This has reminded me that over the years, dogs have been continually important in our family lives. One of the Labradors was a wedding present in 1957 and the King Charles Spaniel is mine today. Needless to say, it seems only natural that when Anna and I started a business venture it would be dog related and “Barkbed Covers” was born.
I sent our first family photo Christmas card in 1959, a picture of Anna and the 2 family dogs. We sent photo cards each year after that (still do). In 2008 the Fiftieth photo card was a reprise of the 1959 photo and current photos of Anna and her four siblings with their dogs and me with my dog. There were 3 German Shepherds, 2 Black Labradors, 3 Mixed Breeds, a Golden Retriever, a Miniature Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Eleven beautiful dogs in all!