My iPhone has been my main camera as of late. With the Hipstamatic app for the iPhone, it’s kind of like shooting with a Holga – lot’s of lo-fi goodness!
We’ve been keeping an eye on our dog, Sherman, to see if he is sad about Kody. Before we had Sherman, we had a Golden Retriever, Jordan, who got cancer and we had to put him to sleep. We thought Kody was handling everything fine until our neighbor informed us that Kody had been howling in the backyard whenever we weren’t at home. Since Kody was typically a very quiet dog, it was apparent that Kody was missing his good buddy.
Luckily, Sherman has Don Diego to keep him company when we’re out of the house, but I’m still concerned about his spirits. But after a couple of nice walks and a good dinner, Sherman definitely seemed to be pretty happy.
I lost a very close friend today.
My wife and I decided that it was time for us to put down our oldest dog, Kody. He was 15 years old and had a number of health issues, but lately, he had been having a lot of trouble getting around and just seemed to be in a fair amount of discomfort. I came home from work early so that we could all go to the vet together. I snapped this photo of Nate and Kody on the couch together before we all got in the car.
When we got to the vet’s office, we all took turns feeding Kody pieces of a cheeseburger that I had picked up for a last meal. Marie and Nate went to go get a smoothie while I stayed with Kody in his final minutes. I had been sad all day about what was to come, but when I was finally in the room with Kody and the veterinarian I was completely overcome with emotion and just started crying like a little kid. It was time to say goodbye to a dog that has always been happy to see me and served as a great companion in so many happy moments in my life.
I have a heavy heart to be sure, but I’m relieved to know that he no longer has to endure the pain and discomfort caused by his failing health.
Rest in peace, Kody.
We went to a friend’s house Saturday evening to have dinner. The pre-dinner activity was a water gun fight in which everybody got soaked. Then we lit up the tiki torches just before dinner was served. What a great time we had.
On Sunday, we went to my grandmother’s to have dinner. We brought some of Nate’s puzzles for her to work on during the day to help keep her mind sharp. After dinner, Nate wanted to show off his puzzle prowess by putting three jigsaws together in a few short minutes. I’m really thankful for each and every time we’re able to spend with the extended family.
Today’s 365 photo is of the Kick-Ass Cubeecraft character that I assembled this evening.
Ever since my friend, Jill, told me about this Kick-Ass movie, I’ve been looking forward to seeing it. It looks like my kind of nerdy fun. McLovin is in it too so you know it’s gonna be good. Here is the trailer.
I had to go to Indian Wells for a conference from Sunday through Wednesday. Tuesday was my 8-year wedding anniversary. The nice part was that my wife drove out with my son a couple times so I was able to hang out with them for a bit. But between work and hanging out with the family, I didn’t have a whole lot of time to devote to taking any photographs. But when you have a phone with a camera there is really no good excuse for not taking more photographs. I was being lazy.
Anyways, here is what I took with my phone between Sunday and Wednesday.