About Dog Beginnings
It all began when, when I was five years old, my parents gave me a black Chow Chow, a dog breed originally from China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan, which means “puffy-lion dog”. At about the same time my wife’s family acquired a “sooner” they named Patsy. Many years later, soon after we were married, we bought a puppy we named Sniffels—she was a black Cocker Spaniel. For a lifetime, Eva and I have loved dogs. We lost our 8th Dachshund, Cocoa, on December 21, 2013, after nearly 17 years (above). We miss her.
Across the years our extended family has had: 1 Sooner, 1 Black Chow Chow, 10 Dachshunds, 1 Sheltie Shepherd, 3 Cocker Spaniels, 1 Bluetick Coonhound, 1 Redtick Coonhound, 4 Basset Hounds, 1 Australian Shepherd, and 1 Golden Retriever.
About The Incredible Dog and Dog Wonders
The Incredible Dog was designed, laid-out and written in the six months from June 1, 2011-January 1,2012. In January of that year we had our first 75 visitors. Of course I would like to make money with it, but my first intent is to focus on dog lovers like you and to provide continuously updated news, heart-warming true stories, and information about services, and high quality, low-priced products—all focusing on dog owners and their interests and needs.
January 1, 2013, marked the beginning of Dog Wonders a second site, still focusing on dogs, but more targeted on current topics, trends, investigations, reviews and other “stuff” that might interest you our visitors. Leave a comment, if you like, and return often to discover what’s new!
My wife and I live between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, 20 miles north of Roanoke, and just east of I-81. Looking toward the east, we can see Harvey’s Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway, about four miles distant. When the clouds are just right, we can see God’s glorious handiwork as the sun peeks over the mountains.
About, Well . . . Me.