Here is a photo of my mother (on the left) with her Scottish terrier Bluebell and her best friend Audrey. They even have matching pants! The year is about 1939 and they're in California. Although she was young at the time, she vividly remembers hearing the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor two years later.
Several years later and my mother looks very different, but Bluebell looks about the same.
My father didn't have a dog, but here he is at about the same time (1940) at the Berlin Zoo posing with his sister and two lion cubs. Soon, my parents' countries would be at war with each other.
In 1943, allied bombing destroyed the Berlin Zoo, resulting in the death of many of the animals.
My father emigrated to the United States after the war.
Walk a dog down Memory Lane at Sepia Saturday. Click on the box below to begin your journey.