Black & White Sunday 7-28-13

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Another oldie but goodie. My grandfather raised collies as you saw last week, but when my parents got their own dog, my dad insisted on a Boxer. This is our Boxer, Heidi. I don’t really remember her much, just stories from my dad about her…guess she wasn’t too smart.



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  1. We had a boxer growing up too, she wasn’t very smart, but she was a lot of fun!!
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  2. Beautiful dog and photo! Have a great Sunday.
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  3. Or could it be that she was really smart which frustrated your dad? Who knows, smart or not, you have to love a pet! That dog is on some snow…not in the LA area I hope or has global warming changed LA from a snow destination to a hot place πŸ˜‰
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    • She used to sleep in the middle of the road…so you be the judge πŸ˜‰
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      • Well, I was thinkin’ along the lines of Emma, but…. BOL!
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  4. Boxers are such wonderful dogs. My parents had one named “Brandy” when I was born. She only lived til about age 7 (Boxers are prone to cancer and I have known many who got it). I was young when our Brandy passed, but I remember her being a wonderful dog. Boxers are an incredibly playful breed. Love them!
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    • From the stories, she was a lot of fun – played with us and watched over us very gently.
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      • yep, that’s how they are. My Mother had told me when I was an infant our Brandy used to “guard” me in my crib. If I cried she would come and get my mother. They nicknamed her “Nana” they are such great dogs!
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        • One the ‘favorite’ stories is how I would be in my playpen and she would sit next to me…then I would commence bopping her in the head with this little plastic hammer toy I had. She would just sit there…she wouldn’t move 5 inches out of the way so I couldn’t reach…she’d just sit there and let me bop her!
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          • LOVE that story!!!!!! I soooo understand!!! There is one where I was about 2 and I was laying on the floor pulling Brandy’s jowls, kinda like your story. She just let me do it and my Mom said I was giggling my head off! Love hearing your stories!
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  5. Lovely photo! is she on a pond?
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  6. and you hit her on the head with your leg casts!

  7. She sounds like a very loving dog that was good with little ones—even if she did sleep in the road! Maybe it was warm? πŸ™‚
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    • I think it was a good vantage point – the crest of a hill. She could sit there and survey what was going on, but when she fell asleep, it was pretty dangerous. Luckily we lived way out in the country with very little traffic.
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  8. I have been enjoying all of your ‘old’ photos!!
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  9. You’re lucky to have photo of childhood dogs…I only have one shot of one of them…The rest all live in in memory only
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    • I agree and my Aunt Jan was famous for having her little box Polaroid camera going ALL the time so I have tons of photos from when we were kids thanks to her.
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  10. She was a great looking dog, though! Love the throw-back Sunday!
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  11. Heidi was gorgeous!
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  12. I guess she made up for her possible lack of intelligence with her sweet good nature, huh? There was probably less traffic back then too, especially in the country, so that was a good thing! Very nice photo.
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  13. She’s beautiful. I don’t see Boxers with the pricked ears much anymore. So interesting how different they look with them up like that. I had forgotten. Love you sharing these old photos and their background.
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    • I know, and their oases aren’t as smooshed either.

  14. Cute! Sounds like you all have had a love for dogs for many generations! πŸ™‚
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  15. It sounds like you’re dad remembers her well and that’s important! Love Dolly
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    • Yeah, he really loved our dogs.

  16. My mommy wanted a boxer as her first dog because she decided that if humans end up looking like their dogs she wanted to be lean like a boxer. She ended up with an SPCA spaniel mix. πŸ˜‰
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  17. I love seeing old photos of dogs – just seems so sweetly nostalgic. πŸ™‚
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  18. What a pretty girl Heidi was. I’m quite partial to Boxers, love their playfulness, sense of humour and athleticism but Frankie doesn’t like them at all, especially males.

    • Why doesn’t Frankie like them?
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      • I have read that a lot of dogs don’t like the short nosed breeds, they’re too difficult to ‘read’ their facial expressions, something along those lines. But Frankie did meet a female boxer at the park a few times that he would play with a little. He would tolerate her but never a male. He’s never met any other short nosed breed of dog so I can’t compare his reactions.
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  19. Oh we love Boxers. They are the friendliest pets.
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  20. LOL! What a way to be remembered!….Not too smart….From what I’ve heard it’s a Boxer thing….
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  21. That is a great old picture.
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