This weekend was hard weekend. I had to say goodbye to an old friend and canine nephew. My sister’s dog passed away. 15 years ago, I asked my sister if she wanted to come along with me while I picked out a puppy. She willing obliged, and while I was debating which black lab suited me, this little chocolate ball crawled up on my sister and fell asleep on her lap and into her heart. My dog Midnight and Beau were the best of friends and they enjoyed spending long hours together taking long walks, playing with sticks and going for swims. Midnight passed away all too soon, but Beau would always cheerfully come to the door to greet me whenever I came over and continued to enjoy walks and swims into his old age. He was a faithful companion to my sister and niece. He will be missed.
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Working as a pet photographer as well as volunteering in a rescue, I have been blessed with getting to know a number of senior dogs. While I lost my Midnight at a young age, I was very fortunate to have Shamus with me for many years. Shamus was my clown, but boy did he know how to live! His wisdom grew as the years pressed on. I learned that each day spent with my senior dog was a lesson on the importance of living in the present, cherishing our bond and embracing our everlasting friendship.