Thursday, 10 February 2011

Drifting Back Early 70's

I was browsing through my photo's a few days ago, and this is my sister's little Yorkshire terrier. My thoughts for some reason drifted back to the mid seventies. I was visiting my brother and sister-in-law at the time and stayed at their house when out crept from behind the settee a little Yorkshire terrier. Her fur was badly matted and very blonde, which mean't she was quite an old dog. Looking closer her toe nails they were in a terrible state, in fact they had curled round and round. I gasped in horror and couldn't believe my eye's , the poor little mite. All was revealed they told me they had found her a few days ago hiding crouched down in the back yard. They fed her and kept her warm , she had really been neglected to say the least.!! I had never seen anything quite like this before, where she come from they had no idea. We chatted and I decided to take her back home with me , on the train. I pondered on this so I put her in my large luggage bag , leaving her head sticking out. She didn't seem to mind at all bless her. Anyway I took her straight to the vets for a check up, he cut her toe nails and what a job that was. He told me that she was indeed an older dog but not sure how old.
I called her Beauty as to me she was. I remember the first day I took her up on Clapham Common , all that open space to run around on , oh the look on that little dogs face. She ran with such joy and it brought a tear of joy to my eye. I think I had her for about 18months before she became too old to carry on.
She will always remain my little Beauty, and at least she enjoyed her final years. :)


  1. I'm glad Beauty found a good home with you. Bless you for caring for her.

  2. Bless you for taking such good care of Beauty and making her final years happy ones!


  3. Arrrh you gave Beauty the love and freedom she wanted and she came to you for a reason, What a beautiful Story. And Memories you will cherish for all time.. Thank you for sharing with us. xx

  4. Sheila, I's so glad I popped by and read this it brought a tear to my eye, what a lovely tale and a lucky little dog, you must have been heart broken when she died.
    Thank you for signing my GB with a pic of Will-ee, and for your visits to my site.

  5. Sheila, Looking at that cute, sweet little face, and reading your post brought tears to my eyes. I am so glad this story had a happy ending.

    I just don't understand how people can be so cruel to other people, and animals. Bless you for taking in this little dog, and giving her a good home, filled with Love and Care. I am sure you both reaped many Blessings, in that 18 months of Beauty's life.

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit, and all your well wishes. I do hope you and Wile-e had a wonderful Valentines Day. Have a wonderful rest of the week.
    Hugs, Dianne :)

  6. Plucky little dogs yorkshire terriers. Many moons ago we had a fairly big greyhound cross of some description. I can still see it being chased by the neighbours yorkshire terrier. If yorkshire terriers came the size of labradors, they'd need to be covered by the dangerous dogs act.

  7. I am so glad you and Beauty found each other, it was meant to be. She looked a lovely dog x