Major belonged to my wife's sister, but was looked after by her parents. We have never owned a dog ourselves but our younger son and our daughter have made up for this. My son has had three Irish Water Spaniels over the years, two of them at the same time.
|Milly and Cara|
You may read about Milly and Cara here
Sam and Maxie were my daughter's first two Golden Labradors who became known as the Dogs of Troy.
Sam and Maxie are the stars
The pictures in the video also appear with a commentary at this post.
Later they became part of the gang of four known as the Deer Trail Hounds.
|Gem, Sam, Jack and Maxie.|
Gem is still alive; Sam suddenly went blind when he was 10 but survived another two years; Jack was known as the brown bomber because of the havoc he could cause while Maxie found fame as the Trash Queen in Dogs Today.
Gem now has to share the house and grounds with three Retrievers - Lily, Scout and Cody. Lily is the youngest and always in trouble but will run for miles after a tennis ball. Scout spoils the games by hiding the balls and has earned the title of Scouty-Two-Ball, which is strange because he hasn't any, as he can run with two in his mouth at once.
|Lily and Scout in water; Cody and Gem on land|
But Alan's prompt was, let me remind you, man and dog,
So here's one of me.
|Cody - more in hope, than expectation.|
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