Saturday, May 24, 2008

Camera Critter Sunday No. 7

For this week's Camera Critter Meme, I'll be a bit nostalgic.

Back in the late 70s, I came back from Europe to a changed family structure. My sister had found a new beau and with him came a love of Red Doberman Pinschers. When they bought a house of their own, they also acquired a pair of pinschers and began breeding them.

When I returned from one of my many trips to some strange, out of the way part of the world, I met the pair of dogs for the first time. They immediately took me and I to them.

My sister's house was on the south side of Chicago and although not a rough neighborhood, not many people wandered the streets and alleys of the area at night. However, my sister never feared to do so when she went for a walk with Rommel and Dancer.

Nor did I. I loved those dogs as if they were my own and during the week or so I was back in town, those beautiful animals treated me as if I was their one and only. They were so attached to me, that my sister once said Dancer (the female) would mope around the house for about week after I left and Rommel (the male) would be sad for about a day.

And I always enjoyed seeing their smiling faces when I returned.

The pair are long gone now, but I still miss them. The photo below is the only photo I carry in my wallet. Thats Rommel in the middle and Dancer on the right. And of course, me on the left.

9 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

I'm glad you were able to find that pic to post *big grin*

Those are two of the most gorgeous creatures (second to my wolf boyfriend, of course) that I have ever seen. They were absolutely stunning!

G, I can't imagine why anyone would feel safe with those two around... bwahahahaha.

Juliana RW said...

what a such memory of your dogs...

My CC in here Thanks

babooshka said...

What a brilliant post. Nice to wallow in nostalgia. They looked like fine dogs and so nice of you to imoortalize their image.

Sharon said...

They are beautiful. It sounds like you have a lot of fond memories of them. Did you ever get another Dobie?

i beati said...

beauties - an amazing bred. I want to get one some day !! sandy

ratmammy said...

i loved your story about these beloved dogs......

Indrani said...

That is sad, I can understand, since I lost one sometime back. Great pic to carry in your wallet.

Tammy said...

I think I watch too many movies, because that type of dog scares me.

AppleDebbie said...

Oh my gosh, what handsome dogs! What a wonderful photo to carry in your wallet.