Bandit- My first dog! Wordless Wayback Wednesday

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Bandit- My first dog! Wordless Wayback Wednesday

Kathy Schowe


I have always loved animals.  When I was a girl, I was basically an only child until my brother came along when I was 8 years old.  I wanted a pet of my own more than anything.  Every Christmas I would ask for a puppy, a fish, a bird, a cat, just something alive to love and care for.  Bandit, an English Setter, from a local family was my first dog.  I was in love.  My Dad and I spent an entire weekend building this house for him. Kathy Schowe I trained him to get up on this little stump and stay.  He was my constant companion.  Dogs teach kids such valuable lessons and they are really our first loves. ❤️


Kathy Schowe



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Comments (13)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Awwww this is such a sweet post Kathy! Bandit was a lucky pup to have you as his 'mom' and trainer!  Such good memories!!  Love the pics too!

May 13, 2020 03:05 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks Miss Anna!  Hope you are well! ❤️

May 13, 2020 03:22 PM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hello Kathy Schowe 

It looks like your Bandit stole your heart. Pets are a good thing for a family and kids

May 13, 2020 04:37 PM
Kathy Schowe

Doug,  He sure did!  I think pets are good for everyone, young or old!  K

May 16, 2020 10:26 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Kathy Schowe Your best friend was adorable. Lauren

May 13, 2020 05:23 PM
Kathy Schowe

He was a faithful companion!  Thanks for checking in!  Kathy

May 16, 2020 10:26 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kathy,  Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.  Great pictures.  I agree, pets teach children important lessons, no one else can teach them.

May 13, 2020 07:00 PM
Kathy Schowe

I think we learn from our pets everyday!  And their companionship and unconditional love are pricelss!  K

May 16, 2020 10:28 PM
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

The love comes through in the photos. Thanks for providing many smiles Kathy Schowe.

May 14, 2020 03:14 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you for checking in!  Have a great weekend!  Kathy

May 16, 2020 10:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - the photos are. great along with your memories that are still fondly remembered.  And Bandit looks like a wonderful pet!

May 14, 2020 05:00 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks for checking in Michael!  Kathy

May 26, 2020 05:02 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a great looking couple and those pictures are precious!  I hope that you are having a great day!

May 14, 2020 12:56 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks Brian!  Bandit and I had some good times!  

May 16, 2020 10:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Aaawww, what a fun post and wonderful photos, Kathy. You mush have enjoyed looking back and remembering. Bandit was the perfect name!


May 17, 2020 03:29 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thank Jeff!  Yes... he was a great dog!  K

May 17, 2020 08:57 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Kathy, precious photos, and so interesting to see Bandit, his home, his podium, your bike.

May 17, 2020 03:50 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thanks for stopping by Steffy!  Take care!  Kathy

May 17, 2020 08:58 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, how precious, Kathy! I love how you describe Bandit as your first love. I felt the same way about my first family dog! 

May 21, 2020 08:14 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you so much Debe!  Good to hear from you!  Kathy

May 24, 2020 02:26 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Schowe - With the exception of the pig tails and the height, you still have the same beautiful face. I can definitely recognize you in that wonderful photograph!

The story about you and Bandit was absolutely lovely! What a cute dog! Bandit looks like a stuffed animal that you couldn't stop hugging. I'll bet the two of you had a lot of fun. I'm guessing he was a fast runner! Coincidentally, I was in the mood for "Little House on the Prairie" yesterday and it was the episode about Laura and her new dog Bandit. That dog was also black and white without the black eyes like your dog. I'll bet you have many precious moments. Thank you for sharing!!!

May 26, 2020 10:48 AM
Kathy Schowe

Wow I had no idea that Laura had a dog named Bandit too!  Or maybe that's where I got it!  Take care,  Kathy

May 26, 2020 05:04 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I remember my first cat and the same feelings of love and responsibility. 

Jun 14, 2020 04:09 AM
Lise Howe

Lisa,  Now I'm a cat person... we have 3!  K

Jun 14, 2020 09:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Bandit was an adorable pooch, Kathy.  Like you, I was a bit of an only child.  My sister was 12 years older than I, and married when I was 7.  I wanted a dog or cat really bad, but I was about 11 before I was able to get a cat!  Pets for only children are important.

Jul 03, 2020 04:26 PM