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MY THREE GRANDKIDS by SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

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THIS MORNING, SEPT 17 2009, WHEN I OPENED UP MY BUBBLE SITE, I NOTICED SOME COMMENTS FROM EDWARD DENYER, AKA TED, ABOUT SEVERAL OF MY IMAGES. WELL, AS ALWAYS, WHENEVER SOMEONE LOOKS INTO MY GALLERY AND ARE NICE ENOUGH TO COMPLIMENT OR COMMENT ON MY IMAGES, I GO TO THEIR SITE AND CHECK OUT THEIR WORKS. SO, AS I WAS STROLING THROUGH TEDS GALLERY, I SAW THIS IMAGE OF THREE VERY CUTE LITTLE CORGI PUPPIES. AS SOON AS I SAW THAT SHOT, I SAID TO MYSELF, I SAID SELF, YOU NEED TO PUT UP THE PHOTO OF MY THREE WOLF HYBRID PUPPIES THAT WERE BORN UNDER MY BED. SINCE I CONSIDER MY FAMILY PETS TO BE MY KIDS, IF ONE OF MY FEMALES HAS PUPS BY ONE OF MY MALES, THEN THAT WOULD MAKE THEIR PUPPIES “MY THREE GRANDKIDS”. THE MIX OF THESE PUPPIES IS 85% ARCTIC/TUNDRA, 7% GERMAN SHEPHERD AND 8% MALAMUTE. WHEN THEY WERE WHELPED FROM THEIR MOTHER, I NEVER HEARD ONE SINGLE SOUND OUT OF MY 75% ARCTIC FEMALE. REMEMBER, I SAID EARLIER, THEY WERE BORN UNDER MY BED AND I WAS LAYING ON THE BED AT THE TIME. IT WAS SO AMAZING TO HOLD IN MY HANDS A 20 MINUTE OLD PUPPY. I ALLOWED DEGOEE TO CLEAN EACH PUP BEFORE I TRIED TO PICK ANY OF THEM UP. THE FIRST BORN MALE, TACOMA, WAS SOLD BEFORE HE WAS EVER CONCEIVED, THE SECOND BORN MALE WAS SOLD TO AN AIRFORCE CAPTAIN. SHE BROUGHT HIM BACK ONE WEEK LATER, SHE HAD BEEN TRANSFERED TO GERMANY AND SHE COULDN’T TAKE HIM WITH HER. SO, I KEPT HIM AND NAMED HIM SMOKEY FOUR SOCKS. I WAS SO GLAD TO SEE HIM WHEN SHE BROUGHT HIM BACK TO ME. HE WAS MY FAVORITE AND I SO WANTED TO KEEP HIM ANYWAY AND NOT SELL HIM. THE THIRD PUP TO BE BORN WAS A LITTLE FEMALE AND SHE HAD A RATHER ROUGH START IN HER HUMANS HOUSEHOLED. SHE WAS STARVED FOR ATTENTION BY HER OWNERS AND WHEN THEY MOVED INTO A HOUSE ON A STREET BEHIND ME, I CAN SEE THEIR DRIVEWAY FROM MY BACKYARD, SUDDENLY I SAW A RATHER BEAUTIFUL WOLF HYBRID WALKING DOWN THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE. I FIGURED IT WAS HER, JUST FROM HER LOOK WHEN I LAST SAW HER AT THE AGE OF 8 MONTHS OLD. WHEN I CALLED TO HER, SHE TUCKED HER TAIL AND KEPT GOING. THE NEXT DAY, I SAW HER AGAIN IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE. BY THIS TIME SHE WAS 1 1/2 YEARS OLD. THIS TIME WHEN I CALLED TO HER, SHE RECOGNIZED MY VOICE AND KIND OF SAID TO HERSELF, I REMEMBER THAT HUMAN FOR SOME REASON, AND THIS TIME SHE CAME TO ME. IT TOOK HER HUMANS 4 1/2 HOURS TO COME AROUND THE BLOCK TO GET THEIR WOLF HYBRID. WELL, THREE TIMES LATER, I ENDED UP CALLING THE ASPCA AND HAVING THEM PICK HER UP AT MY HOUSE IN VACAVILLE CALIFORNIA AND TAKING HER BACK TO HER HOUSE. WHEN THE ASPCA TOOK HER THEIR, THEY TOLD HIM TO KEEP HER. I WANTED TO SHOOT THAT SON OF A BIT#@. IF