Meet Doggie. He was our most beloved pet. He was named after the stuffed dog in They Cage The Animals At Night by Jennings Michael Burch, which my mother read when we were children, and in turn told to us a little at a time during our afternoon naps. He once won first place in a dog show in the stuffed dog category.
Nowadays he lives with my mother. I think he spends his days guarding the end of her bed.
(This post was inspired by Janiece Murphy's giant schnauzer Boogie, who is big and black and recently seen on a
UPDATE: For all the people landing here looking for a picture of Burch's doggie: 8th picture here. :p