8.24.12 Leaving Day

24 Aug

Aunt Judi’s service dog, Socki

Horse Camp


Squash Hug 2007
First Day of School

Leaving day is finally upon us.









I enter this day knowing that I did everything I could to love, teach and mentor a worldly aware citizen of the universe.  Now it is up to her and to the ‘Great Powers’ to protect her and guide her on the next part of the journey.  She told me I am not allowed to cry.  I am not sure I can do that.

Louise Hug 2011

Nine Snuggle

NOT Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo <3


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26 responses to “8.24.12 Leaving Day

  1. mythreemoggies

    August 24, 2012 at 03:00

    great photos xxx have a good weekend

  2. bumpyroadtobubba

    August 24, 2012 at 03:07

    I cried for you, I don’t know you you could possibly not!

    • dogdaz

      August 24, 2012 at 14:46

      As she drove the 5 1/2 hours up to NY following behind in her own car, I got to a point when looking in my rearview mirror, that I just had to shed a tear of happiness.

  3. mollieandalfie

    August 24, 2012 at 04:43

    Have a great weekend…love the photies xx00xx

    • dogdaz

      August 24, 2012 at 14:46

      Thanks – a life of animals

  4. Doggy's Style

    August 24, 2012 at 05:26

    All the best for both of you!

    • dogdaz

      August 24, 2012 at 14:47

      Thanks Doggy – I need it.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    August 24, 2012 at 06:16

    So sad, but SO exciting. Hang in there. The pictures are a tiny clue to how far she’s come.

    • dogdaz

      August 24, 2012 at 14:47

      Yes Cupcake, a pictory of growing up with furry loves.

  6. Bassas Blog

    August 24, 2012 at 09:01

    Wonderful pictures!

    • dogdaz

      August 24, 2012 at 14:48

      Thanks Bassa – I am sure you could come up with some interesting captions LOL

  7. Jodi Stone

    August 24, 2012 at 11:29

    I cried too and I don’t see how you can’t.

    You’ve done an amazing job, it’s time for the universe now. :-)

    • dogdaz

      August 24, 2012 at 14:49

      Yes Jodi – there is no way I can not (but she knows that). Trusting the universe is a really hard skill to learn, but I will (and a lot of phone calls).

  8. Chancy and Mumsy

    August 24, 2012 at 20:08

    Those pictures are wonderful. You will shed tears and miss her but I know you must be very proud of her. Hugs

    • dogdaz

      August 24, 2012 at 21:55

      Thank you. I am.

  9. Lindy MacDuff

    August 24, 2012 at 22:59

    Such wonderful photos, but your Summer 2005 image is particularly sweet. :-) Wishing her all the best.

    • dogdaz

      August 24, 2012 at 23:02

      Thanks – We took the same shot every summer for many years at Seven Springs, PA.

  10. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 25, 2012 at 02:06

    So hard when they grow up but, as you say, you’ve taught her everything you could, now she has to spread her wings and find her own way. She’ll be back. Just shed your tears when she can’t see you. We all understand.

    • dogdaz

      August 25, 2012 at 11:39

      Thanks Long LIfe Cat. Glad there are others that understand

  11. Margarita

    August 25, 2012 at 19:58

    Trust that all the love you’ve invested in her is bearing glorious fruit! xoM

    • dogdaz

      August 25, 2012 at 22:15

      Thanks – I will trust in the universe

  12. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    August 28, 2012 at 21:42

    Great photos and what a nice send off post for your daughter :)

    • dogdaz

      August 28, 2012 at 23:08

      Thanks – home is not the same :-(

  13. Jessica

    September 6, 2012 at 08:22

    My sis told my mom the same thing when she left for boot camp back in May: “Don’t cry, Mom!” ;)
    Your daughter is on her way to creating lasting memories and a wonderful future, and she would not have the courage to do just that if she did not have you as her mom!

    • dogdaz

      September 6, 2012 at 08:23

      Thanks Jessica. Leaving is always tough.


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