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#JusJoJan 10/20 – My dogs


As always, to start off, I’d like to say thank you to our guest-prompter! Today it’s Di with her word, “dogs.” You can find her Just Jot it January post here. Go visit her and say hi, and follow her while you’re there!

Being the grammar and word nerd I am, I had to look up the word “dogs” as they relate to feet. Did you know the expression comes from 1913, from the rhyming slang for “dog’s meat”? No? Me neither. I’m assuming it’s Cockney, but I could be wrong.

This is an excellent site for looking up where words come from: If you’re anything like me, you’ll be fascinated.

On real dogs, I’m terribly glad my kids are no longer afraid of them. Most of them, I should say. They’ll still give a dog walking on the sidewalk with its owner a wide berth, but at least they won’t run into traffic, screaming, if a dog comes near.

It was kinda touch and go when I brought this guy home


He’s quite a bit bigger than a shoe now, but I imagine it was his smallness that convinced the kids to allow him in the house.

I wish, sometimes, they could stay puppies. It’s almost as hard as having your kids grow up.


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Author: Linda G. Hill

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11 thoughts on “#JusJoJan 10/20 – My dogs

  1. It’s the puppy that sneaks into our heart.


  2. Cute dog. I almost used the “feet (or toes) are barking” phrase in my post but then realized Benny is cuter than my feet 🙂


  3. Dogs are lovable at all stages of their lives, but it’s hard to watch them grow old. It seems to happen so quickly!


  4. Cute pup! I remember when Maggie was that small.


  5. They take a piece of you with them when they head to the Bridge.


  6. If I remember correctly, rhyming slang for feet is ‘Plates of Meat’ 🤣

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  7. Puppy Winston SO cute now quite the handsome, dignified doggy! 😍


  8. Our animals are often the best things in our lives. Dogs especially give us unconditional love . I also give our animals unconditional love.💜💜💜


  9. Our animals are also our kids, just with 4 legs, Linda 😀

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