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Jul 6
saying our goodbyes . . .

Life & Love, Moose the Golden Retriever!
You and I will meet again, when we’re least expecting it, one day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, for you and I will meet again. ~Tom Petty Moose_Emmery_2013 Our Old Town neighborhood is special to us! Our home has many memories, including pets that have been part of our lives in this 100+ year old house over time: 2 cats, 3 golden retrievers, gardens and walks every day of the year, make it a special place for us. Our homes are all so different and unique, nicely kept, and basically “very, very close” let’s just narrow it down to 10 feet apart from each other! It is a nice feeling to walk through our little neighborhood and know everyone. I hear that many folks are overjoyed to finally watch their neighbors pulling away; moving day can’t come fast enough. Not that over the years we have not listened to loud music or kids screaming, or dealt with a “student renter” who never cut the lawn! However, what if you actually like your neighbors? How do you say goodbye to the young family who entrusted you to photograph their wedding? The in love couple that was not nervous when you offered to Letterpress print their entire Wedding Suite when your very first Vintage Printing Press was not even refurbished yet? Walked many miles with a new Mom? Smiled each time they raked “our” leaves that covered our lawn from “their” Cottonwood tree? Came to our goofy parties over the years? Let their little daughter be babysat by our Moose-boy, who loved cuddling with her and eating her food! These neighbors are considered friends, maybe even family. A simple goodbye just will not do. It is no surprise that there would be tears … Leaving something so special behind is hard. We love them and will greatly miss them, but know WE WILL MEET AGAIN. Tail wags to Jamison + Courtney + Little Emm.

Jun 16
Aug 22
Aug 21
Seven.

Moose the Golden Retriever!
A little patch I was keeping for my birthday,” he said; “but after all, what are birthdays? Here today and gone tomorrow. Help yourself, Tigger. – Eeyore


Here I am thinking “Wow, another great year ….”
Mom surprised me with a Gluten Free Apple Pie and she even added some of her special Wood Type. I waited patiently until Dad took the shot, while I balanced my birthday hat ……

I am trying not to dive into this beauty + also hoping my hat stays on, or at least that little white bally thing ….
Oooopppssss…… the darn hat fell.
Yeah, I FINALLY got to chow down! Don’t worry Mom + Dad took pieces BEFORE I got mine. YUMMY. What a great      Birthday, I don’t feel a day over 21, again!