My fur-buddies over the years include the four exceptional characters BELOW:

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Ebony at barely over one-year-old. She had a lot of growing to do, topping out at 124 pounds as an unbred adult female. A first swimming experience with me at Port Clinton, Ohio, is the occasion for this 1998 picture. When I adopted Ebony, she weighed 75 pounds.

At the left (ABOVE) is regal Mick (1966-1972). An Irish Setter mix, Mick was my first adopted companion. I was 20-years-old and lived in Columbus, Ohio, in my first away-from-home apartment at the time I adopted Mick.

On the right is our family dog, Smokey (1986-1997.), an English Sheep Dog/Poodle mix. I adopted him when I was raising my two children in the 1980s, and he particularly bonded with my son.

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ABOVE: My current little pal, Cee-Cee, is nine-years-old. She became my adoptee in 2010, less than two years after Smokey went to Heaven, where all good dogs go.

Cee-Cee, who watches and follows my every step, is a people-lover like no other dog I’ve seen. On a daily basis, she needs to meet and greet everyone she can in our apartment building.

A Basenji and Border Terrier mix, Cee-Cee is a Pet Parade winner (2012) and garnered a Best Curly Tail Contest victory in 2013.

“All Things of Dogs” is my blog playground for all fur-babies everywhere. Each one of mine was a Humane Society adoptee, and all four held/hold a special place in my life story.

Don’t forget to help your local animal shelter and the Humane Society. They are gold mines in which loyal life companions can be found.

*****Credit:
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

(Visit my Second Primary blog “Horses and Animals Are Talkin” at:
http://www.horsesandanimalsaretalkin.wordpress.com
to read fur-baby and pet stories told through their eyes.)

(Cee-Cee also appears as BUCKEYE TUT-HUT-NUT-MUTT at:
http://www.chickensoupforbuckeyes.wordpress.com )

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