Our New Pet

Abby’s beloved poochi-doo passed away in September. Katie was a member of our family for over 10 years and we still miss her little presence. It’s the small things that bring a wave of remembrance and sadness.

The family who gave her to Abby had a fenced in yard where Katie was able to roam without harm, but we have no such containment over here. I always felt bad about that. We have the pool fence, but she could easily walk between the rails. She was a small pup, so I assume she had a small bladder, but she wanted to go outside even more than she probably needed to.

We have a large field behind us that is home to all sorts of wildlife that would have liked to have her for a snack, so just letting her go out was not really an option. Plus, Girlfriend was a wanderer and not to be trusted. We came upon this solution, I would put her on a leash and put the handle under the front porch chair. She could be outside, nibble a little grass and use the restroom if needed, with the added bonus of knowing she was probably too close to the house to be  targeted by an owl or hawk. That was the hope anyway.

This was her usual spot, just sitting a spell, taking in the summer day.

Our front porch seemed lonely.

When Mrs. Schmenkman was here last month for the opening of Capri Deb’s art show, which I have not yet told you all about, we did a little shopping. As you do.

Schmenky found this at Marshall’s


It’s about the right size, the nose is bigger and it weighs three or four times as much as The Bubbas ever did, but that’s our girl!




Hello Katie Katherine Bubbas!




  1. pravolar said,

    June 6, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Made me cry a little. 😦

  2. deb said,

    June 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Lis’ is a particularly good finder of special things….we need to find her a Pudge.

  3. warrenp94 said,

    June 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    That’s a cool memorial!

  4. June 12, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    I have a cement dog statue with a basket in it’s mouth. I plant forget-me-nots around the statue and put flowers in the basket. Underneath the statue in the ground is her dog collar and tennis ball. It’s sad to lose cherish pets. I love your little remembrance. It’s perfect!

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