It was a troublesome begin to the 12 months. In January, we misplaced our beloved basset hound Maggie.
Months later we determined to replenish the canine provide and adopted a pet from the great people on the Humane Society of The Tennessee Valley. I’ve by no means cared for a pet earlier than, however
Charlie is an effective canine. She’s a pleased canine. She’s runs, jumps, and performs within the yard. She holds extra diplomas than me, from newbie to intermediate and now superior in her canine coaching courses. She is obedient. She would not chunk folks. Nevertheless, Charlie has chewed a gap in each rug, throw pillow, comforter, two bathrobes, a number of shirts, dozens of socks, and a as soon as well-maintained garden. She does all of it in secret. Often she will get caught, however has discovered that every one may be forgiven with loving nuzzles and slobbery kisses.
My 12 months in images has additionally been powerful. I used to be furloughed, fortunately solely briefly, and returned to work having to regulate to how I method assignments. I discovered shortly that method could be from a distance. Amazingly, I managed to get a couple of good photographs regardless of taking them by way of foggy glasses from sporting a masks. I didn’t develop as creatively as I’d have favored as a photographer this 12 months, however that is alright as a result of the 12 months ends with slobbery kisses from Charlie, who I now name Charlie the Destroyer.