As long as I have these two…going out of their way to tease and swipe at one another only to look me straight in the eye declaring their innocence because, clearly, SHE started it!
This one has been especially needy the last couple weeks…and who could blame her as she too is missing Buster a lot. Betty has been Buster’s devoted companion, sister and friend for the last 8½ years. Grief sometimes makes you needy and it’s okay because it’s grief.
What a year, really! Ups and downs, ins and outs, milestones, laughter, tears, fears, celebrations, goodbyes and lots and lots of pictures to remember the memories made along the way. Here are fourteen because it was 2014.
Just fourteen moments of 2014 captured and blogged. Let’s not even begin to discuss how hard it was for me to choose.
And one more…
Early Sunday morning Buster said goodbye crossing over the Rainbow Bridge peacefully in his sleep. He was a good dog, a very good dog even if he was notoriously camera shy literally walking away almost every time I came around with my camera.. For 12 years he was a big brother to Daniel teasing and playing with Daniel in the way that only brothers do. He was a loyal companion to Bill. A playmate for Zoë. A fierce protector for us all guarding against every UPS or Fed Ex delivery truck and short bus that stopped at The Big Top. Buster’s passing indeed cast a pall over our family circus. He is missed and will be missed always and forever.
Okay, wipe your tears. Go hug your fur babies, your babies, family, friends and lovers. Happy New Year to us all! May 2015 be filled with happiness, kindness, love and much more laughter than tears.
Zelda is willing to wear this humiliation that is her jingle bells collar because of the laser pointer and greeens and catnip that were also in her Christmas stocking.
Until she became tired and annoyed with it and tried to rub it off.
And that, boys and girls, was literally the most holiday drama/trauma that happened during The Big Top Christmas 2014.
I’ll take it!
I wish that I had taken more pictures. I should have. I didn’t. I might have to turn in my mamarazzi card for that big holiday fail. I could say that I was just too busy taking in the sights and sounds around me. That’s partly the truth…mostly…when I wasn’t trying to stay awake after working all night that is exactly what I was doing.
But I did manage to capture this little bit of wonderful.