Saturday, November 10, 2007

Spunky the Wonder Dog


My friend Donna suggested I write about my dog Spunky after I made a comment on her blog.
First, I must backtrack and tell you about the previous dogs we have owned. Our first dog was named Farfo (after the cartoon many years ago). He was a stray that we took in, all in all a pretty good dog. He was with us for several years, I can't really remember his demise.

Farfo and hubby. (If you look over to the left,
you can see the Arkansas River)
Our second dog we bought was a registered Doberman Pinscher. We got him as a pup and went through the process of having his ears and tail cut. He was a good dog, not all that smart but pretty sweet. We lived out in the country. We always have actually. The doberman was named Jasper because he was black. But not too good of a guard dog if you ask me because somebody stole him.

I don't remember what he got into but he sure looks guilty!

He was a fine specimen of a dog!

Next came Molly the border collie. We bought her for the kids. She did not turn out like we thought, not all that bright either. She ended up being given away after she growled at a little neighbor child. She was black also so I thought "Molly" was very fitting. Black Molly, which I think is a very common name for a border collie. But I didn't know that at the time.

Now for Spunky. We got Spunky for our son. His father (Spunky's, not my son's) was a rat terrier and his mother was a cocker spaniel, both full blood. They lived in the same house and got mixed up together creating Spunky and his litter buddies. He was a cutie. We (our son really) decided not to cut his tail. Spunky was very aptly named. You know that cartoon about a dog and a cow. He pretty much looked like that dog to me. Just a fat little white bundle with black spots on his side like a kidney bean. His body was a rat terrier, but his head more like a cocker spaniel (ear wise anyway). We kept him in the house for a short time as a puppy but soon he became the outdoor dog. We have never had a dog living in our house before this.
Spunky could jump so high. We had back and front storm doors just alike. They had glass window half way up. He would jump straight up in the air so he could peer into the house. Boing! Boing! Just like a kangaroo. It's quite a sight to see a little dog jumping up and down like that.
Spunky was quite the popular dog in our town. I think most people (in our town) have seen this dog for he had an unusual habit....
to be continued.....
Yes, I am leaving you hanging....and it reminds me of someone else who leaves us hanging but I don't think Spunky is quite the hiney tingler as that. But you know what? I'm going to pretend to myself that he is...

12 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

The adventures of Spunky!

Yeah! I look forward to hearing more about your wonder dog :o)

Junebug said...

Thanks Donna!

Kila said...

You've had quite a variety of dogs! :)

Did my email help at all? If not, Shari at http://literallyblindsided.blogspot.com/ said you could ask her for help, as she also has an older version of Blogger.

Junebug said...

Yes, it helped but I think it is the blogger that won't add the picture because I have tried to load other pictures for my sidebar and it won't complete the add. It just keeps on circling around and around with its little exclamation point.

KellyJean said...

Thanks for coming to my blog! I LOL when I came to the end of this entry. PW sure has some influence! I look forward to the rest of your story.

Junebug said...

kellyjean: You are right! I wouldn't be on here if I hadn't found her blog. I wrote about that on Nov. 1st post. Ooh yes, the story of Spunky, sends tingles all over...pins and needles you'll have just waiting!! ;oD

Sandy said...

Can't hardly wait... love me a good dog story!

Grandma J said...

Hi Junebug! I saw your question to me on Kelly in Colorado's site so I found my way here. I don't have a blog. I decided to have a log-in name from Google because I was tired of being anonymous on my daughter's site. Her kids call me grandma J so that's what I use. I had already been signing P-Dub's site as Janice in Tx for quite some time so I just leave it at that. I wish all the blog sites had the same log-in configuration, it would be less confusing.

Ok, so know you know who I am sort of. I don't have a bio but I am a mother of 4, grandmother of 10, retired from So CA living in central TX. I call myself "butterball cute" which is a nice way of saying FAT.

I love your blog...I especially love reading about your dogs and dang it all.... you and my daughter both adopted Ree's bad habit of leaving me hanging with the "to be continued" thing!!

My daughter's sight is: http://www.heartshapedhedges.blogspot.com/

Now if ree would only give us another installment of her novela!!

Blue Momma said...

That's a good story. I'll be waiting for he rest. We don't have a dog now, but I'd love to have one. Three cats in the house right now are enough for my hubby.

But Punkin and I are working on him every day.....

junebug said...

Janice: I thought I would do the "to be continued" for fun but seriously I have a few posts about this dog's adventures and they would be too long for one sitting. Thanks for writing me. I will visit your daughter's blog.

Blue Momma and Sandy: Thanks for the visits. I think the Spunky stories will be worth it. A little. :D

Humble Origins said...

...Oh Terri, he is too cute! And I too love the "to be continued" at the end of your Spunky saga! lol... ;o)

...I'll be tuning in!

...Blessings... :o)

Junebug said...

tj: Thanks, it will be fun for a few short posts. He was a crazy dog, so fun to watch.