Friday, January 30, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Furry





FURRY

No need to guess very hard which furry is going to be here this week. Unfortunately I only have photos I had to scan and they are not brilliant. My favourite furry, sadly no longer with us but the best dog I ever had. May I present the charming Miss Cleo, otherwise known as my avatar.

The avatar photo is cropped from this one which is cropped from another larger photo taken with my daughter on her wedding day, twelve years ago.

I bought her when she was 5 months old, from someone who had come down with a serious illness and could not look after her. She was a gawky adolescent, not yet grown into her ears and not housetrained, would you believe?

When my granddaughter visited and was still in a high chair for meals, Cleo sat underneath waiting for the manna to fall from heaven. Of course she was often rewarded for her patience.

Cleo, sadly, no longer with us, for three or four years. Gone but never forgotten.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE




43 comments:

carolinavictory said...

Cleo was a beauty. Our furry friends are such a blessing to us. Happy weekend.

Annie
http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/

CherryPie said...

I can see why she was a favourite :-)

Crushed said...

You should check out the adverts for Cesar dogfood- the dog looks just like Cleo.

I was thinking of her actually, as I browsed the adverts earlier (I was looking for one in particular, for a post I may not actually publish now).

My Mum always gets annoyed if you don't leave at least SOMETHING for the dogs...

Pat said...

Oh, great post of Cleo!!

Happy Weekend.

Carver said...

Miss Cleo was clearly a lovely and much loved member of your family. These are all great shots but my favorite is the one of her underneath your grandchild's high chair. Hope you have a happy weekend.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous furry pics. :) Have a good weekend. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/01/photohuntfurry-tigger.html

CRIZ LAI said...

Awww... Cleo looked gorgeous! She would be happy running about over the rainbow bridge now. I love your furry post :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

I have my own furry friend, my staffie, he looks after me :)

Liz said...

She was a sweetheart all right.

TeacherJulie said...

Miss Cleo looks lovable! I am sure she gave you lots of joy :)

My PH:
http://teacherjulie.com/2009/01/31/okra-buds/

Bengbeng said...

I agree with Carver. the one with Celo at the bottom of the chair is the cutest. It shows how intelligent Cleo is

Dr.John said...

Departed pets leave us with such good memories.

YTSL said...

Cleo looks to have been quite the lovable character. Can definitely see why you continue to have fond memories of her.

Colin Campbell said...

Wow way too cute for a dog. Lovely. Hope it is a bit cooler where you are. Still sauna like here.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

She was a beautiful dog. Even in the photos, you can sense she had a quirky but loving character.

ancient one said...

Great tribute to your very favorite "furry" friend. Cleo will not be forgotten.

luna miranda said...

Cleo was gorgeous. my furry friend got sick the other day, and he's still under meds. hope you could drop by to see my furry friend.

barbarah said...

She's beautiful!

Mira said...

Sorry to hear that Cleo is not around anymore, my furry entry is also not with us anymore, we sorely miss him ;-( see him here http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/01/photo-hunt-5-furry.html

PastorMac's Ann said...

I'm sure you miss her. What great shots for "furry!" Love that second one. Smart puppy - she knew right where to sit!

Heart of Rachel said...

Miss Cleo was a beautiful dog. She must have been well loved by the family. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of her. Thanks for sharing.

mirage2g said...

Of course, no thinking about it...Miss Cleo is the best choice for the theme...or should I say, this theme was made for miss Cleo lol. Such a bright eyed cutie!

Happy weekend!

Randi said...

I truly understand that miss Cleo was a loved member of your family.
Westies are very special dogs - smart and cute!!!

Janice Thomson said...

I love her intense little eyes - what a cutey she was JMB. Sweet photos!

Dragonstar said...

She looks such a darling. Love the ear photo! You must miss her every day.

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

I have a positive menagerie. ^_^

Don't we make ourselves hostages to fortune by caring for them? But I think we would not be without them.

aliceaudrey said...

It's so hard go get scanned photos to look good.

Teena in Toronto said...

What a cute dog :)

I played too :)

Mrs Mecomber said...

Sweet Cleo! I also did Photo Hunters. I hope you get a chance to visit!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-furry/

Happy weekend!

byrningbunny said...

I'm very happy to meet furry & charming Cleo. We make certain friends that stay with us forever, and Cleo seems to be one. I have a few of those kinds of friends myself :) Thanks for sharing her with us.

Aileni said...

Absolutely super little dog, bright as a button.

Patricia said...

Cleo was a beautiful furry friend, JMB.

Ian Lidster said...

Awww -- what else can one say?

PowersTwinB said...

awww...Cleo was a doll! I'm sure you miss her everyday too! I think they are beautiful photos of her! My hunt is up please come and visit soon

Jazemaze said...

I'm touched especially when Cleo waited for manna from heaven.

Biker Betty said...

We used to have a Highland White Scottish terrier that looked very much like your Cleo. Cleo sounded like such a wonderful furry friend. She was a great choice for this theme. Have a great weekend.

Marites said...

Cleo looks so cute and adorable and it's sad to know that she's not with you anymore. I can symphatize as i just recently lost my dog too.

jams o donnell said...

She was such a beautiful dog. I love those eyes of hers! Do you ever think of getting another dog?

Hootin' Anni said...

Miss Cleo is a gorgeous dog. Her memories are with you always. I think the photos are terrific even if they ARE scanned.

Thanks for stopping by.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, she was so lovely.

Lulubelle B said...

Hi! Saw your avatar on BlogCatalog and clicked through. Your Cleo made me smile. My Daisy was a rescue Westie. We had eight wonderful years together. Westies are a great breed, small but feisty. Nice to meet you. :^D

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Cute babies...2 & 4 legged.

Ellee Seymour said...

What lovely family pics. Cleo looks adorable.