Personal Web Site of Greg Swartz
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|MEET MY KIDS!!!!
Note: This page is very much out of date. All of these animals have died. My present animals are cats.
In my life I have had so many animals, I do not think I can count them all. We had at least five dogs when I was growing up. As an adult I have had 19 dogs and two cats.
I presently have three dogs and one cat; they are Zeppelin, Roadside, Jack and Jake and are shown in the left frame. The last kids I lost were Parker on May 15, 2002, and Marble in September of 2001. Both losses were sudden and very unexpected. Except for Zeppelin's back condition, all of my living kids seem very healthy, so hopefully, I will not experience any more losses very soon. But, then that is what I was hoping when I lost Marble and Parker. Every one of my “kids” is special to me and I really miss them.
My childhood dogs were named Laddie, Snuggles, another Snuggles, Lady, and another Lady. When I was about 12, my brother had a little dog named Sparky. The dogs I have had as an adult are King, Rocky, Duchess, Duke, Daisy, Junior, Boog-A-Loo, Jody, Buffy, Tasha, Bear, Blondie, Tootsie, Snookum, Bo, Zeppelin, Parker, Jack and Jake.
My cats have been Roadside and Marble.
It is impossible to write about my dogs without mentioning Brownie. She was not my dog but was the mother of many of my dogs. She lived next door to me on McGee and over the years seldom missed a season without having a litter of puppies. I have also had an attachment to a few of her puppies that I did not take in. In particular, there was Lassie who I gave to a neighbor.
The dogs I have had as an adult that have passed on are spotlighted on the right side of this page and the living and the rest are spotlighted on the left. Click on their name for their individual story – each is unique and each is very special to me!!!!
And, please come back. Some of these stories are not complete. I intend to add to all of the existing stories and add stories (and pictures if I can find some) of my early dogs.
If there are any typographical errors, etc., on these pages, they are not my fault. Roadside likes to walk all over my keyboard while I am tyyyyyypppppiiiiinnnnngggggg!!!!
Oh, and when I was in high school I even had a few snakes, but I have no pictures and do not know their names!!!