It’s been far too long since I’ve blogged. I have no excuse other than life has just been very busy.
Quick post today as Master Finn and I want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! May the Force be with You!
It seems that my absences are becoming more frequent and for that I apologize. I just returned from a trip to Israel with a short stop in Zürich and Milan. It’s taken me some time to adjust being home but this has nothing to do with jet lag.
Three days before leaving on my trip we lost Brady, our beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. We brought Brady home when he was just 8 weeks old and we celebrated his 12th birthday 5 days before he passed away.
Brady, as most Cavaliers, was a love sponge, yes, a love sponge. What does that mean you ask? Well he would absorb all the love that we showered on him and then just pour it back all over us ten fold. There’s wasn’t a lap in this family that he didn’t enjoy lying on. He was a snuggle bug but fiercely protective of his family.
His loss has been devastating to our family. His absence in the house in palpable. I miss walking through the front door and being greeted by a wagging tail and big slobbery kisses. I miss being stared at with those big brown eyes whenever I’m eating something. I miss him nudging my leg telling me its time to play. I miss our walks in the park. I miss giving him tummy rubs and having him at my heels going up the stairs when it was time for bed. I miss our snuggling before bed and giving him that last scratch behind his ears (that was his favourite) before going to sleep.
Brady was more than a “dog”. He was our baby and an integral member of our family.
You’ll live in our hearts forever Brady. We love you and miss you.
I spent the last few days in Houston, Texas attending the Paw Print Divas Pet Photography workshop. It was an amazing experience with excellent instructors. I also got to spend 3 days totally immersed in photography and dogs…not a bad way to spend my time I would say. I wanted to give you a sneak peek today but please bear with me as I’m trying to work through 2 16g memory cards full of images. I’ll be posting a full run down on the workshop on my PhoDOGraphy by Edith site later this week.
Oh…this is Jiff!
Remember “Uggie” from my Life in the City post. Well here he is again but this time he brought a friend. They were both very patient while waiting for their human to come out.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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I thought I would take a little break from my Boston images (they’ll be back) and share some images of Brady. Before I do that though you may have noticed that I’ve added another item to the menu of this site…”Product Reviews.” Yesterday I published a review of the Gitzo Traveler Tripod & Markins Ballhead. Let me know what you think. I’ll be adding more reviews as I try out new gear.
Speaking of new gear I’m a bit giddy because last week I purchased the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens and of course who better to try it out on then Brady. Here are a few initial shots using the new lens. Once I’ve had a chance to really put it to the test I will be posting a full review.