We currently do not have a furfriend due to our age. For 45 years we had German Shorthair Pointers. I train them for obedience and all had the Companion dog titles.

Spot who had CDX and train for ulitity. The chock  chain is fixed so that it will not chock. Never leave one a cat or dog as they can chock themself.

Three of our German Shorthairs. Spot, Endora and Guns 

At one time we had 19 of them and we took them everywhere we went. We moved from the Seattle area to Central Oregon with all our dogs one winter.


He was a special friend and he give us 15 years of pleasure and friendship. There are many memories to think about.He passed the Rainbow bridge 3 years ago. His heart gave out. My heart breaks whenever I see a Bengal needing a home and we can not gave him one. He travel with us in a motor home for the first years of his life. I leashed train at 4 months and he insisted on a walk every day after we moved to the retirement home.

He was so proud of himself when he figured out how to climb into his Dad’s chair. He hope we wouldn’t make him leave the chair.

The printer fascinated him. I finally had to discourage him or he would have dismantled the printer looking for an answer.

Here he is checking out a cart but he wouldn’t ride in one.

We were park near the Pacific Ocean and he would not go pass this brush. He was getting a scent on the plant. We couldn’t hear the ocean but I feel he could her the roar. He didn’t like the area at all. He was about 5/6 months old.

I have spent some time low-income picture log for a couple of pictures and I can’t seem to find them.I like to read books that animals are at a minor character in the story.

After being caught in my yarn he left alone but would take procession of crochet blankets. Here is so the Grammy afghan that I crochet for my Mother in 1954.

About bettylouise31

https://idahobluebird50.wordpress.com Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 65 years. We had a Bengal Cat, Kato who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. I am writing very. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on. Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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  1. Oh, your Kato was a handsome cat, BL! As well as your beautiful German shorthairs! So cool Kato was leash-trained. My daughter’s cat is leash-trained because they live in an apartment. Yeah, after Leon did, we decided no more cats, and I have to agree with you on that.

    • The reason we have not added one to our family is because of our age. One or both could end up in assisted living. We have a caregiver and the first thing they tell the car or dog can’t come.

    • I have promo to right how to leash train a cat. The other is about my Grandmothers. My paternal grandmother wrote a book and I have never review it.

  2. DailyMusings says:

    Thank you for sharing your photos and wonderful memories with us Bettylouise. I enjoyed reading

  3. lghiggins says:

    What great memories of your fur friends. I can’t imagine traveling with 18 large dogs. We travel with one large and one small and have plenty of complications.🤣

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