Furry boy

A little piece of Oscar was returned to us

In the shape of this furry boy – Simson, who is 16 months old.

Simson

He’s living with us for a while (hopefully, forever)

And is in constant motion.

(Long-time friends of this blog will know that I took lots of pictures of Oscar like this…)

Run

When he does slow down,

He is adorably goofy.

(Picture taken with the anklebiters on his Christmas visit with us.)

Goofy

Ruby enjoys his company –

In fact, I’d say that best friends stick together. (Excuse the pun!)

Stick

And when I asked them to pose and say cheese,Β I got this!

(Someone always closes their eyes just as the shutter clicks, don’t they?)

Say cheese

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113 responses

  1. TWO beautiful, happy dogs! I always enjoy your photos and fun to see your kids, too. They are getting big! I hope you do get to keep Simson. He looks like he belongs.

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    January 26, 2015 at 14:49

  2. Leo

    Ooh … how I love this dog.
    Oscar looks very good.

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    January 26, 2015 at 14:56

  3. How wonderful that you now are beginning a sequel to the Oscar story!

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    January 26, 2015 at 15:05

  4. Claudia

    oh how sweet!!! he’s so handsome. and how nice for Ruby to now have a friend to play with. always. hope he stays.

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    January 26, 2015 at 15:14

  5. oh my goodness are they ever cute!! I love playing with dogs in the snow.

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    January 26, 2015 at 15:22

  6. joy

    So adorable:)

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    January 26, 2015 at 15:24

  7. Love these shots Ladyfi!

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    January 26, 2015 at 15:29

  8. Simson – as adorable as Oscar.

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    January 26, 2015 at 15:39

  9. What a cutie. That last photo is great too.

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    January 26, 2015 at 15:58

  10. Simson, you look wonderful and you have found yourself a great home now. ❀

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    January 26, 2015 at 16:06

  11. I just love Ruby and Simson.. They are both gorgeous dogs.. I love the last shot of them together.. I hope Simson is there to stay! Have a happy week!

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    January 26, 2015 at 16:18

  12. Was fΓΌr lebensfrohe Bilder!!!

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    January 26, 2015 at 16:21

  13. They look so happy together – and both remind me so much of Oscar! I hope you get to keep Simon!

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    January 26, 2015 at 16:27

  14. they both are so cute and such lovely pics πŸ™‚

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    January 26, 2015 at 16:29

  15. Wonderful Fiona – hope this sweetie gets to stay with you guys for a long time to come. Happy to see Oscar again – the love of your life.

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    January 26, 2015 at 17:01

  16. oh, simson is a beautiful bundle of energy! i hope you get to keep him forever, too!!!

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    January 26, 2015 at 17:12

  17. Fun shots. He’s adorable!

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    January 26, 2015 at 17:18

  18. Soooo cute! I love the last shot!

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    January 26, 2015 at 17:21

  19. I love seeing your photos of the dogs!!! And the crazy kids, too! Looks like everyone is enjoying the winter!

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    January 26, 2015 at 17:27

  20. Beautiful friends they are.

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    January 26, 2015 at 17:45

  21. Simon is adorable! I hope he becomes yours forever.
    I’ve missed so many of your posts that I scrolled back through several. Ruby’s puppies are adorable. Wish I had one of them.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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    January 26, 2015 at 17:50

  22. Ron

    OMG Fiona, I was smiling from ear to ear reading this post and looking at these photographs. I love the one with your children!!

    “(Someone always closes their eyes just as the shutter clicks, don’t they?)”

    HA! Adorable capture!

    Simson is beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing your world, my friend!
    X

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    January 26, 2015 at 17:52

  23. Lovely dog!

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    January 26, 2015 at 18:10

  24. Oh those lucky dogs!!! And their lucky people.

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    January 26, 2015 at 18:17

  25. Oh, I hope he can stay! Love the bounding through the snow pic and the stick fight. They would be so happy together. πŸ™‚

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    January 26, 2015 at 18:27

  26. I hope Simson can stay with you, although the pair would be a handful!

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    January 26, 2015 at 18:30

  27. Oh he looks like he just belongs with you…hoping too!…:)JP

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    January 26, 2015 at 18:38

  28. I love looking at both of your dogs πŸ™‚
    They are great companions I think.
    But to tell you the truth, I would also look quite
    goofy if someone chokes my throat πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
    Can I please have some of your snow?
    You have so much…. πŸ˜€

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    January 26, 2015 at 18:45

  29. Oh, they are so cute together! I hope Simson is able to make his forever home with you, too!

    Lindy

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    January 26, 2015 at 19:04

  30. Love the photos…So full of life and joy. These are the perfect moments.

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    January 26, 2015 at 19:32

  31. He is adorable, I hope you get to keep him and I absolutely love the third photo down. I am so smiling at that photo, all of them really.

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    January 26, 2015 at 20:24

  32. Great photos of beautiful looking dogs.

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    January 26, 2015 at 20:38

  33. Pat

    Beautiful series! they are adorable to see them play!

