philly, are Niall, Tessa and Ruffles who live in Middletown, New Jersey with their mom Barbara. Niall (pictured below in the center) is named after an Irish King who was active early-to-mid 5th century. He is said to have made raids on the coastlines of Britannia and Gaul: these raids are usually credited with bringing Saint Patrick to Ireland as a boy. So say thanks to Niall for bringing us St. Patrick's Day - a day on which Tilly I'm sure, has an extra swig of beer! Tessa (pictured left) is a 9-year old gal and Ruffles (right) is a Jack Russel who works as a therapy dog!

And then there is the incorrigable Pippin - that bee-loving canine, who lives with his sister Maggie, and human mom Pat (the poor whench who got stung last week!). Below is a picture of the siblings, with Pippin having a grand ol' time belly-up. He is a funny fella!


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