Friday, August 5, 2011

Remembering Tock


I was recently given these photos of our beloved Tock, the white Samoyed (on left in above photo) who was our dog a long time ago. Tock was a very special dog and she had a good dog friend named Fluffy, (also in these photos) who belonged to our neighbor when we lived in the beautiful hills of western Massachusetts.


These photos bring back many happy memories of our days with Tock who is incidentally named after the dog in The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (Norton is a friend of ours).



This is a tissue paper collage of Tock that I made for Bobbie. We both loved Tock and remember her with great fondness.

8 comments:

Hurricane Chelsea said...

I love this. I love the picture and I love the story. Animals are such an important part of my life-- they really become a part of the family.

Laura said...

I love my pets like family, so glad you were able to be reminded of your dog Tock. How did you come up with his name?

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing this touching story. Your tissue paper remembrance of Tock is beautiful.

Stella said...

Hello Eric,
I like your books very much.....Even I went to America, I bought your books back to my country, Taiwan. ^^ I am an elementary teacher, and I will share stories you wrote with my students.....^^

Stella

dalene said...

We have Samoyeds, also. Fantastic dogs!

Natalie Ryan said...

A beautiful illustration and a wonderful way to remember a favourite and missed pet.

Unknown said...

I just found your blog and your picture of Tock brought tears to my eyes. I had a beautiful, lovable Samoyed for thirteen and a half years. She was so special to me.
I love all your books! I read them every year to my little Kindergardeners.
Thanks for all your stories and books.
Tonia Vento
Tonia_Vento@redlands.k12.ca.us

Sandra Brouwer said...

Tock was beautiful. Always nice to meet people who love samoyeds. I grew up with one (she was named Pasja), she was my best friend, I loved her sooooo much. I still miss her after so many years.