Monday, February 23, 2009

My Old Friend, Friend

In the course of blogging, mention was previously made of my childhood dog, Friend, who was half St. Bernard and half Bassett Hound. My blogging friend, Charmaine Manley, whose blog is linked to the right, expressed an interest in seeing such a beast, and as his photo just surfaced, it's a pleasure to oblige.

Friend wasn't particularly bright, but what he lacked in brains he made up for in personality and heart. My sister's dog, Happy (half German Shepherd and half coyote), acquired at the same time from the same dog pound, was the leader of the two. Where H-Dog raced, Friend lumbered, always bringing up the rear. Loyal as the day is long, they were devoted pets who brought years of companionship, affection and fun.


High Desert Diva said...

Oh Friend! I'm glad the pictures surfaced. What a treat to see the photos....St. B & hound...such an unusual combination.

Ann said...

How did you cross a St Bernard with a Basset hound. I thought St Bernard is a big dog.

Did friend have short legs?

Cheryl Ann said...

He looks like a very nice dog! We had a St. Bernard come live with us once for about 2 weeks. He lived across the road and down a ways. He merely walked over his front yard picket fence and ended up at our apartment! When we found out where he lived, we walked him home! Bear was his name!