For those of you that have pets, you most likely agree that having furry friends is one of the best parts of life. I know it has been for me. My first pet as an adult was my dog Dinky. I first met her in 1997 in southern California. My husband picked her out, she was the runt of the litter. She was quite a barker! Being a Chihuahua/Poodle mix, she barked and barked for 17 years.

She traveled with my husband and me to many job sites over the years. Always our faithful, loving companion. She has been gone for 8 years now. I think of her often. Animals leave a mark on our hearts. She was very spunky and just a joy. Life is quieter now, but not as sweet as since she left.

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Three months after her passing, we got her brother Deuce who was around 2. My husband picks out the dogs and names them. We actually named him Dinky the 2nd, and since he is a boy, Deuce, as in two. Deuce was at a shelter in Anaconda, Montana. He's a little calmer than Dinky was, but being that he too has the Chihuahua/Poodle thing, sweet and fun!

Deuce has also been with us to many job sites and different states. The love a pet gives you is endless. Deuce is about 10 now, and I hope he has many more years with us. If only they could be with us a lot longer, right?

Adopting from a local shelter is awesome. There are always dogs or cats that need their forever homes.

Well, I better get back to finishing dinner, Deuce loves to be in the kitchen, he hasn't figured out yet that I'm cooking for the humans.

Friends for 175 years!

My Furry Friends!

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