Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Companionable

I was very pleased to see that the Weekly Photo Challenge was “Companionable”, this morning.

For those of us who are old enough to remember the television show “The Six Million Dollar Man”…… I give you….

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…my Six Million Dollar dog, or pup in this case. He had to earn his name. When I was offered a pup, from a litter of about ten. He ran up to me as I arrived and that was that. He was christened “Brandy” by my wife and from late 1988 until a sad Sunday morning in September 2001….where I went, Brandy went.

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About 1996, Brandy suffered an eye infection which necessitated him being locked in the wool shed (the darkest place I could find) and to have his eye medicated at least twice a day. The greatest indignity was the bucket he had to wear so he could not scratch, or irritate, his eye during that time. This was to earn him the nickname, “Buckethead”. What else could it be?

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About three weeks before Brandy passed onto a world without sheep to chase, he became a “dad” for the first time. At least the first time I was aware of. Once again in this tribe of six puppies there was one who would always ‘ferret’ her way through her litter mates to be next to my body when they were small enough to nurse all six on my knees.

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She was christened “Ginger” and is still with us today. Her eye sight is not as good as it was, but she never fails to bound down the drive and twist herself inside out as she greets me upon arriving home from work.

Ginger’s life has been much easier than her father’s. She has not had the responsibility of working, but she has extended my memories of Brandy and created some of her own for me. Both father and daughter are both of a similar, small, build for their breed and they are/were both ‘my’ dogs. In my sixty plus years I have only had one other canine companion who ran a distant third to Brandy and Ginger.

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My favourite.

After being a stressful baby, Number 2, and I often were out and about the farm together as he enjoyed (still does) socialising and ‘helping’ at a very young age.

Sadly, as with many children, he was kidnapped about 10 years ago, by the “Teens”. But if I can pre-book, about a week in advance, and remind him every day of that week, he will still help his dear old dad…….occasionally.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable (dailypost.wordpress.com)

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32 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Companionable

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  3. …what beautiful dogs you have!
    its obvious you love animals, so that makes 2 of us!
    im on my 2nd dog…the first one i had to leave behind when i was a child, and dad decided that we were going to england…all i remember from those days is that i cried my eyes out, missing Jimmy, a beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback/Alsation cross…never seen such a strong dog as that one since!
    now, some 40 years later, we decided it was time we brought another one into our lives….Simba is a beautiful gold and black alsation…a gentle giant and so intelligent…but as you probably know, dogs always come with a grief-factor built-in…soon as you get to know them, they leave you….im dreading the day….

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    • The ‘grief factor’ is part of living on a farm with all animals. Dogs particularly become part of your life…two years of training, four years of a good working dog, then you realise that he/she is slowing down and you begin to look for another pup to train to begin the cycle again. Their unconditional loyalty surpasses any other animal.

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  5. I enjoyed reading this post, it reminded me of my dear companions – many of them, who have left this world. We have 7 dogs still, a new batch, but they always remind me of those who have gone ahead – fond memories of companions of the past.

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    • I could not have put it better. Most of the photos posted were old film prints, or very early do goals, so there was to,e to reminisce about the attributes and personalities of all our dogs and cats. I always had at least four main workers worth a couple of “trainees” along with a pet Labrador. So many memories. I really don’t want to think about Ginger’s demise as it will be, the end of an era.

      Thanks for stopping by and reading, enjoying and commenting on my post.

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    • Yes! The unconditional love of canines is easier to cope with than (most) teenagers. My very first main stream teaching job was 10 periods of Year 8 Maths – 10 periods per week, three on Fridays. It was a memorable time for all the wrong reasons. And yet it made all the good kids, I’ve worked with since then, shine.

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