Monday, September 12, 2011

misty monday~lookout point

At our old house, it seemed as though there was always a doggie in the window, on the look out for squirrels, people, and men in brown trucks. Misty loved that window. After she died, we had lots of repair work to do on the window frame. She would put both front paws on the window and scratch, scratch, scratch whenever the UPS guy came. He once told me that he was afraid she would come through the window some day.


It was a sad day when Jeff got out the wood fill, and covered all her scratch marks. I still haven't fixed the scratch marks she made on our tv stand. She'd paw at that when the garage door went up/down. Oreo and Chewy have already learned to look out the window at our new house. I know Misty would have too.

17 comments:

Rob said...

Hi Sara, did Jeff enjoy the race? I thought it was very good apart from the predictable winner.

I think you should leave the TV stand the way it is as I think it's nice to have physical reminders.

betty said...

What a surprise awaits the UPS guy if he serves your new neighborhood.
Oreo and Chewy will give good barks in the Misty tradition.
The photos of Misty at the window are precious. The TV stand is a part of your family history.

Diana said...

So sweet. I'm sure it must have been hard to cover those marks.

Sara said...

Rob,
Yes, Jeff did enjoy the race!

Just Ramblin' said...

Great photos. We have those 'memories' or what I call 'touchstones' of Maggie Mae. There are certain things that should just be...no need to change them. Misty is probably loving how these two have carried on her tradition. : )

Berts Blog said...

Windows were meant to be looked out of with joy and a deep love of life just beyond our reach. Memories of those joys shold be left as reminders of happinesses that have been. We say, leave the TV stand Mystiy-fied......

Ber

Helen said...

Such wonderful memories that Misty left for you!!

houndstooth said...

Isn't it sweet how some traditions are passed along to the new guard? Misty is smiling somewhere!

madcobug said...

Those pictures of Misty and Oreo look cute. Patches likes to look out the front window also. She gets up on the back of the couch. Sometimes you can see cats sitting on window seals at homes.
We had a poodle that used to do that also.
A place for animals to see more of the outdoors and guard the house better.

Bailey said...

What a great shot. It is one of the things I feel bad about the location here. While Bailey will get up on the couch to look out one window, there isn't a great spot for Katy to see out the front.

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

There will without a bought be many more scratch marks on the window of your new house - all part of the treasured memories we keep.

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Kathy said...

awwwwwwweeee........it is funny how much scratch marks can mean and symbolize..

Dawn said...

I remember when Bonnie's last pawprints in the snow melted. But we have claw marks on our front window sill too, from her. Katie doesn't do that so much, so I know the deep grooves are from my Bonnie-girl. I'd keep the TV stand as is, in honor of her.

Sophie said...

Even though the scratches on the window were covered, Misty's window-peeking legacy lives on in your boys now. :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Misty had so much in common with Dakota that this made me smile.

He goes insane at our window too and often I am afraid he is going to jump right through it.

Misty was a wonderful dog ((((hugs))))

Ricky the Sheltie said...

It's funny how something that once might have been an annoyance becomes a cherished memory. Love the window photos!