Stormy, The Dog We Didn’t Want

Our Family Dog Was One Our Twins Bought.
They Convinced Their Grandparents That We Wanted Another Dog.

We already had a dog but our sixteen year old twins,

Schemed together and talked my parents into letting them get another one.

The dog I had was the only one I needed and wanted.

She was a shiny little purebred black cocker spaniel named Lily.

We also lived in a small house at the time.

The twins called from my parent’s cottage saying,

” guess what Mom? We bought you are puppy.

” I said ” In a loud angry voice.

“What? let me talk to Granna right now.”

My Mom explained that the twins thought I really wanted another dog.

I couldn’t understand how she could let them talk her into it,

without discussing it with us first.

But they had been really convincing and told her,

not only would I really love it but the man at the fair,

would drown her if they didn’t buy her.

So they used their twenty dollar allowance and bought the darn thing.

We called her Stormy, after the family storm she had caused.

Stormy was a mixed breed a boxer collie mix and tri-coloured.

At first she looked like a little pig with huge paws.

I knew she would be big and she was!

But I never realized how much I would love her.

Or how big a part of our family she would become.

Stormy was an incredible watch dog, she chased away bears.

And when we were in an isolated place a suspicious intruder was scared away.

Stormy carved a place in our hearts greeting us with such joy and affection.

She was especially close to one of the twins our son.

Even though in later years she developed arthritis,

and tumours that could slow her down.

She still enjoyed swimming in the lake and playing in our big yard in the country.

She passed away when she was fourteen years old a great old lady.

Oh boy we sure miss her,  love you,  our Stormy.

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  1. momofplenty

    On April 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Awe, such sentiment. sorry of her passing, but now, she will forever live in memory … and on the net.

  2. Kharla Jolly

    On April 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I love this story, Laura. Our unwanted dog was invited, by ‘Kharla.’ This terrible pup earned his place at the center of our family’s hearts. Puffer lived 18 years.

  3. Safa

    On April 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Lovely story. Sorry to hear she passed away

  4. erwinkennythomas

    On April 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    touching, we had a 16-year old that passed away too

  5. pulsananda

    On April 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Nice story,
    I like dog to…
    :)

  6. Tiki33

    On April 23, 2012 at 1:26 am

    So touching. I see you grew to love Stormy.

  7. Eunike

    On April 23, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Nice article

  8. Aroosa Hermosa

    On April 23, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I want one too.

  9. gaby7

    On April 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

    A very Interesting post laura! We once had a lovely dog called Gene that was perhaps the best watchdog I had seen! It could go on a hunting expedition on its own and return home to lead my father to the position where it had made a kill!

  10. ClaireBrando

    On April 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Aww, Bless Stormy’s heart. They are like our children, aren’t they, hon?

  11. TIPS2TRICKS

    On April 24, 2012 at 5:45 am

    so nice

  12. Molly Girl 822

    On April 25, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Oh, what empty lives we would have without our pups. Your story is just lovely. Thank you for a wonderful read!

  13. SharifaMcFarlane

    On April 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Sounds like a brave dog.

  14. ElenaM

    On May 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful tribute to a family dog..Would be nice if you could attach picture of her to the article…

  15. lauralu

    On May 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

  16. jennifer eiffel01

    On June 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    My mom wants a dog, but I refuse, I had a dog I forgave all the scars for her bites, I loved this dog and they brought eagles into my state because they were becoming extinct in tt and one day last July an eagle stole my dog. I am still upset =(

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