Wee Westie - A Marine Recruit's Dog

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    We had a couple of going away parties for Stephen this weekend. We hung the American flag in the front and the Marine flag inside on the wall. We had a wonderful time with family and friends.

    The recruiter picked him up at 4am this morning and drove him to the MEPS. Then on to San Diego to the MCRD. We are still waiting for his phone call. Lord willing, Yoshi will greet a new Marine in 13 weeks.

    Etc.Ja.An, Vanessa Pike-Russell, and 78 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. cindy47452 89 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous shot~

    2. The Bowerbirds Nest (Away) [deleted] 89 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot!

    3. Lars Odemark 86 months ago | reply

      What a sharp and proud Westie!

    4. - johngiovanni 85 months ago | reply

      That is so awesome and inspiring. God Bless America

    5. A time for refreshing 83 months ago | reply

      marvelous picture.....wonderful message! Hope you send a link to your son of the thread in CPF group and thanks for posting!

    6. TLN Photography 81 months ago | reply

      I cried as I read this. Brought back memories of our son going through the same process. And I remember waiting for that first, very quick, phone call, and every one after that.

      I know Stephen is getting ready to head to Iraq soon. He will be in our prayers as will your family.

      Psalm 91, Verses 9-11

      You have the LORD for your refuge; you have made the Most High your stronghold. No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent. For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways.

    7. Morag Bates 81 months ago | reply

      Very touching.

      Good luck to Stephen, and love to Yoshi ! Lovely picture !

    8. sweetcottagedreams 81 months ago | reply

      Semper Fi ~ God Bless your son for serving our Country and I pray for his safety!! From one military family to another, God Bless YOU! Thank your son for us, too.

      We also love your sweet Westie! We have a wonderful Scotty, Duhgall, and found you at Ann's blog: Scottish Terrier and Dog News.


    9. OpDoxie 81 months ago | reply


      Please post your wonderful photo to the pool!!
      Tag your photo with "1st Place F2F Challenge"

    10. Digital Wallpapers 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Your Wonderful Cute Dogs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. ⊰s ⊱ [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      I just adore this picture of your westie! Our westie Maddie and my son had a very happy reunion the day he returned home on leave from boot camp.God bless your son!
      Semper Fi

    12. Justine♥ 78 months ago | reply

      Pretty, Pretty.

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    14. 1987porsche944 74 months ago | reply

      What a beautifully composed photo and perfect lighting! The sentiment as well...you can't ask for anything more! I guess I'm looking at this whole series in reverse order. =)

    15. Liz is moving! [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      i love love love this!!

    16. mbejda 58 months ago | reply

      I used your photo on my blog.

    17. DappleRose 40 months ago | reply

      Nice backlighting

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