Today we’re happy to welcome Linda Shook back with us. Linda has been a guest blogger with Over The Backyard Fence but it has been way to long since she’s joined us. Hopefully this will be the first of many more posts from Linda.

unnamedMy son, Jim will be turning 44 this next August 12th…..I find myself reflecting back over the years when I think of my two kids upcoming birthdays each year. This is about a special friend who came to the Shook house in August 1974;

Around the time of my son’s 3rd birthday (August 12, 1974), my former husband was working out of town with the railroad. He kept calling me telling me about this cute puppy in the window of a pet shop and he thought that Jimmy should have him. I have to admit I wasn’t real excited about having a puppy…we already had two cats and I felt that was enough. Well, the dad won out and when he came home at the end of the week he brought this sweet little beagle/terrier mix puppy. We named him Frisky~because he was. Frisky submitted to all the things a 3 year old boy could do to a puppy, riding down the swing set slide on his master’s lap, getting a bath in the small back yard fish pond (Frisky always hated water activities), never once growling or nipping. He loved to run, especially when we took him camping with us at Kalaloch Beach. His legs were so short, that when he ran at full speed it looked like he was skimming along on his little round belly. Frisky and Jimmy were inseparable for the 11 years . The last couple years of his life he developed congestive heart failure and we finally had to let him go. He was a great pal to my son, a great friend of our family and a great watch dog….we will always remember the fun times we had with Frisky.


7 responses to “Frisky

  1. What cuties. Right now, for the first time ever, I don’t have a dog. I’m making the choice not to get another but I’m finding myself looking with yearning at a lot of the dogs out for a walk with their people. There is a lot of freedom being on own but everything including freedom comes with a price.

    I don’t know about you but my kid’s birthdays make me feel older than mine do. 🙂 🙂

  2. Ahhhh, we had a Frisky when I was growing up, a blond spaniel. Loved that dog. And I’m loving the memories your post is stirring up in me. There’s nothing better than the relationship between a child and his (or her) pet! So glad to see you back here, Linda!

  3. Valerie J. Patterson

    Our 4-egged furry family members sure do leave paw prints upon our hearts, don’t they? So glad Frisky had such a loving family to call his own! 😛

  4. What a sweet story– absolutely loved it. Brought back lots of memories!!

  5. Real cuties and a lovely story. Brought back memories of my own daughter when she was young. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. Aww, so lovely. These four legged babies really do something special to our hearts, don’t they?

  7. what a cutie and what an awesome picture full of love. Jillian

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