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    January 26, 2015 at 21:02

  34. These pictures are gorgeous!

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    January 26, 2015 at 21:12

  35. Simson is so much like Oscar! These are gorgeous photos of beautiful and happy animals. I hope you get to keep the boy pup! I love all of the photos and the first one is my favorite! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    January 26, 2015 at 21:19

  36. Simson and Ruby look great together … and I bet they’ll tire each other out πŸ™‚ Great photos Fiona!

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    January 26, 2015 at 21:24

  37. What a handsome guy! It is nice to see Oscar’s legacy lives on. πŸ™‚

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    January 26, 2015 at 21:27

  38. Happy dogs πŸ™‚ Wonderful photos!

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    January 26, 2015 at 22:04

  39. I’m with Marian – an Oscar sequel. Too fabulous X

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    January 26, 2015 at 22:19

  40. Gorgeous! I hope he brings you much joy for a very long time. ❀

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    January 26, 2015 at 22:30


  41. Very funny pictures. I love those dogs.
    Ruby is like my neighbor’s dog, which is also a bit mine as he comes to visit very often to play.

    hugs

    Β· LMA Β· & Β· CR Β·

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    January 26, 2015 at 22:33

  42. Kids and pets … an unbeatable combination for cuteness overload. Even the snow looks warm and friendly!

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    January 26, 2015 at 22:39

  43. FUN!! My boys would love to run with them too. :-)) I love the shot when you asked them to say “Cheese”

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    January 26, 2015 at 22:48

  44. Great shots of the beautiful fun loving dogs and children.

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    January 26, 2015 at 23:04

  45. He is a handsome boy!!!

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    January 26, 2015 at 23:12

  46. love those anklebiters! And of course I love the new beautiful boy you have, He is much like Oscar.All these photos are so lovely Fiona!

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    January 26, 2015 at 23:31

  47. What a spectacular crew! So much fun in snow and sun. Gorgeous young-‘uns and darling dogs. Perfect combination for a grand photo op! πŸ˜€
    xo

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    January 26, 2015 at 23:52

  48. miss-red-fox

    Great pictures, as always! And great dogs!

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    January 27, 2015 at 00:15

  49. Pat

    Kids and dogs. Great captures.

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    January 27, 2015 at 00:59

  50. itsallaboutpurple

    omgoodness, cuteness overload. I hope he is in his forever home!!

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    January 27, 2015 at 02:15

  51. great company for each other!

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    January 27, 2015 at 04:22

  52. Sounds like you may have a new family member!!

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    January 27, 2015 at 04:25

  53. Your already special world has become even more special. Simon is quite a handsome addition.

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    January 27, 2015 at 04:38

  54. How beautiful these shots are πŸ™‚

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    January 27, 2015 at 04:38

  55. Heart-meltingly beautiful.

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    January 27, 2015 at 05:37

  56. Such gorgeous animals!
    Stay warm!

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    January 27, 2015 at 05:48

  57. I love that last shot! I

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    January 27, 2015 at 05:57

  58. That’s great. Life goes on. I love the last two of both dogs together.

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    January 27, 2015 at 06:20

  59. What a sweet do! I hope you DO get to keep him!

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    January 27, 2015 at 08:09

  60. Just wonderful! Hope he will stay with you?!

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    January 27, 2015 at 08:25

  61. I love these dogs, they play well together.
    You have them photographed perfectly, my compliments.
    Best regards, Irma

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    January 27, 2015 at 09:47

  62. great to see you have a new dog. The two of them look like they are having lots of fun together.
    Have a great week and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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    January 27, 2015 at 09:50

  63. They are sooooo adorable …….

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    January 27, 2015 at 10:32

  64. adorable

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    January 27, 2015 at 10:37

  65. They seem to be having such a fun time together.

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    January 27, 2015 at 11:34

  66. They are adorable! πŸ™‚

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    January 27, 2015 at 12:22

  67. They do look to be very good friends – both animals and anklebiters!

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    January 27, 2015 at 12:50

  68. Real sweethearts!! Cuddles and hugs!!

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    January 27, 2015 at 13:04

  69. dnambiar11

    Such a good-looking couple, they make.
    Adorable!

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    January 27, 2015 at 13:17

  70. These dogs are so adorable and I can understand that you love them so much! They look like each other.
    I wish you all a very happy week together.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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    January 27, 2015 at 13:48

  71. such a great gift to have simson with you for a while (or forever :)). and it looks like ruby and simson are very happy together

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    January 27, 2015 at 13:52

  72. I forgot to tell that the crocuses are from several years ago. I use these photos because of the fact that the letter C had its turn this week. Next week it’ll be Daffodils for D! πŸ˜‰

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    January 27, 2015 at 13:55

  73. Oscar shall NEVER die))!! Wonderful. xx

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    January 27, 2015 at 14:16

  74. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!

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    January 27, 2015 at 14:41

  75. Delightful, fun and loving photos! Love the dogs and kids!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    January 27, 2015 at 16:15

  76. ha. i am glad that he is fitting in…and a part of the family so…
    its great to have him as a tangible reminder too of your friend…
    what a personality eh?

