Family Dog: Ray & Freckles

By The Bark Editors, June 2011, Updated June 2021

At Ray Quesada’s childhood home, there was always room for one more dog. As his daughter, Chrissy Quesada Valentine, tells us, most of the family photos of her father and his sisters include a pooch, usually one they’d found or who had followed them home. Here’s Ray with Freckles in about 1934 on the front porch of the family home in Wilmington, Calif. The inset shows Ray today at 87, visiting with his niece’s dogs, Stitch and Midnite.

Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 56: Sept/Oct 2009

Photo courtesy of Chrissy Quesada Valentine