Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First Day

The girls couldn't have been more excited on this, the first day of school. Emma is beginning her final year of elementary school and Mouse is two years behind, beginning grade three. The class lists were posted last week, so they knew their teachers already, both by face and reputation. Maya was all ready to march off to school with them. I have another week before my first day. I'll be spending the time preparing for my first of two licensing exams. Wish me luck!
The Captain walking his girls to the bus stop.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I will never forget my own...

We chose you because you chased my shoes.
I have since learned that this is not the best indicator of an obedient dog.

We hiked. We swam. We ran.
I never realized how much I'd love you.

Babies pulled your tail, stole your toys, tugged your ears.
Puppies, too.
I never knew a dog could be so patient.

You were the dog I always wanted.
I miss you already.

February 17, 1999 - August 4, 2011