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    January 27, 2015 at 16:28

  77. Don

    A fine series on these great looking dogs. you captured them in some very expressive poses. Them both pulling on the stick is an especially good one.

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    January 27, 2015 at 16:37

  78. Haha love the shot of your kids with him. The last shot should be blown up on canvas and hung it is stunning! Hope everyone is settling in nicely!

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    January 27, 2015 at 16:40

  79. Wonderful shots. They look very cute in action.

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    January 27, 2015 at 17:22

  80. So many precious photos!!!

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    January 27, 2015 at 18:21

  81. What a wonderful gift, to have a little bit of Oscar, and a whole lot of Simson! I love the photo of he and Ruby posing.. Our snow levels are low here this winter, the shoveled path is lovely! Your anklebiters are beautiful, too. πŸ™‚

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    January 27, 2015 at 18:39

  82. Ela

    Oh, your dogs are so cute :)) Lovely pictures :))
    Greetings

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    January 27, 2015 at 18:52

  83. These are SO cute!

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    January 27, 2015 at 20:26

  84. thesmittenimage

    Beautiful babies. I hope he’s yours forever too. I suspect that he will be. Wonderful photos, F.

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    January 27, 2015 at 22:48

  85. he is one handsome dude! Simson seems like such a stuffy name, have the anklebiters shortened it yet to say Simmy or Sonny? I am so happy that he is with you, of course no dog can replace Oscar but Simson may make your heart hurt less. Just so you know your long time readers miss Oscar very much:(

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    January 27, 2015 at 23:54

    • We miss Oscar very much too… But it does help to have these two goofballs around.

      Simson is such a long name – we usually just call him Simmy.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 28, 2015 at 06:28

  86. How wonderful! It looks like they have not only Oscar’s good looks, but his amazing spirit and joy for life. May they bring much joy to yours, my friend. Thank you for sharing these.

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    January 28, 2015 at 00:38

  87. you can see they are family πŸ™‚

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    January 28, 2015 at 00:38

  88. Simson is very handsome. He reminds me of Chipper who was my friend from 4th to 8th grades. I still miss him.

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    January 28, 2015 at 01:55

  89. They look great together. I hope it works out. They remind me of “Beau”. A super sweet Golden Retriever of a friend of ours long ago.

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    January 28, 2015 at 01:56

  90. Awwwww love your new furry….hopefully full time companion. the last shot is wonderful

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    January 28, 2015 at 02:20

  91. Al

    So adorable and happy – I hope he’s found his home!

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    January 28, 2015 at 02:50

  92. Those are beautiful dogs

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    January 28, 2015 at 03:39

  93. What fun they are having

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    January 28, 2015 at 09:44

  94. Lovely furry dogs and warm to see them enjoy together! Funny tongue gesture

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    January 28, 2015 at 09:44

  95. so active and lovely πŸ™‚

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    January 28, 2015 at 12:00

  96. That’s lovely stuff. Dogs are great. πŸ™‚

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    January 28, 2015 at 13:38

  97. indrani

    Lovely happy action captures.

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    January 28, 2015 at 13:49

  98. Oh they are GORGEOUS! I live in a teensy apartment that barely fits me, so no dogs for me for quite some time – I am jealous!!

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    January 28, 2015 at 15:17

  99. Anonymous

    I love your furry story and your furry friends – the posing shot is so good especially the eyes shut capture – enjoy your week – Jane UK

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    January 28, 2015 at 16:17

  100. awesome series and winter dog and portrait photos, hope he will stay with very long you.

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    January 28, 2015 at 16:21

  101. daryledelstein

    oh two is better than one .. and they are both so beautiful .. your daughter is looking very grown up and lovely

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    January 28, 2015 at 16:54

  102. I love the combination of dogs, kids, and snow!! Pure happiness πŸ™‚

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    January 28, 2015 at 18:20

  103. Aww they are adorable, I think you could really make best buddies with them πŸ™‚

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    January 28, 2015 at 21:51

  104. Very nice photos. I’ll bet the children are happy to have another dog. That is so cute where one dog closes its eyes when you want a photo. That would always be me. LOL

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    January 29, 2015 at 00:45

  105. Nisha

    Can you believe I am missing snow here? And your funny boy is making me so miserable.

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    January 29, 2015 at 08:21

  106. Lynn

    Oh – I hope he gets to stay! These delightful photographs made me smile this morning. Thank you!

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    January 29, 2015 at 12:21

  107. I do hope you get to keep Simpson! He looks perfect for your family!

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    January 29, 2015 at 14:29

  108. So nice to see the dogs in the snow:-)
    Beautiful pictures.

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    January 29, 2015 at 20:28

  109. Beautiful images, Fi. What a gorgeous dog. πŸ™‚

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    January 31, 2015 at 08:23

  110. Hope he gets to stay…I love a “happily ever after” story.

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    January 31, 2015 at 19:29

  111. Lady Fi!
    I will never forget Oscar. I loved him.
    Simson is a wonderful and very similar to the Oscar.
    Kisses and greetings.
    Lucia

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    February 3, 2015 at 18:00

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