Sunday, March 22, 2009

Reba

Some of you may remember Reba.
Reba was once my dog. She is an AKC champion...and my all-time favorite blue merle smooth (collie) girl. There's a long story here that I'll spare you. The important part of the story, though, is that I ended up selling her in the fall of 2003 to Suzi, who is a friend of Claire's (neighbor, vet, friend, landlady)! Suzi absolutely adores Reba (but still calls me Reeb's mom). I hadn't seen Reba...or Suzi, for that matter, for about 5 years. Until tonight, when Claire, Curt and I were invited to her house in Milwaukee (over an hour from here) for dinner. What a lovely time we had! Reba remembered me, which was pretty cool. I almost cried when I saw her. She's looking good...about 7 pounds heavier than when I had her, but for an almost 11 year old dog, she is in great shape. Her birthday is March 31.

Here she is at 5 years of age...

And, here she is now. Her face is much lighter...

Here's our hostess, Suzi...that's Curt in the background making a face....

Suzi has the most charming little house! It was built in 1941 and has the most interesting little nooks and built-ins, etc.! I should have taken more photos. Just a cute, cute house. We had a great time! I am so happy that I was invited! Suzi served before dinner treats of crackers/cheese and chips with gaucamole and salsa. For dinner, we had Boston Butt (pork shoulder roast), the most delicious potatoes (I really need to get the recipe!), green beans, salad, bread and ice cream with chocolate syrup for dessert. YUMMY!!!

A great ending to a good weekend.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds like you had a lot of fun!!!
Very nice to be invited for dinner somewhere isn't it?? I can hardly remember when you had Reba it has been that long since her name was mentioned. So cool that she remembered you too!!
Love you, Joyce

Thistlebrooms said...

It's the most wonderful feeling when one of your sweet dogs remembers you...You SURLY must be a wonderful 'Mom' to them Jacque...
Godd for you that you had a night out too!!!
Best...Marilyn

kks said...

reba looks so good! what a fun afternoon for you...(and you didn't have to drive!) glad you had a great weekend...talk to you later
xo

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