Meet My Old Friend Duke

Duke Photo for CD Baby The real one

My Old Friend-Final Mix

Here is a photo of my old friend Duke. I wrote the song “My Old Friend” as a tribute to him and to the special bond that many people and dogs share. A link to the song is included in this post. I thought some of you would like to see a photo of Duke. My co-writer on the song is Kevin Harris.


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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10 Responses to Meet My Old Friend Duke

  1. mimijk says:

    What a gorgeous pal!!

  2. He’s just gorgeous! :-). I find this bonds (for me) extends not just to dogs, but cats, and all living things.

    When I lost my house in 2011, I also had to rehome my cat. It still breaks my heart to this day, and I think of him often.

    Animals have the most beautiful and pure souls ♥

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Meg. I sometimes write that it is a tribute to the bond between people and their pets, instead of just specifying dogs. And it is. I’m sorry that you had to rehome your cat. I’m sure that although it breaks your heart that you derive at least a little comfort that your cat went to a good and loving home.


  3. artsifrtsy says:

    He’s adorable, good to put a face with the song 🙂

  4. Cathy Ulrich says:

    I love that song, Russ and it’s so nice to see a picture of Duke. He’s a beautiful boy!

  5. bulldogsturf says:

    Dogs are my best mates… they all love me, maybe that is why I’m known as bulldog… love this picture, what a great lovable dog he looks…

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you. BTW, in the last day or three I’ve been re-thinking my decision to call you Rob. Bulldog seems to me to fit better, and since you appear to like it at least as much, I plan to call you Bulldog going forward.

      I wish you’d been here to take Duke’s photo. I’m certain you’d have captured his greatness and personality so much better than I.


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