Today is the 2 year anniversary of Meeka’s death. I can’t believe it’s been two years. We still miss her constantly.
I grieve more than a little. Miss you big girl!
More than a few days behind, I’m powering on to end in the Photo a Day challenge. Day 20′s prompt was a tough one to narrow down!
Fave Photo You’ve Ever Taken
I may have shared these before, the one of the girlies tails I know I have, but perusing my photo’s they were the ones that stood out. It got me thinking of what makes a favorite photo. It’s not just the composition or the skill shown in taking the picture, I really don’t have that. For me it’s as much about the memory the image triggers. Memories of firsts, like Maizey’s first swim. Memories of lazy days at the park with the family from when Magnus was a baby. The photo of Maizey is from a walk in the country. It’s her best super model in the wind fan pose. See how her black leg hair is short? It was after her knee surgery and I remember being so happy she was recovering.
I love having a photo diary to remind me of all the things I don’t take time to remember in the whirlwind of day to day life. Do you keep a photo diary?
I never claimed to be a great photographer. I’m more the type that takes 200 shots and still has to crop out someones left arm or something random like that just to find one good shot, so it’s not surprising how many mishmashed pictures I have. The great thing about Mishmash Monday is it lets me share those photo’s that really aren’t good pictures, but still make me smile or tell a story about my pups.
Today’s story is about how funny it is when I make my dogs stay and they don’t want too. It’s pretty much a guarantee for a bad picture since they just end up giving me the evil, “I don’t WANT to stay!” eye. Both of these have gorgeous flowers in them, but the dogs are looking less than impressed with the scenery.
It’s a shame too, since I waited all spring for these iris to open with the idea of taking a pic of Maizey and Magnus in front of them. I took shots of Meeka in this same spot the year we lost her and thought it would be neat to have matching photo’s, different years. The dogs didn’t agree. Notice Magnus isn’t even in the photo? Meeka was much more agreeable model. Is it possible I still miss her this much after almost two years? I love these two monkeys just as much, but they sure can be brats!
Have you joined Mishmash Monday? You should it’s even more fun than I thought it would be!
Early this morning we lost one of our favorite 4legged friends. Levi was a our friends’ heart dog and we’ll miss him. My heart goes out to his mom and family.
As each one does, this loss has me thinking of the ones I’ve loved and lost. As a sort of tribute to the wonderful heart dog Levi was I want to share my lost heart dogs here. Each dog has their own lessons for us. Some get into our hearts more than others, but all stay with us forever. My aim is to take what each of these dogs has taught me and use it to be a better dog mom, trainer and teacher. In that way they stay alive with me even though they are gone in the today.
I have to give Summit, our Alaskan Malamute a mention even though I don’t have access to a photo today. The lessons he gave me were some of the hardest and most valuable of any dog I’ve ever had.
Have you lost a heart dog? Give them a mention here and if you want say a bit about what made them so special. . .
When you can’t remove someone’s pain, sometimes all you can do is sit in the space the other is in and keep them company. Let’s all keep each other company in this space of loss. Thanks everyone.
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