Meet Tubby. Tubby is the dog my parents got to help on the farm when I was about 15. They brought him home and I thought I was too cool for a puppy and that I didn't want to have anything to do with him. But, that was not the case. It was love at first sight, best friends immediately!
I snapped this photo of him one day when I was practicing for my photography class when I was in High School. I developed the film and the print myself! This was back before digital cameras were available to anyone and everyone.
The day came for me to move out of my parents house and I had to say goodbye to my loyal, best buddy. Good bye never lasted long because I visited home often, even moved back twice :)
Then, another sad day came (sad for Tubby), the day I brought Arlo home. Tubby never cared for Arlo but I think that is because he had turned grumpy and tired by the time Arlo came around. Tubby was a working cattle dog so he put in many years of work for my Dad.
I have been watching him get older and weaker for a few years now. I got the phone call this morning that he had gone to doggie heaven. The last few times I visited home I took a few moments to spend with him just in case it was the last.Tubby Dog, you'll be in my heart forever.