Inu was a nice dog,but not always a good dog. We loved him very much.|
He was adopted by our daughter Ginny when she was at William and Mary. We met him when we visited her during her last semester -- he was a cute little ball of fluff. When she graduated,they went to Richmond to take some additional courses. At the end of that summer, they moved in with us in Frederick. Ginny worked at the Cancer Research Center and she and Inu stayed with us until she got married.
Inu moved to Staten Island and then to Oakland with Ginny and Ross. While they lived in Oakland, Maddy was born and Inu had someone to love. They moved from there to Washington DC and we would visit them often, and Inu would come with them to visit us. In 1994, the Navy sent the family to Hawaii, and Inu came to live with us in Frederick.
He and I would go for walks and he loved to ride in my truck. He had a bad habit of running away and going all over the neighborhood. Sometimes we would borrow our neighbor's dog, Jake, to find Inu and lead him home. Sometimes we would put out a bowl of water and get him when he came to drink. We had the back yard fenced, but he learned how to climb over it. We would tie him out front so he could watch the people passing by and bark at them. He did a lot of digging and we called the front yard "The Craters of the Moon." He loved snow and would romp in it and stand in front of the snowblower discharge when I cleared the driveway.
We would take him to Ocean City and we'd walk on the boardwalk. He wanted to chase all the seagulls there. We would walk down from our condo to the 7 - 11 to get the newspaper. The owner let him come in if there were not a lot of customers. One time we were walking back to our place and as we passed by one of the units, he turned his head to look at a dog there and ran into a lamp post -- he looked embarrassed.
He spent over half his life with us and we were very sad when he went to the Bridge. We will never forget him.