Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cleaning House

It's hard to believe that I've had my trusty laptop for five-ish years and that only in the last six months have I amassed so many pictures that the hard drive is now practically full. And yes, a large majority of them are pictures and movies of our boy Baxter and his adventures in this world. I am a hoarder, hear me roar.

And so today as my ability to upload new images comes to a grinding halt, I am forced to spend some time today cleaning and organizing my 80GB disaster house. Some pictures are easy to delete, photos of people whose names I forget but whose dog's name I will always remember, random pictures of cool things that in retrospect just weren't worth keeping. The ill framed, the out of focus. All of it should go, in that I was certain.

My mantra held til I ran across a batch of fuzzy photos of Baxter's predecessors, our boys, Kep and Padua. We got them as puppies shortly after we married. They were brothers that chewed on each other and kept each other company while we worked away from home most week days. Brothers that fought during their teenage years and led the way on their occasional walks. Brothers that loved eating rawhide and sleeping on the couch with us while we watched tv. By the time they became bony whispers of their former selves, they had suffered the gamut of health problems ranging from bad teeth, joint conditions, back conditions, stomach conditions, skin conditions, and blindness. They were sixteen when it was time to say goodbye, just a few months after these pictures was taken.







6 comments:

angie said...

so sweet. my riley's getting up there, and i cherish every day and every blurry picture with him.

Kalyxcorn said...

Hi Angie - if you ever find a day where you're feelin a little doxie, be sure to ping me when you post a picture of Riley. Can never get enough pictures of doxies!!! Luv, B.

AmyM said...

This squeezed my heart a little bit though my babies are young. I have siblings as well. I do have an elderly greyhound of 14 who will probably not be with me much longer. So these are bitter sweet times, these photos spoke to my heart.

Kalyxcorn said...

I feel for ya. Hugs, B.

Anonymous said...

So sweet and so familiar. My baby is 15 now. I am so happy each day that she runs to me throwing a toy around, barking - It's time to eat Mom. I love her so much. I am home many days, all day. I would be so lonely without her.

angie said...

thankfully you linked to this post from today's, or i would never have seen your reply to me. i post all kinds of pics to my flickr account. lots of doxies in the riley, dash, and meetup sets!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/weefaerie/