Turkey Tracks: March 15, 2016
Happy Birthday Miss Reynolds Georgia
Fourteen years ago, I brought home Miss Reynolds Georgia, aka “The Beauty Queen.”
(She’s always “the queen” with regard to usurper No No Penny, who steals her beds, her place at my side, and tries to steal her food from time to time.”)
She’s a rat terrier, but one who is the product of being bred back to Chihuahuas to make them smaller. It has also made them “trickier” in terms of health and temperament.
Rey Rey was so so tiny. She could fit into my two palms.
She came home in my lap, under a towel, on the long ride from the Virginia countryside to Falls Church.
For the past fourteen years, she has followed my every step, my every move from room to room, my sleeping and waking, my car trips. (She rides shot gun on the front seat and loves to drive.)
She grieves when I leave her and settles down to wait out the separation.
It’s hard to get a picture of her as she does not like the camera and looks away.
But, here she is today.
She has a huge place in my heart.
She looks great for fourteen, doesn’t she?
(That quilt was made by Gail Galloway Nicholson and quilted by Joan Herrick and gets used every night while we watch television.)