Daily Archives: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This is a pottery piece made by my daughter about 10 years ago. She made it after a dog we had named Cecil. Cecil and I were together for 3 years before Hayley was born. He went everywhere with me and was my “baby” before Hayley came along. He was also extremely protective of me so I was pretty nervous that when she was born he would not take too kindly to not having my complete attention and afffections. Well.. he not only proved to be quite the protective dog to myself but he was also very protective to her. When she got to big to fit in her snuggly I would put her in a stroller. I would take her and Cecil out for a walk. He would always walk on the side that people would be most on. If we stopped and someone came near the stroller he would put himself inbetween them and hayley. He didn’t growl or snarl. He was just there. Protecting. I loved it.. he was a great dog for that and many many other reasons and I’m so glad that Hayley had the forethought to create this wonderful homage to him.
I keep it on my desk at work and it will always bring a smile to my face when I look over at it.