I HAD KNOWN THEY WERE GOING TO GIVE HER UP, I HAD A HOME ALL PICKED OUT FOR HER. SO, I NEVER KNEW THE LIFE OF SASHA MARIE AFTER THAT. I DID SEE A MAN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN, WALKING A VERY SMALL CHIHUAHUA AND A LARGE WOLF LOOKING DOG THAT COULD HAVE FIT SASH’S DISCRIPTION. I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT SHE GOT TO LIVE A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE WITH SOMEONE WHO APPRECIATED AND TOOK CARE OF HER. THE ORDER OF THESE THREE ARE, TACOMA ON THE LEFT, SMOKEY FOUR SOCKS, ON THE RIGHT AND SASHA MARIE IN THE MIDDLE. THEY ARE LOOKING AT THEIR FATHER, WHO IS LAYING ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF ME. I PUSHED EVOLUTION THE DAY THOSE PUPS WERE BORN. NORMALLY THE FATHER OF THE PUPS, WON’T SEE THE PUPS FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS OUT IN THE WILD. FOURS SOCKS, GOT TO SEE HIS NEW OFFSPRING THE NIGHT THEY WERE BORN AND HE GOT TO PLAY WITH THEM ABOUT ONE MONTH LATER. IT TOOK THAT LONG FOR THEM TO REALLY GET MOTIVATED TO DO MORE THAN STAY IN THE PEN WITH MOM. I SURE DO MISS THE SOUND OF TWO ADULT WOLF HYBRIDS AND THREE PUPPY WOLF HYBRIDS, SCAMPERING THROUGH THE HOUSE ON THE WAY OUT TO THE BACK YARD. OUR HOUSE IS UP OFF THE GROUND, SO IT MADE LOTS OF NOISE AS THEY WENT THROUGH FROM MY BEDROOM DOWN THE HALL THROUGH THE DINNING ROOM PAST THE KITCHEN AND THROUGH THE DEN TO THE BACK YARD. ONCE THEY GOT MORE ADJILITY AND COORDINATION, THEY REALLY STARTED PLAYING WITH EACH OTHER AND THEIR PARENTS. I SURE DO MISS THEM. I WISH PUPPIES COULD STAY PUPPY SIZED FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR. THEY ARE SO CLUMBSEY AND CUTE AT THOSE STAGES OF THEIR LIVES. THESE PUPPIES WERE BORN ON JANUARY 22 1996. THEIR PARENTS ARE GONE NOW AS ARE THEY. TACOMA LIVED THE LONGEST AND PAST LAST APRIL AT THE AGE OF13 YEARS 2 MONTHS. SMOKEY FOUR SOCKS, MY KID, PASSED AT 13 DAYS SHORT OF HIS 8TH BIRTHDAY ON JANUARY 9, 2004. HE HAD A TUMOR ON HIS HEART AND IT BURST HIS AORATA. I WAS SO DISTROUT, I HAD TO GO SEE A MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST FOR ALMOST A FULL YEAR. LIKE I SAID, I’M NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO SASHA MARIE. MY PACK OF 5 WOLF HYBRIDS DIDN’T LAST LONG, AND MY PACK OF THREE DIDN’T LAST AS LONG AS I WAS HOPING FOR, BUT I THANK GOD FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH HIS CREATIONS FOR AS LONG AS I HAD WITH THEM. SO, AFTER HAVING 4 DIFFERENT HYBRIDS, INCLUDING MY FIRST ONE IN 1977, I’VE HAD 48 ACCUMULATIVE YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH SUCH LOVING CREATURES. WELL, TODAY IS MY MOM’S 80’TH BIRTHDAY AND I PROMISED HER I WOULD FIX HER STEAK AND KING CRAB LEGS FOR HER DINNER. SHE JUST WALKED IN AND ASKED ME WHEN I WAS GOING TO FIX THE STEAKS, I’M OFF TO THE CHARCOAL GRILL.

