When my mother was 6 months pregnant with me, my Mom and Dad also brought Duchess into our lives. She was a joyful, playful girl whose goofiness was probably what we loved most about her. Sadly, she died at only 8 years old. With three broken hearted little girls (my sisters and I were devastated), they quickly found another puppy, and we named her Duchess II. As you can see from the pictures, she too was always central in our lives. The puppy is Duchess I, and the second two are Duchess II.
Looks like you were destined to have another GSD in your life. Love the last pic of you both smiling. Your Mom was a brave woman to have both human and canine babies at the same time!
My mother had no idea what she was in for. She embraced life totally: the babies, puppies, hubby coming home after a hard day at work. Duchess’s life was immersed in ours – I’m sure my parents never studied the importance of training and socialization. As a member of our family, she belonged with us, and went everywhere we went. Three little girls, dressed alike, with an enormous GSD, visiting national landmarks like Mystic Seaport, vacationing at Virginia Beach, or just falling asleep together in a pile of furry fluff and ponytails.
Great story! Thank you for sharing.
My Moms’ name too!. 🙂 I love your sharing.
My first exposure to a GSD was a dog named King. My family had no idea what to do/how to react with a GSD. King was, in my eyes magnificent. I was around 8yrs old. King was a trained “junk yard dog” but he was to me gorgeous (he was). Mom was scared of him, I was fascinated by him, Dad didn’t know what to do with him. …so he chained him around our toilet for the night.
HaHaHa…….well guess who didn’t have a toilet to use in the morning? LOL
Sadly, King went back to “his people”?….And I was left with a yearning for this type of “King” dog.
They are The King of Dogs……..The German Shepherd Dog
Terri and Qwendi(Gavin/Inga)