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Guard dog

Meet our guard dog.  He doesn't have a name ~ I don't think he ever has.  He belonged to my great grandmother.  I remember sitting on the floor when I was little just looking at him.  We weren't allowed to touch anything at her house.  After she passed away, my mother asked if there was anything of hers that I would like.  She had a house full of lead crystal and Haviland China.  I wanted the dog.  I know what you're thinking but I had already inherited some Haviland.  And really, can you blame me?  Look at him...

I especially like the leather studded collar that he wears. I suspect that came from a real dog.  The nameplate is worn off so I don't know.  Maybe I should name him and have it engraved.  That's a thought!

Since he is living in my house, I think he's loved a lot more. He moves around the house from time to time but he seems the most "at home" at the front door.



So when you enter the Red Farmhouse, watch out for the guard dog.


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  1. I love the guard dog. I probably would've picked him over the china, too!

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  2. LOL A real ankle biter for sure! He is really cute..a great memory! ;D

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  3. He is the cutest and coming from your granmas house makes it all the more special.

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  4. cute little boston terrier. :)

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  5. He looks far better behaved than any of our dogs;)

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  6. The lady I work for has one of these in her home...it belonged to her Father-in-law...she said it's from the 1930's.

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  7. I LOVE that little dog! And I'm sure you have gotten much more use out of it than some silly old china!

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  8. Things that hold memories are priceless. I cannot tell is he metal or glass? Thanks for sharing the memory.

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  9. B,B,B & B, I think he's cast iron. He weighs a ton, like a giant doggy paper weight. And you're right memories are priceless.

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  10. I have your guard dog's brother! He inflicts damage - often! Our guard dog holds open a bathroom door and invariably I trip over him on the way into the bathroom. He hurts! Our dog needs a collar.
    We love our dog, despite the fact that he hurts us. Our's also came from a grandparent - he belonged to my hubby's grandmother.
    It was fun seeing a 'twin' on your site.

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  11. That first photo scared me a little bit. Glad to find out he wasn't "real". Sure is a cutie and very well behaved.

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  12. That's a very cute little friend you have there! How wonderful that you have history with each other!!

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  13. Darling boy, doesn't need to be fed, walked, or cleaned up after (is that grammar?). A great greeter at a front door.

    I love it that you chose your grandma's iron dog over the fancy stuff.

    Hey, I was just in Oklahoma for a few days and the people there are the best. They made me feel welcome and loved. I go back in July and I am looking forward to it.

    Your place is charming. Great work and great life choice.

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  14. Love that little Boston! What a great item to have from your grandma.

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  15. I have the same one. He or she guards our chicken coop!!

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