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Saturday, June 4, 2011

This post is for George!

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Mom has been wanting to post pictures of her long passed Welsh Terriers.  She said she considered getting one instead of me...holy cow! Can you believe that? I find it hard to wrap my head around. I do think they look like they would be a ton of fun to play with though. We don't have any around here that I have met as yet.
~Ryker



My father got Corkie when I was fresh out of college and living on my own. He was totally in love with this pup.

She was a "Pet Quality" pup, not destine to be a show dog.  She was a great pet and devoted companion.


She was daddy's girl, but loving and wonderful with every one.


Dad learned to clip her himself. He did a pretty good job of it.


Corkie LOVED to open packages.  She thought every package was for her.  She had to be watched very carefully at Christmas time but once Christmas morning came she had to open them all!  We spent a lot of time wrapping many milk bones up for her.  She had such enthusiasm!


But Corkie's real love she shared with her dad...and that was duck hunting.  She put many a retriever to shame on the duck flats.  Here she is bringing in a duck.



Duffel Dog
She loved it so much that when she saw dad starting to pack the car up she would try and hide in the car so he wouldn't forget to take her!


Corkie Island


Dock Diving




She had an army sleeping bag that was her bed in camp.  I don't think there was anyplace that she and dad would rather be than roaming the duck flats.


When Corkie was about five years old dad got a second Welsh Terrier.
Skippy or Skip for short.  He was very handsome and sweet as could be.


But little Skip ad problems. He developed terrible seizures that did not respond to medication and before he reached a year of age we had to put him down.  It was heartbreaking. 


Corkie lived to the age of twelve and died of cancer of the jaw.  Welch Terriers will always have a place in my heart.  They are wonderful dogs, sweet, curious, energetic, smart and eager to please, a perfect package.






Awesome, the smell of brewing coffee as you wake.






c

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, and such wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing! I really like the photo of Corkie on her own little island. So sad about Skip though. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to see one so young suffering and have to let him go.

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  2. I love terriers. They're feisty and stubborn, but adorable. Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  3. They sound like a fabulous pair, and great company for your family! It's funny how those dogs of your childhood stay with you through life. :)

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  4. such an adorable pair
    Benny & Lily

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  5. What a darling duo!
    George is going to love this!! Skip looks a bit like George.
    You know how we feel about all the terriers! :)
    (They are right up there with Aussies!)

    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  6. Great walk down memory lane ... thanks for the photos, too.

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  7. Corkie sounds like a great sport dog and a good companion. I'm so sorry Skip didn't stay long, the seizure is still a scary monster to many of our blogger friends today. Hopefully there will be some medicine soon which can help my friends.

    Thanks for those fond memories and photos!

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  8. What fun your Mom's Dad had with Corkie! Luved the lil island :D Bet you would have had tons of fun playing with her Ryker! :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  9. It's so nice to have those memories and the photos to go along with them. It sounds like your Dad and Corkie were great companions.

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  10. What great pics and sweet (bittersweet) memories. Sigh.
    Diane and Cosmo

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  11. OMG we are all jumping up and down this end, thanks so much for sharing and showing us the lovely Welshies in your life, so sad about Skip, your dad sure had loads of good times with Corkie. Loved seeing the photos and thanks for doing the post:)
    Ryker, mom may have a soft spot for WT'S but she loves you to bits, who wouldn't you are so hansome.
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

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  12. Aww..thanks for sharing these photos with us. We have a lot of terriers that go to our training club and boy can some of them be stubborn though. haha. They were very cute and so sorry you lost the second one at such a young age, that can't be easy. :(

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  13. Such a wonderful walk down memory lane!

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