Tues 10.20.15 – Photographer Amanda Jones has a project called Dog Years, wherein she takes photos of dogs when they are young and then again of the same dog when they are old. It is a lovely and moving set of photos.
While not studio photos, here are two photos of Scruffy McDoglet, one as a puppy in March 2004 and the other one taken as an older dog this past month.
The first photo of Scruffy taken on March 29, 2004, when he was 4 1/2 months old, he was truly tiny – a third the size he is now in weight and length. He was also full of puppy energy. His puppy energy lasted well into his fifth or sixth year of life.
The second photo of Scruffy was taken last month while walking at Bolsa Chica State Beach, in this photo Scruffy is 11 years and 10 months old. He has started to slow down the last two years both in terms of energy and his health. While Scruffy still takes two walks a day, they are shorter than they used to be and he is sleeping quite a bit more. In terms of his health, over a year ago, he was diagnosed with Cushings disease and that has been a whack-a-mole misadventure.
I still love Mr. Scruffy McDoglet something fierce.
Truly it is finished.
Many things have died or have been on life support the last few years and as of today, they are finished.
The funny dream that I had early last summer, long before any announcements, that a dashing Indian born man would become CEO of Microsoft, and not a certain platform burner, came true today. I am amused that I have predictive dreams about people I will never meet. Life is truly funny.
On to a new beginning, shall we?
Photo Credits: All photos taken by Ms. Jen either with her Nokia N95 (v.1) or Dustin’s Nokia N97 prototype on Sun. March 15, 2009 at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, during SXSW Interactive. Nokia N95 photos on the left column, Nokia N97 on the right. Click on first photo to start the lightbox slideshow.
Thur 11.01.07 – In Alex’s driveway.
Mon 01.17.05 – Looking up into the canopy of the old olive tree.
Mon 01.17.05 – A gnarled, leaning olive tree in my neighborhood.
I love sycamore trees. The older they get the more whimisical and turn-y their branches grow. The best sycamores are the big, big ones that have grown old near (dry) stream banks and flood plains.
These sycamores are in Hart Park and were most likely planted in the 1930s when the park was developed, even though they have been pruned badly a couple of times, they are still grand trees. Photographed by my Nokia 7610 this afternoon.