#SoSC Prompt for week *RIB*

My immediate thought was crib, not baby crib so much as doggie crib. My granny had a stray poodle named Blackie that was another child, her youngest. She took my wooden baby bed, placed by her bed and Blackie slept there every night, that is when not on the bed.

She had Blackie for 13 years and when we had to put him down due to heart complications say could not say the words, it was up to me to make the call with the doctor.

This is where things will get crazy for some. My gramps was out-of-town and had to drive back to bury Blackie in the back yard, the graveyard where Candy already laid. I had to drive home with a dead Blackie in the back seat wrapped in a towel, take him in the house and put him in a dining room chair. To her, it was not unusual at all since he was her child.

After Blackie’s death she put every photo she could find of her and Blackie in frames on the wall, they stayed there until she died. She loved him so much. When she was slipping away from Dementia, I made a photo book with lots of photos of Blackie, she never forgot her Blackie.

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  1. What sweet memories. That was a wonderful thing to do – making the photo album. And taking care of Blackie’s body was one of those kind, hard, necessary things where you rose to the occasion with courage. This is how animals who depend on us should be loved. I enjoy reading about your granny.

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    1. You remind me of her, the qualities you have, your blessed and give thanks, you always have kind words and I’ve never read a negative post of yours. That’s qualities my granny had. If she had something ill to say, she kept it to herself. I’m not good at that but the generations are so different. She was born in 1921 and her father dies when she was nine. Her life was so different than mine in every way. They were so poor, it made it hard for her to except the things my money could buy her.


      1. I feel gentle joy that I remind you of your granny. She was close to the same age as my mother who grew up during the “Great Depression.” My mother said things like, “We never throw away food.” I believe I inherited her gratitude for the simple things in life. I do have negative thoughts sometimes, but I try to focus more on the positive. I feel your granny’s spirit.

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