Old Spots Bring Memories

Hu-Dad had one of those moments when he glanced out the window and saw one of Qannik’s old spots occupied by a different dog.

Frankie snoozing in one of Qannik's old spots.

Frankie snoozing in one of Qannik’s old spots.

Frankie has taken quite a liking to the senior porch. The early morning sun hits it better than the other porch, so it is nice and warm on cold winter mornings. But it was a surprise to see him curled up in the exact same way in the exact same spot that Qannik used to nap. And just like the Q-Tip, he heard Hu-Dad sneaking some photographs and eyed him.

Are you watching me?

Are you watching me?

You may be wondering if Cheoah has claimed Kiska’s place on the senior porch. That would be a nope. Cheese likes her winter location just fine.

The sun hits my couch just fine.

The sun hits my couch just fine.


  1. Zoe on November 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    It made me smile and cry at the same time

  2. Terry (+Rory) on November 19, 2018 at 12:45 am

    So beautiful… enjoy every precious moment and every precious memory ????

  3. Laura Yager on November 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes. I’ve often wonder if our younger pack misses all the seniors we’ve lost. Our female Husky was raised by our old Black Lab. Tight bond. For weeks after he was gone, she sat in his spot in the driveway. It broke my heart to see her grieve. But, I have to remember….loving these 4 legged cliffs comes with so much more joy and comedy. The end comes too soon. Yet memories never fade. I don’t believe in closure when you lose a loved one. We get through it, never over it. I know Frankie feels Q there. Nothing more sweet…

  4. The Hipster Kitties on November 18, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Charlee: “We don’t have any dogs here right now but Dada says still sometimes thinks he sees Dennis on the sofa or in the bed.”
    Chaplin: “Yes apparently all it takes is a brown blanket in the right spot wadded up the right way and Dada thinks it’s a vizsla.”
    Charlee: “Don’t worry, Dada. Someday it will be a vizsla again.”

  5. chris on November 18, 2018 at 10:05 am

    It makes me sad and happy when I see current dogs doing something that a dog that has passed on used to do. Sad because I reallly miss them and happy because it makes me think of the happy moments they were here. They say dogs leave pawprints on your heart and my heart is not a heart anymore, it is all full of pawprints. Hugs to all dogs and humans who love them.

  6. Juno's mom on November 18, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Those old memories are bitter sweet. Maybe Quannik’s spirit visits occasionally.

  7. Krista on November 18, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Huskys are smarter than they think.

  8. Debbie on November 18, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Makes you do a double take when you see an old favorite stop taken once again.

  9. Jean B Burkhardt on November 18, 2018 at 6:27 am

    What a lovely way for Frankie to honor his brother Quannik by claiming his spot on the senior porch. Way to go and yep-you heard Hu-Dad snapping away with his pictures-right? Don’t blame you Cheoh for snoozing in the sun on the nice warm couch!

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