Quad-Citians show off their pets in Creature Feature, appearing Sundays on the Your Pets page and Mondays on the Neighbors page. This story was submitted by Linda Mulcahey, of Milan. If you want to share your pet's story, email your submission to email@example.com and attach a photo in JPEG form. Or, send a story and photo via regular mail to Creature Feature, Features Department, The Dispatch/The Rock Island Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.|
Haven't seen the story you submitted in Creature Feature yet? Keep looking! Submissions are being used in the order they have been received.
When my first grandchild, Michael, started to talk when he was about 2 years old, he had several grandparents, and he couldn't keep our names straight. So he started calling me "Grandma Poochie," after my dog.
To this day, my son's three children still call me "Grandma Poochie."
Recently, I was talking to my son's 5-year-old, Brady, about dogs. I told him I used to have a dog named Poochie. Out of the mouths of babes: He said, "You had a dog named after you, Grandma Poochie!" Reminded me of "Forrest Gump" and his son when he said, "You had a daddy named Forrest, too!"
I find it a privilege to be named after my Poochie. She was a very cute, long-haired Chihuahua.
Her memory lives with me and my grandkids. I thank them!