It's Friday! Time for Friday Favorites and this week I'm going to focus on favorite dogs in my life. First up is Rex who was one of the smartest and most loyal German Shepherds I've ever known. He lived on the farm when I was a youngster. I mentioned in a previous Barn Charm post how we used to play games with him. My younger brother and I would go swimming in the pond and pretend we were drowning just to see Rex jump in the water and swim out to us to try to save us. Ornery, weren't we? Once my mother was in the machine shed where my dad was working on a tractor. She was standing by when he started it up. Rex ran over to her and grabbed her gently by the wrist and pulled her away. I saw that for myself.
~Duke and Lady~
Duke is one of Lady's pups. I'm showing their photo to tie in with the next photo below.
Not a very good photo, I only had a little Brownie camera in those days. That is Duke in the foreground. Lady had a litter of 8 puppies, as I recall. Aren't they adorable? There is nothing cuter than little GS puppies. They were all given away except for Duke. Yes, I cried.
When my hubby and I got married we decided we wanted a dog, so Bullet came to live with us. Sadly, he didn't live too many years.
~Baron with my son, daughter and a friend~
When our daughter was small, we got another German Shepherd.
This is Baron, who was equally as smart and loyal as Rex. He was
always watching over the kids and followed them everywhere. When my daughter was very young she was playing near a large puddle of water. Baron would stay between her and the water. He wouldn't let her get too close to it. And I never worried when strangers stopped by our house in the country, as they frequently did to ask for directions, because Baron only had to walk up to their vehicle and bark and no one dared to step out of their car or truck.
~My son and Baron~
Our son always had Baron for company when he played outside while our daughter was at school. Baron was a good and faithful dog and lived to a ripe old age. If I had to choose a favorite out of all of the dogs, it would be hard but I'd probably have to pick Baron because he was so good with my kids. And to me, too! I would often walk down the highway and back, about a mile and a half walk, after the kids got on the school bus. Baron would always go with me.
Last, but not least, was Harley. We got him after Baron passed away. He was two years old and had been hit by a car and injured pretty badly.
Harley had recovered from his injuries when we got him and was a good dog, but he never really grew up. He thought he could climb onto your lap any time he wanted to. Do you know how big and heavy these dogs are? Ha! I would sometimes take him with me when I visited my dad. Dad always loved German Shepherds, too, and thought both Baron and Harley were great dogs. Harley lived to an old age, but has been gone for a few years now. He was the last dog we've owned.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my favorite dogs. There were other dogs on the farm where I grew up, but German Shepherds were always my favorites.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and weekend!
Until next time...