Monday, July 25, 2011

Puppy Love

When I was a kid, every other summer, my mom, sister, aunt, cousin and I would drive to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to visit my mom's family.  
{Then the following summer, they would drive to Arkansas to see us!}

I vividly remember my dad giving me a $20 bill for one of the trips.  Like that would last long - HA!  
However, I saved my money and when we returned home I bought something I always wanted - a Pound Puppy!
Do you remember those?!?!  I believe the year was 1986.

I nicknamed my Pound Puppy from a boy I had a crush on at church camp - Clint.
Clint (the puppy) followed me everywhere.  He became an extra pillow in my bed, so much, that I got used to it and when I moved out of my parents house, Clint went with me.  Then I moved to NWA, so did Clint.  
Then I got married and had to introduce Kris to Clint.  :)  

Clint now has a new name - simply, Puppy Dog.
And he has a new owner. :)

Jacob proudly sleeps with him and even during those nights when Jacob climbs into our bed at 2am, he's got Puppy Dog with him.  :)  Puppy Dog looks like he's been around the block a few times.   
He's like 175 in dog years! :)

I think it's so sweet to think back when I was 11 years old and using Puppy Dog as a pillow watching Smurfs Saturday mornings and now seeing Jacob playing with him.  :)


Anonymous said...

oh yea the pound puppy.I can't believe he's still alive!! hee hee
only if that dog could talk!!

Vanessa said...

OMG! This post took me back about 20 years. I LOVED Pound Puppies growing up (still do). I think I still have mine someplace...

Jessica said...

How sweet! I love seeing my kids play with my old toys!

Kelley said...

I had a pound puppy too! Wish I knew where it was. I have given some of my old Barbies to MK. She loves playing with them.

The Robinsons said...

that sweet, kim. scott's mom saved his "puppy" and we gave it to nick. nick wanted nothing to do w/ it, but abby loves her little "buppy".