Our first family dog. Greatly missed.


Journaling reads: Cookie was the first dog I remember having. We took her in when her owner could no longer keep her. She was tossed into a family with 4 girls, all of whom were very affectionate with her to the point of hugging and smothering her to death. She handled it all, without ever snapping or growling. Prior to our moving to the country, I attended Edgar C Stiles school (a K through 12 school), which was about 1/2 mile from home. Often times when we walked to school, Cookie would escort us. My mom had a West Haven street cop look out for us on our walk. He was always very nice to us, and would say hi to Cookie as well. To think back on it now, the streets were pretty busy, and it amazes me that Cookie never got run over. Come 3:00, when school let out, I would sometimes find her sitting on the massive front steps, waiting for me. Days that I had to stay late, the bus driver would also allow Cookie on the bus, and she would sit beside me. I think back to those days, and cannot believe that we thought nothing of this, never fearing that she would be hit by a car, or would get lost, or bite another child or that I would get in trouble for having my dog be on school grounds all day. Things were different then. I still tear up when I think of that sweet dog that was our constant companion up through high school before she passed away. I cannot say any dog since can compare to her, as she was our first dog.


I don't think I have ever used such a small amount of items on a page. It feels weird. It is also quite a different style than I am use to, but I'm trying to try new things.


Items used:
Bradded frames No. 3
Metal Rimmed Tags No. 1
Bound Paper Pack No. 02


Fonts: Pea Shelley Belley, Arialic Hollow


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