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  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 5 years ago

    adorable shot. how cute

  • THANK YOU JEFF, I APPRECIATE YOUR COMPLIMENT VERY MUCH. GOTTA GO, IT’S TIME TO COOK MOM’S DINNER FOR HER 80TH BIRTHDAY. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 5 years ago

    Awww- so sweet. The troublesome trio desperate for freedom? Lovely capture

  • THANKS KM, YES THEY WERE GETTING QUITE ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT LAID ON THE THE OUTSIDE OF MY BEDROOM, OR THEIR BEDROOM. ALL THEY KNEW WAS THAT MOM AND DAD DISSAPEARED EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. HOWEVER, ABOUT TWO WEEKS AFTER THIS SHOT, THEY FINALLY TASTED FREEDOM AND THEY LEARNED QUITE WELL WHERE THEY WERE ALLOWED TO GO POTTY. AFTER THEY LEARNED ABOUT THE OUTSIDE, THERE WERE NO MORE ACCIDENTS IN THEIR PEN. I APPRECIATE YOUR COMPLIMENT AND INSIGHT. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Alice Oates
    Alice Oatesabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations, your image has been

  • THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THIS FEATURE OF “MY THREE GRANDKIDS”. THEY WERE SO CUTE AND CUDDILY, I WISH THEY COULD HAVE STAYED THAT WAY FOREVER. AT LEAST I HAVE THE PHOTOS TO LOOK BACK ON FROM TIME TO TIME AND REKINDLE THE MEMORIES OF THOSE WONDERFUL TIMES. I AM ALWAYS HONORED AND HUMBLED WHENEVER ONE OR MORE OF MY IMAGES MAKES IT INTO A FEATURE. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature :)

  • THANK YOU DAWNSKY2. I JUST RESPONED TO THE FEATURE NOTIFICATION TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE GROUP HOST, ALICE. THINGS LIKE THIS MAKE MY HEAD SWELL UP WITH PRIDE. I APPRECIATE YOUR COMPLIMENT. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    lovely shot

  • THANK YOU ANTANAS, I APPRECIATE YOUR COMPLIMENT. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceabout 5 years ago

    Damit, you got me crYing OVER WOLFE DOGS a nd laughin’ cause I WANNA EAT A STEAK GRILLED TO PERFECTION.. and i caNT tell u when i ate a steak last…. and u make me love you so deeply before lunch,when all idid today was wrap some hot buttered garlic naan bread around a sausage link, and after the 1st bite …thought of you,my friend.
    beautiful..all of it.ad4pxoxoxoxoxox

  • WELL, I’M HONORED AND HUMBLED…… I THINK I PERSONALLY WOULD HAVE RATHER HAD A SAUSAGE KOLACHIE… OH I SO LONG FOR A DOZEN OF THOSE THINGS. THANK YOU FOR FAVING “MY THREE GRANDKIDS”. THEY WERE SO DAMN CUTE AND THEY BECAME VERY SMART AS WELL. BOB ;) XOXO

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceabout 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh! They are just so darn cute. My heart goes out to you as I was reading this story. When we love our children AND our “children” they claim a part of our heart forever. Especially when we raise them from tiny babies. Glad you posted this wonderful image for it is an instant favorite.

