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Remembering Sammy

I was asked by some friends to take some photographs of their family dog because he was getting so old, they didn't know how long he would be around.  What I didn't know, is that they may actually be needing to put him to sleep.  Seeing this sweet old dog just tore my heart out.  We went outside to get some shots, and this poor ol guy stumbled and struggled just to get down one stair.  All of a sudden, a quick afternoon shoot for a friend became much more important.  This was going to be documenting a "family member" for possibly the last time.  I'm now possibly responsible for how he was to be remembered.  Pictures are said to be worth a thousand words, but after taking these, only one comes to mind. . . goodbye.

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Sugar-free diet . . .

I can't say that I'm sad.  I know the girls love her, but I'm tired of cleaning up after the "house trained" dog.  Pooping and peeing on the carpet is not fun for me (did I mention the girls can't even be in the same room with the poop without gagging).  The dog has brought a lot of smiles and exercise with long walks on the trail, and of course, so good photographs, but I don't think we (ok me) is ready for a full time dog.

Bye Sugar. . . we'll see you around the neighborhood

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by Michael Clemens