- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2019
Why don’t we all share photos and stories of pets we had in childhood. My current oldest dog we got when I was 13, but I have posted about her here before. The pic and story I am going to share is about our first dog (who was still alive when we got our current oldest), Sally. We got her at the beginning of 1997, when I was 6 and my sister was 3. Sally was 10 weeks old, she was the only puppy left at the breeder, and we loved her right away. The breeder had named her Rose, so we used Rose as her middle name. Sally Rose. She became my furry best friend, a beloved companion.
There was a girl next door, who was 2 years older than me, whose family also had a dog, one a little older than Sally. The mums would walk us girls up to our classrooms every day (the school was just up the road) with dogs in tow. One day the dogs both got out, and walked up to the school on their own to come find us. Sally was approaching my classroom when she was caught and taken into the office. I sat with her until Mum came to pick her up.
My parents decided to get another dog in 2003 to give Sally some more companionship during the day (our current oldest, Molly). Sally died January 2nd 2006. My family and I were staying at a unit at the beach, someone was housesitting and looking after the dogs. She called that morning saying that Sally was very sick. My dad and I jumped in the car straight away, as we were driving back, my Mum and sister got a call (they were still at the unit) saying that Sally had died. We got home and I saw her lying on the floor outside the bathroom. I cried over her body for a good half an hour, before Dad said he had to take her to the RSPCA. We buried her collar, I still miss her so much.
Share your stories and photos of your beloved family pets!
This photo was taken in June/July 1998, when I was about to turn 8, Sally was about to turn 2.