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Saying Goodbye to Our Roxy

“Remington’s rambunctious Roxy” came to us 15 years ago. We rescued her from a less than ideal home. The plan was to take her and find her a good home. Little did we know at the time but ours was the right home. Remington and she were best buddies from the start. We’ll never forget Remi and Moose walking along the bay with roxy between the two of them. She was the quintessential Cocker Spaniel, loved everyone and would get her wiggle on for any snack you offered. When we lost Remi, she was heart broken. We got Brady not too long after that, and once she showed Brady the ropes she let him take over. For the past 2 years she has been on a lot of meds for her congestive heart failure. This Morning we lost Roxy, in the best of all places. At home, at the foot of our bed, where she deserved to leave this world. She died in my arms, and I thank her for that. Everyone got to say goodbye. She’s in a better place now, her knees are good as new, her heart can pump and pump, and Remi was there waiting for her. God better keep his wastebaskets empty, even at 15 she would still raid them for any scrap of paper she could find. We don’t know what we will do without her, it just won’t be the same without those giant brown eyes meeting us at the door. She’s in a better place and we know it, it’s just do damn hard. I went through my albums and pulled some of my favorite images. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, and for enjoying these images.

Norman, Laurie, Taylor and Brady Hayward

Sigzilla

Just a tad bit on the excited side today. My new 50-500 Sigma is on the UPS truck and headed my way. Just in time for a weekend camping trip in the local mountains. I went back and forth a lot on what to get. it was between a good, fast wide angle lens and the sigzilla. in the end, I think I’ll use sigzilla more. I still want  a good wide angle lens, I just think it can wait a little longer, that’s all. Here’s hoping I have some fun stuff to post Sunday night. the balloon classic is this weekend as well, and we will go to the glow on Sunday night.