Monday, January 17, 2011

Sissy Dog The Beagle

   I have often mentioned my little girl, Sissy Dog,  the Beagle,in my blogs. Well I wanted to share with you. all my new friends, in BLOG land, some pictures of her. She has quite a personality.
Sissy Dog, in the kitchen, in her bed, made from an old cotton picking basket.

Sissy gets on this chair, by the side door  and waites for me, when she wants to go out.

Sissy is not suspose to be on the parlor furniture.

I collect oil paintings of Beagle dogs.

Sissy Dog with Santa Dec. 2010.

Sissy was cold in the antique shop so I covered her with my coat.

   I have had three Beagle girls in the last 18 years. The first little girl, Missy Dog, came from a dog pond in Blowling Green,Mo. I was living in St.Louis at the time and wanted to go back to my child hood, where my family always had Beagles on our farm. I had her one year, and I became so attached, it was really sad. Well, I was a bad dog parent, I let her walk with out a leash, and in a big city, that was not good. Well, she was hit by a car, running after a neighbors cat. I almost lost my mind.But, I had a very good support system of Antique Dealer friends, who helped me through it all. One friend, David, had a dog, a little boy, his name was Winston, and he and Missy were the best of friends.  David and I traveled a lot, doing out of town antique shows, and the dogs went with us. After Missys death, David and Winston, gave me a few week old ,baby Beagle girl. At first I had nothing to do with her. I just could not go through all that again. I finally gave in to her beautiful sweet face, and I named her Prissy Dog.The first year of Prissys life was a real hell. I had never riased a puppy before, and boy did I have a lot to learn. Well Ms. Prissy was a real Love, but she was never ,what one should call an Angel. She lived over 15 years, and for all those years, we had little presents left, all over the shop and house.

Some times Sissy Dog gets on my counter at the shop.

Sissy Dog in "HER" chair at the antique store.
 She would go for weeks,and then, here would be a rose bud or a puddle of tears. Prissy was also a sickly dog, my vet bills were out of sight. But, I loved her, took care of her, and cleaned up after her. She died a year ago last June. I said at that time, that's it, no more dogs. I made it with out one, no problem, not wanting one and happy with out one. Then in December, a year ago, my neighbor, found this little girl dog, running wild, on the streets of our little town. She was cold, starved and wild. Stacy caught her and took her under her wing. She had in mind to give her to me. I refused for the longest time. But one day, I took her for a walk and a visit, and she spent the night. Well she was wonderful. No presents were left for me and she was just perfect from that day on. I named her Sissy Dog in honor of Missy and Sissy.
  Sissy Dog, goes to the store with me everday, where she is looked at more than the mercandise. She is loved by all in our little town and has made it known that she is the Queen B.
   When you live alone, there is nothing better than a dog or cat. They may be some trouble, but the benifits, far out weigh the bad. Sissy Dog knows when I am happy or sad. She sits on my lap and watches TV, and sleeps on the foot of my bed. She is so full of life, sometimes I just bust out laughing at her actions. She asks very little in return, food, water and walks. And she is so beautiful and loves the camera. If you ever come see me at, MY OLD HISTORIC HOUSE ,or my antique shop, you can count on Sissy Dog to be there with a jump and a kiss.
  Don't forget my on line shop.


Divine Theatre said...

You are so right, Richard! Animals, especially shelter and stray animals, give us much more love than we can ever repay! My Napoleon is 1/2 beagle and 1/2 pug. I love him like my child. I also have 6 formerly stray cats who are like children to me.
Give her a snuggle from us!

lvroftiques said...

Awwwww I can just see what a sweet girl she is!! I love my furbabies too Richard. I have three dogs and one cat. Some days I want to stuff them all! But most days they're the bestest things ever! Please give Miss Sissy some loves from me. And you might like to hook up on the 24th to this blog party for our pets? Vanna

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

She is too CUTE! I also like the dolls chair that is a nice early one. Have a good evening.....Julian

Marcia said...

Richard, Sissy makes the best blog subject! I know, because I know Sissy personally. She does the cutest antics, such as bouncing across the room after a thrown toy like a little lamb; it's hilarious! She loves life and has so much ENERGY! She is so lovable, too. I'm happy that you shared all these great shots; she certainly is photogenic!

Stacy Leigh said...

How blessed Sissy is to have such a wonderful daddy and home! We are so happy to live next door to you guys and have play dates! Shotgun is spitten! (Shotgun is my latest beagle adoptee). Love you guys!!

Bama Planter said...

Richard, I am sure I would get a beagle if I ever entered pet parent hood. I have almost finished reading your entire blog so I can be current on your great house and life. Our houses are a few years apart and yours is much grander but I feel the work involved in keeping them up and the fun of it all is the same! Thanks for finding me ( via Andrew in Mobile's great blog)and for being one of my few followers! ...Marshel in alabama

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Richard, I really enjoyed reading about your beloved beagles..... I am so glad you took another one in to love it the way you do. I know when you get any kind of animal at first it's always kind of hard at first until it all works out, but it only gets better. Beagles are known to get rowdy because of the high energy they do have. I myself have birds, but would love to have a dog. I rent so it's not allowed, but one day who knows. You certainly got yourself a Cutie that's for sure. Hey, thanks so much for dropping by..... I appreciate meeting new bloggers. When I have more time I'll be coming back to browse through.... it looks like you have a lot of interesting things to share.

Enjoy your Evening*

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victorian parlor II said...

She's beautiful:)!