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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Pepper, My Pet Dog.

The subject of my post for today is our pet dog, named Pepper. The photographer of these photos is my 2nd and the youngest son. Pepper is no longer with us now. We still miss her very much.
Pepper was a stray puppy when my elder son found her outside our house one night. He took pity on her and fed her milk and biscuits.
Since then, the nights he came home after his tuition, he will find her there outside our gate waiting for the milk and biscuits.
She will be there until early morning when I reversed my car to drive to work.
She has this look in her eyes that melted our hearts. I remembered it was a Saturday morning, I took her into my compound and gave her a proper bath.
From then on, she was adopted into our family.
She was very timid and very quiet and we have not heard a bark from her until......
One late evening I was cooking in the kitchen and all of a sudden I heard her barking and growling fiercely at the side of my house. Hubby ran out and caught sight of a dark shadow jumping out of my next door neighbour's fence.
Her barking frightened off the intruder. The intruder probably didn't know there was a dog in our compound.
Pepper was a great catcher of rats, mice and even shrews in our compound. 
Looking at these photos and writing this blog brings back sweet memories of Pepper and made me teary eyed. She was my bodyguard when I went for my early morning walks those days. We miss you, Pepper. You will always be remembered in our hearts.
Linking to Saturday's Critters.

My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander

from the truth and someone should bring that person back,

remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error

of their way will save them from death and

cover over a multitude of sins.

(James 5:19-20, New International Version-NIV)

62 comments:

  1. Awww, I can so relate to this post. We lost our little Bit last October. We miss her so. She was such a good girl.

    Big healing hug. ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee for the healing hug. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  2. I remembered her.....those good old days :) quiet but cute

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    1. Thank you, Elin. Remember how she used to look at you with her big round eyes?

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    2. Yea... adorable and after her departure, you never rear any dogs. Her big round eyes melted our hearts :)

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    3. No pet for the time being. Easier to go for holidays.

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  3. Wonderful photos of Pepper ~ hard to lose our dear 'fur persons' ~ loving memories ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. They are part of our family. Happy weekend to you too!

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  4. Awww such sweet photo's of your little furbaby, your right those eyes are so sweet, it is so hard when they are gone, we don't realize how much apart of our lives they are, she sounds like she was a great dog, so great you have these wonderful pictures to remember her by....

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    1. Thank you, Connie. Thanks to my son who took these photos when Pepper was with us. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Hello, it is sad to lose our family pets. Pepper was a pretty dog, very smart and protective. Wonderful collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a happy weekend too!

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  6. Looks kind of sang sing doggie... No wonder u miss her...

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    1. Thank you, Claire. Yes, still miss her after all these years.

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  7. So lovely photos of your dear Pepper. She looks adorable and her eyes are so sweet.
    I am so sorry she is no longer with you and yours now...
    It is so sad to loss a dear companion, but I know that Pepper will be always in the heart of all the family and will be sorely missed.
    Sending warm hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Sonia. Hugs and Have a lovely weekend!

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  8. From your story, she was such a good guard dog. All of you are so kind to give her a good home.

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    1. For the time being, after Pepper, we have not kept any dog.

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  9. Pepper looks like she adored the family! Dogs are so loyal when loved!
    Best wishes, Nancy!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. My boys loved her very much.

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  10. So sad to lose a beloved pet and companion she certainly looked adorable. Time is a great healer.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. She has been gone for a few years now.

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  11. Pepper looks so sweet & cute. I understand very well that you miss her badly. We lost our dog last summer and especially my husband gets teary eyes still today. But our pets stay forever in our hearts. Hugs.

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    1. Thank Riitta. The sweet memories of our pets will remain in our hearts.

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  12. Hello Nancy!:) I'm so glad you adopted Pepper and took her into your home. She was a lovely dog, and it's really sad when we lose a furry family member. Thank you for sharing your story about her and these beautiful photos.:)

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. Pepper will always be remembered.

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  13. Nancy, it's always sad when pet goes:( We used to give names to all our chickens too...but I try to discourage this now, because when they have to go, it hurts more when they have names. To see your own child's hurt over losing a pet is-> a double pain for the mother:(

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    1. Thank you, Annie. It is so true and so sad for a young child to lose a pet they love and called by name.

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  14. Lindo e com um olhar muito meigo.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Hugs and have a great new week ahead!

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  15. Dogs are lovely . Pepper was very sweet.

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Yes, she was very sweet.

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  16. What a wonderful friend he was! So loyal to his rescuers. His eyes were beautiful! How long has he been gone? I know you must miss him horribly! Do you think you would ever adopt another? Thanks for Claire's address, Nancy!

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    1. Pepper has been gone for a few years. No pet yet for the time being. We might adopt one in future.

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  17. Dearest Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss! I have had cats all my life and have lost several over the years, so I know your pain. Pepper was an adorable dog. Sending you warm hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. We can identify with the loss. Hugs and have a lovely week!

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    1. The eyes that melted our hearts.

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a great new week!

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  20. So sorry to hear that Pepper is no longer around, Nancy. It's sad to lose dearly loved 'family'. Take care, my friend. God bless x

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Pepper has been gone for a few years. Have a lovely new week!

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  21. I had a pet named Pepper, but she was a cat. I was going through a divorce and my colleagues at work decided I needed a cat to keep me company. I was a kindergarten teacher and my room had an intercom speaker in the ceiling. A call came through that there was kitten in the office and if I didn't take it they would have to call the pound. What could I say with thirty five year olds staring at me. Pepper lived about 20 years. She could be cantankerous, but you could tell she loved her new home. - Margy

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    1. Your cat Pepper must have brought you comfort, strength the 20 years she had been with you. You have good colleagues and they care. Have a great new week, Margy!

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  22. Pepper looks so sweet, and how good she scared that intruder away. It is so sad to lose a dear pet.

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    1. Thank you, Terra. I think the intruder got a shock of his life.

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  23. Always so sad to loose an animal of any kind, they become so much part of the family. I know the feeling only too well. Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. You have been through the pain too.

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  24. Aw, Nancy, I had a choke in my throat reading about sweet Pepper. She had such soulful eyes.

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    1. Thank you, Joyful. Her soulful eyes won our hearts.

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  25. Lovely dedication to Pepper. She will be missed.

    Reminded me of few good dogs my mum had. Those dogs. They were the best and good childhood memory of mine.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Before Pepper we had other dogs too. And it broke my heart when they have to go away.

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  26. She was so pretty. It's always sad when we lose one of our pets, but the memories will last forever.

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    1. Thank you, Sara. Have a beautiful new week! Thank you for your visit.

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  27. Nancy, your Pepper reminds me of my family pet dog.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. Our pet dog are our friends.

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  28. So sad but a nice memory too
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, LyS. All we have now is sweet memories of Pepper.

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  29. beautiful images to remember by :)

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    1. Thank you, dear. They are sweet memories.

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  30. What a sweet-looking dog. Problem with pets like these is they break your hearts, eventually.

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    1. You are right, Stacy. She broke our hearts when she left us.

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