Saturday, 18 August 2012

Amy's Dog - Sepia Saturday

The very first photo I posted on Sepia Saturday was of a young girl who was later to become my mother-in-law.

Amy
When I first met Amy she was looking after the dog of one of her daughters (not the one I was to marry).

Major
Major has long since gone to that great boneyard in the sky but, in life, he was never short of a bone or two as Amy's husband was a master butcher. In those days long before the advent of BSE all butchers would give a dog a bone, and some came rolling home.

However the only photo I have is

Whale jawbone, Whitby
Even Major would have struggled with this.

When the bone on the prompt went missing I saw that Alan had said on Facebook that the call this week was late going up  because Amy the Dog stole the bone. It certainly couldn't have been my Amy's Dog.

If you need some exercise this weekend you could always dance your way across to 


by doing the 

Skeleton Dance





17 comments:

Wendy said...

Major certainly seems happy and well-fed. But a dog could have spent a lifetime gnawing on that whale bone!

Wibbo said...

Nice post! I have a soft spot for Amy stories because that was my mum's name :o)

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Whitby, city of James Cook and Count Dracula ...

Jana Last said...

Beautiful photo of your mother-in-law!

And Major was one lucky dog with a master butcher in the family.

Mike Brubaker said...

Oh, I get to be first for a change, and compliment you on a very fine choice of photos. AND most recently this summer, I have stood and touched those very whalebones in Whitby. Little did Capt.Cook know that his exploration would lead to the extermination of so many great creatures.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I think I remember the Skeleton Dance from Grateful Dead concerts...

Great pic of your m.i.l., Bob.
~

Titania said...

Bob, Nice to remember Major, yes I guess the dog able to cope with those wale bones has not yet been bred. I think dogs were luckier with a bone to gnaw, then with all this dry factory made junk food.

Karen S. said...

Too funny, Bob. I love your sensitive heart flipping over to completely humorous side, and shaking the bones with that cool video...I think Halloween is in the air!

Little Nell said...

A nice twist Bob. Lovely portraits of your M-I-L and of Major.

Postcardy said...

I am surprised at how popular whalebone displays are.

Jo said...

Lovely pic of your mother-in-law. Lucky Major having a constant source of bones.

imagespast said...

Your M-I-L is indeed a very pretty young lady, and Major's quite cute too. We have a famous whalebone nearby on the top of North Berwick Law. When it collapsed a few years ago, they replaced it with a fibreglass replica because it was such a landmark :-) Jo

Prenter said...

I've been in Whitby 2 years ago, but I've missed that whalebone. Beautiful place!

Cheri said...

Amy was a lovely young lady, and Major was a cutie. Lucky, too, to have such a ready supply of doggie treats.

Alan Burnett said...

And indeed my Amy the Dog was named after my Auntie Amy who must have been of the same generation as your mother-in-law. And I seemed to remember the whale jaw at Whitby - thanks for confirming the memory

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Bob, you did an amazing job hitting all of the "Major" points and tying in to Alan's anniversary, lol!

I enjoyed the video too.

Kathy M.

TICKLEBEAR said...

I daresay that whale bone would have been a lifetime commitment for Major....
;)~
HUGZ