In dreams Venus is always near to Mary and me. My favorite funeral song is, “I’ll See you in My Dreams” by Joe Brown for George Harrison.
We bought Venus when she was 8 weeks old from breeder Linda Eklund of Windsor, Colorado.
Venus was a terrible puppy, peeing everywhere for nearly a year. If we ever get another dog, it will be potty trained and at least 12 months old.
Venus at age 5 months tied to the dog run in our yard, November 2001.
Venus loved people but not dogs with a few exceptions such as Asner, who she met in Vail in the summer of 2003.
Venus and Asner often played in the yard. Asner was a mix of pit bull and Labrador Retriever and was stronger than Venus.
I tried to wear down the excess young energy of Venus at the Black Lakes at the summit of Vail Pass. It backfired, making her stronger, but I gained strength, too.
We spent 3 summers in Vail, often at the Black Lakes.
Carol visited us in Vail in summer 2003 so we walked up the mountain.
Mom and Venus at the flower garden in Ford Park in Vail, summer 2003.
Venus met a twin at Vail in the summer 2003.
We terrorized downtown Fort Collins on Halloween 2003.
I taught Venus for several months to fetch the paper in the morning. Working was one of her joys.
Venus stayed with Dave and Gina Edrich for a week in Austin, April 2004.
Venus and I at the opening of the Centerra Mall in Loveland, Colorado 2005.
Venus was the only dog with her own boat at the Costa Baja Marina in 2007, La Paz, Baja California Sur.
Venus enjoyed our Catalina 27 when it was docked but frightened easily and hated tacking and heeling.
Venus with Cameron and Jordan in Austin, 2012.