Saturday, November 17, 2012

Meet Harvey

I've been back in the US for a month now.  While there are still some things I haven't figured out yet, it's great to be back.  Just a couple of days after I made it back to MD, a local friend had me over for dinner.

A week later, that friend found out he had a rapid form of cancer that was well past any point of fighting.  He lasted about 10 days.  Life is short.

I went to Georgia for a week to see friends.  There was a LOT of driving done, but it was completely worth it.  Here are a few pictures from the trip.

This is Harvey, the most sweetly stupid dog I've ever met.  He doesn't seem to know his own name.

This is my good buddy Davis, with Roger.

This is a picture of an oak that has grown around an iron fence at the University of Georgia, in Athens.  I just thought it was odd enough to take a picture.

We used our last day in Georgia to take a quick hike up Stone Mountain.  The walk brought back a lot of memories, fortunately, mostly good ones.

The trip included a visit to Statesboro.  I hadn't been to Statesboro for a while, since before Star died.  It's amazing how much a part of our lives dogs can become, but we are pack.  As independent as some of us would like to believe we are, the truth is that we are social creatures, and our lives are ultimately much more enriched by good friends and family.  I'm lucky to have some of both.


larry said...

Excellent stuff here.

The staunchest, slowest opposition- that does not fold, can overcome the strongest and dearest defense.

Old NFO said...

Sorry to hear about eh friend, and yes animals ARE our refuge and they do provide unconditional love (well, except for cats)... :-) And welcome home Sir!

J.R.Shirley said...

Thanks, Larry and Jim.