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Sally, Sally, pride of our alley

Sally, Sally, pride of our alley

You're more than the whole world to me.


Sally, Sally, don't ever wander

Away from the alley and me


- Gracie Fields, Sally


Update: here's one that didn't work so well. ;¬)


This is Sally, a 1-year-old Golden Retriever pup I met on the prom. Behind her are her owner Derek and Yorkshire Terrier pal Suzie.


Sally was, amazingly, both the most energetic and the most obedient dog I have ever met. Derek was able to tell her to stay while I backed away with the camera, then as soon as I called her she was off like a shot and actually bowled me over a couple of times.


The name reminded me of that old Gracie Fields song which I proceeded to sing to myself (in a silly voice, of course) all the way back along the prom. Gracie Fields, while not from Blackpool, was famously born above a chip shop in Rochdale, so it seemed an appropriate feme toon for a Lancastrian setting.

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Taken on December 15, 2007