Remembering Eutaw

Whenever we’re zipping along the freeway on our way to downtown or airport, there’s always a place where our conversation pauses and we look to the right at a nondescript set of low buildings on a frontage street. One of the buildings is an emergency veterinary clinic, which is where we took The Beloved’s old…

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Ten Years Gone

During the last week of December 2000, I stood watching the sunset on the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Park and wondered about a few things: what I was getting myself into?  How could I be standing somewhere in December in a t-shirt?  Should I get one of those new cell phone things? That week,…

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Back to the Beach

One of our great joys of our old dog Eutaw’s life was retrieving bumpers out of the ocean (she was a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, afterall…).  So, one thing that we’ve been curious about was whether Penny the Pointer would show much interest in similar activities. We’ve gone to dog beach lots of times, but usually…

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Eutaw Red Sky

It was a sad day at The Aerie Tuesday as we made the choice to put our wonderful old dog Eutaw to sleep.  Over the last few weeks, she’d developed a very aggressive tumor in her mouth and jaw that quickly outpaced our ability to remedy it.  A small blessing was that she was in…

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2008 Favorites — Photos

In general, I wasn't really thrilled with a lot of the photos I took this year, and thought that I'd have a hard time coming up with some I really liked.  After perusing though I did find several that I was really fond of this year. Branches Branches.  I took this in Sonoma last January. …

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Sweet Sixteen

There’s a birthday in the Aerie this month – and it’s neither mine nor The Beloved’s.  This one belongs to the other member of our little pack – Eutaw, the Beloved’s beloved Chesapeake Bay Retriever.  Eutaw turns 16 this month – which suggests that she’ll probably start angling to get her Learner’s Permit any time…

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