Smidgen loves to watch the scenery

Smitten with Smidgen

For twenty years we resisted the the temptation to own another dog. We were sure it would be cruel to bring a dog into our lives only to leave him or her home alone while my husband, Bob, & I both worked full time. Our sons were grown and had homes of their own. We thought we might like to find that special dog some day again.
The idea of that "some day" began to take shape when we bought property in Florence. We began cleaning the yard and preparing to put a house on the property when we found a dog's name tag lot in the bushes. It had belonged to a dog named "Smidgen" who, according to the address on the tag, once lived at our address. Hmmm - we thought, "I guess if we ever get a dog, he or she will have to be called Smidgen since we already have the name tag with address." Only a few months later we became the proud owners of a pug/tibetan spaniel mix. Of course, you can guess the rest - her name is Smidgen.
That dog tag was to be placed on the collar around her neck, but first we wanted to engrave our phone number on the tag. We put it in the car to take to an engraver. Before we got there, the tag fell into a crevice at the windshield of the car - lost and gone forever out of reach. BUT, five years later, we still have our Smidgen.

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