When I saw this weekly prompt, Eye Spy, only one photo came to mind!
Last summer, 2014, I took this photo of our dog, Cody, as he was looking up at a certain someone’s favourite chair, probably looking for a treat of some variety or maybe a walk in the great outdoors. This customary glance was frequently seen as this creamy coated, cock-a-poo developed his communication skills.
The photo was taken almost a year to the day before Cody passed on, leaving empty the places and the hearts that had been his haunts for 15 years.
How wonderful to have so many photos as reminders!
Where did the summer go? Quickly as it came after a rough spring, summer is winding down with a flourish as the temperatures soar this week.
Throughout these changing seasons, a couple of major changes have occurred at this address.
Firstly, way back in April, planning for a kitchen renovation began.The process involved selections of cupboard and counter styles, measuring and re-measuring, choosing paint colours and sink/faucets. Mostly, it was a smooth operation with only one major glitch that is being fixed now.
The almost finished result is a much brighter, updated kitchen with lots of cupboard space and work areas.
To celebrate, I made some apple crisp in the slow cooker. Local sunrise apples with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon are a welcome part of the local harvest from Herrle’s Country Farm Market.
Secondly, on a sadder note, our pup of almost 15 years passed on in early August. Cody‘s days were filled with lots of walks, running and exploring the backyard. Fortunately, he was able to enjoy most of his activities until this summer when he started to decline in energy levels and appetite. He left us with lots of memories. He found his way into everything, including a poem or two. In a farewell to him, here is a link to a post from a year ago: