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May 30, 2007

Au revoir, dear friend!

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She was acting strangely all weekend. She'd go to her water dish and just stand or sit by it. Then the past two days (Sunday and Memorial Day) she barely ate anything.

I took her in after work Tuesday and they said the news wasn't good. She had fluid build up that they said was the result of cancer, heart disease or liver failure. I told them I didn't want to put her through tests to find out which, or through treatment for anything that serious. So the other course was to put her to sleep, and they were supportive about this. So.... she is gone. It seems so very sudden. I guess part of me was worried about her for a longer time because she's had some other problems with throwing up and pooping in odd places around the basement. I won't miss that!!!! But still, it's hard!

They were very kind at the vet's and they made a paw print in clay for her that I just baked. How appropriate! She will get to be under the Christmas tree this year and all the years she wants to be there!


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Posted by s-gang at 12:33 PM

May 28, 2007

All around the wall

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Above the wall

Below the wall
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All the wall
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Posted by s-gang at 12:47 PM

May 26, 2007

Retaining the Wall

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The old wall

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The delivery

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One block

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Making a space for the paver base

Posted by s-gang at 3:12 PM

May 15, 2007

Iris on Tuesday

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Posted by s-gang at 8:52 AM

May 14, 2007

German yellow iris

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Monday

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Monday

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Sunday evening

Posted by s-gang at 10:18 AM

May 11, 2007

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West River Parkway scenes

Posted by s-gang at 9:18 AM

May 3, 2007

Quetzal sketch

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Posted by s-gang at 2:15 PM

May 2, 2007

Remembering Ray

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Posted by s-gang at 12:41 PM

May 1, 2007

My sisters and I: More Memories of Childhood Pleasures

Playing in the yard
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Outside view
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Living Room
with a slight time warp of family members old and new!
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Kitchen
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Bedroom Scenes
The midnight banging-on-the-radiator episode
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Photographer's comments: to be fair Mom did not use a hammer on the radiator to express her disapproval at my dancing older sister's dating behavior with her future husband (we'll call them Ginger and Fred). She used her shoe.
Little Sis

Posted by s-gang at 9:24 AM