i'm (sorta) back. this week, there will be a lot of family-oriented posts & letting you guys know what i've been up to during the holiday. but first, a tribute post...
this is (was) my dog, duke. my dad literally took this picture this morning, christmas day.
doesn't he still look like a little puppy dog? from the picture, you can tell what a sweetie he was.
he was 12 years old. his sister, who he'd spent his whole life with, was recently put down. since then, he had a hard time dealing with that. he howled every night. and one of my parents always had to come downstairs and sleep with him so he wouldn't be lonely.
tonight, he was pacing around- disoriented, stomach bloated, foaming at the mouth. they rushed out to the vet. and sadly, they decided to put him down. it was really just his time.
it's weird... i keep expecting him to come around the corner, or see him lying down in the chair. my family has no dogs now. it'll take some time to get used to this, even though i don't live with my parents anymore.
my parents decorated this little tree out in the yard. specifically for me :)
(photos by matt panton)
they know how much i like christmas-y stuff, even though they're not that into it.
besides duke being put down, i've been having a really great christmas with my family. i can't wait to tell you what i've been up to with them this week (even if it does mean gaining like 10 lbs from so much FOOD!! :)
i hope your holiday this year has felt just as special.
(my silhouette in front of the tree :)