Wednesday, July 29, 2015

THROW BACK THURSDAY ~ A GIRL AND HER DOG


I don't think I've ever shared a picture of Sambo.    A beautiful curly black Cocker with the biggest brown eyes and sweetest face.

This is the only picture I have and you can't see any of those sweet features.  I was about 6 years old when we kept this one from a litter of puppies.

At this time the children's book "Little Black Sambo" was popular and that's how he got his name.  There was also restaurants  at the time called Sambo's which were famous for there pancakes.

Sambo was my constant buddy.  We played together, he heard my secrets (and never told).  As time passed I grew and he grew and we developed a relationship that only those who have loved a dog for years and years can know.

We had a long driveway and I rode the School bus and my mom said every day about 4 pm Sambo would saunter out to the end of the driveway and lay down.  That's face welcomed me every day when I got off the bus.  A girl and her dog!

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  1. Wanda, This is such a precious photo and story of you and Sambo. We never forget our beloved pets.

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    1. We have numerous pets since then, but I've never given heart quite as much as to Sambo.

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  2. What a sweet story! Aw.
    I still have my Little Black Sambo book and I do remember the restaurants and yummy pancakes!

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    1. Wasn't it a darling story....losing all his clothes and tigers making butter...HaHa. Love that little book. They still have one Sambo's left...with that name. It's in Santa Barbara.

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  3. I'm tearing up! Such sweet memories of a girl and her dog.
    I always wanted a dog but we were a cat family. However my cousins had dogs so that helped.
    Although it would be nice to see his features... I think it's fun that Sambo just looks like a big, furry love-monster!

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    1. My dad was not a cat lover, so we always had dogs. I had Sambo until I was in high school. But after marriage...my dearest liked cats, so we had cats, dogs, and a multitude of smaller ones, hamsters, turtles, fish..etc.
      But no pet ever compared to Sambo. I love Molly, but in reality...Molly is really my dearest's buddy.

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    2. Aw... well I'm sure Molly loves her Mama too! We had all kinds of fish and hamsters too... and guinea pigs. They were the cutest!

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    3. Oh I forgot....yes we had guinea pigs too...Oh my I will have to share my guinea pig story some day. haHa.

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  4. I had poodles growing up, Muttley and Clyde. I hope Samba was never subject to dress up. My sister always tried to corner our poodles to pretty them up.

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    1. I love those names. No Sambo never had to dress up. But my kids dressed the cats.

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  5. Once upon a time we had a little dog that would hang over the back of the couch and watch for David to get off the school bus. Just one of the reasons I cried for weeks when that little dog got hit by a car.
    There is nothing quite like the love between a child and a dog. Sweet memories for you, I'm sure.
    :0)

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    1. Yes, those sweet memories. My brother years later had a little dog hit by a car.....that was such a sad time for him.

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  6. I remember Sambo, the book and the restaurant, probably couldn't have a chain of restaurants named that now.

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    1. No, it would not be politically correct to have that book now or the chain of restaurants. It was a different era.

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  7. Thanks Susi....and thanks for stopping by.

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  8. so cute - i had a cocker spaniel when i was young - her name was Sugar.

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    1. Was she tan? They are loving dogs.

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  9. What a precious picture, Wanda. I remember the book and the restaurant. So sweet to have the pet to grow up with. I never had a dog until after I was married.

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    1. I see a lot of people do remember the little book and the restaurants.

      We've always had animals.

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  10. Dearest Wanda, you are darling! And your swet dog is simply precious. Happy weekend, my friend. Hugs!

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    1. Stephanie, Thank you. As you can see from the picture, I've always been a girly girl. Curly hair, bows and sunday shoes HaHa.

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  11. Wanda, I love this. I wish we had more photos of the pets my girls had thru the years. I wish I had a picture of our family cat , as us kids grew up. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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