  • THANK YOU MARJORIE,,,,I DO SO MISS MY WOLF PACK, BUT GOD HAS BLESSED ME WITH CHEWBACCA AND SASHA NOW, SO MY HEART IS FEELING BETTER,,,, NOT TOTALLY HEALED, BUT GETTING THERE. I STILL CRY WHEN I WRITE ABOUT MY KIDS,,,,I NEVER HAD 2 LEGGED KIDS,,,,,MY EX WIFE HAD THREE MISSCARRIAGES IN THE 2 1/2 YEARS WE WERE TOGETHER,,,,,SO APPERANTLY,,,WE WEREN’T MEANT TO HAVE KIDS TOGETHER,,,,NO OTHER RELATIONSHIP EVER MADE IT TO MARRIAGE OR KIDS…..SO, I FELL IN LOVE WITH WOLF HYBRIDS AND THE ONLY TIME I GET HURT IS WHEN I HAVE TO PUT ONE DOWN. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ADDING THIS IMAGE TO YOUR FAVES,,,,,I AM ALWAYS HONORED AND HUMBLED WHENEVER ANYONE OR IN THIS CASE YOU,,,,HAVE CHOSEN ONE OR MORE OF MY IMAGES AS A FAVORITE TO YOU…..BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beabout 5 years ago

    They are so cute. Our animals here, all of them, are also our family so I can relate. Lovely shot as well. ;-)

  • THANKS KIMBA, THESE LITTEL CRITTERS WERE JUST ABOUT 4 WEEKS OLD IN THIS SHOT. I APPRECIATE YOU COMPLIMENT VERY MUCH. BOB ;)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Jonesy7
    Jonesy7about 5 years ago

    beautiful babies. I am sorry for your losses, and I understand your pain. If only they lived as long as us…. they have all been lucky to have shared a life with you, and you with them. x

  • THANK YOU JONESY, YES IT IS A HUGE LOSS WHEN THEY PASS AWAY. I’VE NEVER HAD ONE DIE OVER NIGHT, OR BY NATURAL CAUSES, EACH ONE HAD TO BE PUT TO SLEEP WITH AN INJECTION. EACH ONE WENT IN MY ARMS AND SO FAR THERE HAVE BEEN 4. ONE HERE AT THE HOUSE AND ONE AT UC DAVIS THE OTHER 2 WERE AT MY LOCAL VETS OFFICE. JUST BEFORE INJECTION, I TELL EACH ONE THAT I LOVE THEM AND I AM SORRY FOR HAVING TO PUT EACH ONE TO SLEEP. I HOPE THAT THERE IS ACTUALLY A “RAINBOW BRIDGE”, WHERE THEY WILL ALL BE WAITING FOR ME WHEN MY TIME COMES. IF IT TRULY DOES COME TO PASS, THEN I WILL HAVE A PACK OF 7 HYBRIDS. I LIKE TO THINK THAT THE THREE LITTLE ONES WILL BE THERE WITH THEIR PARENTS AND THAT ALL OF THEM WILL GET ALONG FANTASTICALLY, SINCE I RAISED THEM ALL TO BE LOVERS NOT FIGHTERS. WOULDN’T IT BE NICE TO HAVE THEM LAST OUR LIFE SPAN? I APPRECIATE YOU COMPLIMENTS AND I AM HONORED AND HUMBLED THAT YOU CHOSE THIS IMAGE FOR YOUR FAVORITES. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • CanonBall-II
    CanonBall-IIabout 5 years ago


    Somehow I just do not see the big bad wolf in this pack! Bob

  • THANK YOU CANONBALL-II, WOW, ANOTHER FEATURE, I’M HONORED AND HUMBLED AND I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH. YES, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD LIED, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BIG BAD WOLF. OUT OF THE 4 I’VE HAD PERSONALLY AND THE ONE I HAVE NOW, I’D HAVE TO ADMIT, IT WOULD BE AWFUL HARD TO FIND A BIG BAD WOLF OUT OF MY PACK. IF THERE REALLY IS A RAINBOW BRIDGE AND OUR LOVED PETS ARE THERE WAITING FOR US, HOPEFULLY THAT WILL INCLUDE ONES THAT WERE BORN TO OUR KIDS AND I WILL HAVE A PACK OF 7 WOLF HYBRIDS AND ONE LAB/SHEPHERD WAITING FOR ME. I ALMOST CAN’T WAIT. I APPRECIATE THE FEATURE A GREAT DEAL, THEY MEAN SO MUCH TO ME WHENEVER ONE HAPPENS. HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON AND A FANTASTIC TURKEY DAY. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

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