This week’s Sepia Saturday theme is on the subject of dogs. Us Brits are notoriously sentimental about our pets, and I remember my Grandad having a Border Terrier (called Doug) who hated children, because he wasn’t used to having them around. He would pose for photos wearing my Grandad’s specs and with a pipe hanging from his mouth, but he hated the noise we made. We were forever being told “keep away from the dog”. Dad also had a Border Collie when I was very young, and she was old, snappy and aggressive – collies are notorious for only having one master, and this one used to chase my Mum out of the kitchen on a regular basis. As a result, I’ve not been as keen on dogs as I have been on other animals. Granny appears to have had a faithful Spaniel, judging by the photos found in Great Granny’s album. I don’t know if the dog belonged to Granny, or was just a regular fixture, but it features heavily…
There’s no disguising those ridiculous Plus 4’s that cousin Frank is wearing. This is Frank’s Dad and Mum, David Hardie and Mary Auchmuty, with Granny in between them.
I’m not sure who the handsome young man is, but I suspect he is a Kininmonth cousin – hopefully my new-found cousin Janet will be able to confirm this for me :-) He’s a big strapping lad, and there’s That Dog again.
Frank, Granny, Mary, and help? But That (fatter) Dog’s there again :-)
No Granny in this photo, but I do know that he was Granny’s special friend – I haven’t identified him yet, but he was very important to her. The young lady is having a bit of a scream – I wonder who she is? And what he said? And, Deputy Dawg’s there again.
This must have been taken at the same place, probably on the same day, judging by Granny’s outfit, with the Same Dog – different bloke. Perhaps a day that they had visitors such as cousins, or a family “do” like a wedding? Maybe they’re not well-dressed enough for it to be a wedding, another family occasion then.
Now, I’m presuming that this is the same dog, but only because it looks Friesian like in the other photos, and it has been taken in the same place, as the gate is very similar, with the criss-cross wire to keep the rabbits out, high hedges either side, and an interesting roofline in the foreground. I’m not too sure who these handsome young men are, but I suspect the one on the right is a Hardie cousin.
Deputy Dawg is involved somewhere, he/she was definitely an important part of the family, as the pics show.
Disappointingly, I couldn’t find the couple of group photos that I have which feature cats (my master of choice) but I will wait for Alan to do a “cat theme” and make sure I am at the ready :-)
See what everyone else has done with their old pics on a Sepia Saturday theme – go on, join in, it doesn’t have to be sepia, in fact it doesn’t have to fit in with the theme, you can go your own way :-) Chuck something in and see what our interpretations are -we’re friendly bunch, do it, do it, do it for next Saturday