There’s a book in my bookcase written by Kathleen N. Daly called “The Giant Little Golden Book of Dogs.” It’s one of the few remaining that I still have from my childhood.
It’s illustrated by Tibor Gergely and inside this book are pictures of big dogs and little dogs with tips on training. There is even one story about the first dog who made friends with man and it may have been a puppy who came to warm himself at a caveman’s fire.
The Scottish Terrier is the first dog that I remember when I was a kid. Scotty was a small puppy and liked to dig holes in our front yard. But, he only stayed long enough to visit because my mother said “dogs don’t belong indoors” and she meant it. I sometimes think about him and wish my brothers had built him a dog house. Maybe then she would have allowed us to keep him. But, instead she gave me a stuffed bear that I named Teddy.
Last year I saw a Fluffy Brown Dog in the park that looked just like my little Teddy.
Here’s the photograph.
Written by Mary Gilmartin, August 16, 2013
The Historical Fire Station No. 6 built-in 1894 was used by the AFD, Atlanta Fire Department, until it closed in 1991. Inside you will find a 1927 LaFrance fire engine on display. This building is located down the street from where Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929.
In 1980 the National Historic Site was established to preserve the places where Martin Luther King Jr was born, lived, worked, worshiped and the final resting place of Dr. King, Jr. This past week I visited The King Center, Freedom Hall and saw Dr. and Mrs. King’s Tomb. I registered for the tour to see the house where he was born. Although photographs are not allowed inside the home, I left with visual images and learned a lot about this period of history.
A book on exhibit that belonged to Dr. King
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, August 14, 2013
I’ve had these two portraits of the same girl posing for a long time and every time I look at them I ask the same question: “Who is the girl in this portrait?”
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, August 10, 2013
I would never have believed what my six-year old grandson received for his “first pet” unless I had seen it for myself. When asked what does he eat? I learned that his food is kept in a separate cage.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that it only takes one second for “Charlie” to chase the crickets and catch his prey. The rest of the time he spends inside his glass terrarium sometimes staring at the blank wall behind him. There should be a painting of an Australian sunset there for him to look at while he waits to be taken outside for a walk at the park.
And, this ends the Bearded Dragon story about a little boy and his first pet.
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, August 8, 2013