Little Me Looking Old Time

Taken right here where I’m living again after all these decades. In fact, I’m sitting on a couch in the patio that was added later, almost in the same spot! Now if you look carefully, you can see a dog in the upper right running toward camera. As far as I recall, we only had two dogs in my early childhood – Candy (who was white or cream) and Pierre “the millionaire.” who was black and bit. This is probably Candy though he/she looks too big to match my memory. I don’t know what became of Candy. I was pretty young and one day, I guess, Candy just wasn’t there any longer. Hit by a car? Given away? Died of natural causes. I recall her ( I think it was a she) as being a puppy or at least a young dog. Alas, everyone who would have know has passed on years ago or decades ago, so unless I can find some record of it in all these boxes of unsorted family papers and photos, none of us will every know. Then again, I’ve seen this pictures a dozen times before and never noticed the dog in the corner until now. But now that I think about, I recall another photo clearing showing candy. Perhaps i’ll re-discover it some day and be able to determine who the dog is in this photo. But if not Candy, who then? As my mom oft said, “It’s just one of life’s little mysteries.”