Good-bye, Sandy

Sandy Adams, sometimes known as “Edith Crapper”, until we got to know her better.
circa 2004 – 20 June 2020

DSC04961.JPGThis is the first photo I have (apparently) of Sandy. She came to us in May of 2006. I found her in the street with some wisps of straw, & full teats; so I assumed she had been dumped from a puppymill. Nobody was home but me – K & C2 were in Barcelona with a guest, buying C2’s flat. I couldn’t get anyone else in the village to take her on. So I took her in. Isn’t she lovely? Fortunately, Keith is the sort of husband who doesn’t mind – or even actively likes stray dogs.
The village children named her Sandy, because she looked to them like Little Orphan Annie’s dog Sandy – who is much taller, male, & has no eyes. Neighbour Carme sang to her the song from Grease.
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When Keith’s mother came to visit, we decided Sandy would be her dog. Or perhaps Sandy decided this… Was Ruskin jealous?


We called her a “heat-leach” – although in Gwen’s case, I think Sandy gave warmth, rather than taking it. But she had to get it from somewhere…a fluffy white(ish) dog on amid sooty coals is not recommended; so Keith had to build her a hearth extension. Do many dogs have custom plinths?
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Both Sandy & Ruskin have been noted for their cinematic performances…I think this is the mambo…

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“Interferència canina”

No apology is sufficent for the rudeness of Ruskin…[well, he’s a dog] Sandy’s behaviour is more explicable: there is egg in the paint. Has there ever been a lower resolution calligraphy video? I feel it used to be better – something has happened in YouTube when I wasn’t looking.

Glamorously windblown at the beach…

When we fostered some motherless puppies (Ruskin was accused of paternity…) until we could find them homes…
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I’m not sure it was motherly qualities Sandy displayed with little Rolly…(under the chair in the photo with K, while he holds [Little Orphan] Annie on his lap). But it is clearly play.

Sandy montage

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Good-bye, Sandy. We’ll see you at the Rainbow Bridge. For now, it is just us and the Lady.

This is an interim publication. More may be added. If you wish to commemorate Sandy, a donation to your local animal shelter would be appreciated.

 

About Catanea

I'm 1/2 of "Keith⁊Amanda" - that's a Tironian "&", but it confuses people, so we write it with a "7" [seven]. Calligraphers. In Catalonia.
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