Dog Love of my Life, Shake Sugaree- Seattle, WA

Back in Seattle now, working on long-needed cleaning out of closets and drawers. It's spring. Found this old photo which has been missing for years, in the back of a closet. The photo is of my beloved Shake Sugaree, taken by girlfriend at the time, about 20 years ago. Shakey was the dog love of my life- a Bassett mix, ball obsessed, swimmer and leaper, talker, garbage hound, sweetheart of a dog and smarter than me. I still miss her. I could hear her breathing in my room on her bed for months after she passed.The photo is of Shakey in her later years, and the numbers are from one time after I walked her (off leash of course in those days, and she would run all through the woods), in the arboretum. She came back to my truck and hurled the numbers on the floor. It was so odd that she ate some plastic numbers, from god knows where. My girlfriend took the numbers from the garbage and made the photo- "Some Lucky Dog" referring to the Washington State Lottery promos saying "some lucky dog is going to win the lottery!". We used to try her numbers on lotto tickets, but never won. The way I won is that I got to share life with my beloved Shake Sugaree, all the way to the end.

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