Writing my book has inspired me to dig out photographs and video tapes that have existed in a state of inertia for years. Its amazing what events we have deemed worthy of recording over the years. There are close to ten hours of 'riding' videos, (I will spare you), and the occasional clip of a deer or a bear walking through the yard. Of course there are many snippets of my niece's and nephew's visits which could be morphed in such a way to show how quickly they all grew up.
And then there are the clips of our 'babies'. When my friend, Missy wanted to breed her West Highland terrier, Xena, Rod and I decided that we would take one of the puppies, (Niles). Two years later we took another puppy, (Nina), from the second litter. Missy and I visit each other often and one of our greatest pleasures is watching the little family bask in the magic of their reunion.
Xena, (mother), Lynnie, (no collar), Nina, (red collar), and Niles, (on the sidelines), enjoying a family reunion, September, 2003.