Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Gone to the Dogs #15

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

Fred Slade
My granddaddy Fred Slade
with the Moores' dog

My granddaddy Fred Slade kept a kennel of beagles at his sister and brother-in-law's property on Jolliff Road in Chesapeake, not far from where I live now.  When I was just a baby, George and Margaret Moore owned that German Shepherd.  It was not a particularly nice dog, but it liked me.  In fact, it stood guard when my parents put me down for a nap and wouldn't let anyone near me.  

Counting down the number of photos of dogs in my collection

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  1. How nice that he kept you safe as you napped!

  2. I have an unusual number of my ancestors' photos with dogs in them, too Funny, never cats!

  3. It's an interesting pose, Wendy, with your grandfather's face and the dog's other end. Your grandfather looks so happy. (He was probably grateful to the dog for keeping you safe!)

  4. Like Nancy, I noticed the dog's unique pose in this photo too. :)

    Looks like you had your very own personal watchdog when you were little. How cute is that?

  5. You sure have a lot of photos of your ancestor dogs! :-)