My darling dog... passed away on Wednesday night July 25, 2012. I
think it was a heart attack, following her last run along the road to
Bird Creek Meadows, her favorite place. She just layed down and could
not get back up so I wrapped myself around her and held her while she
Rio is buried up there in one of her favorite places near Mount Adams, wrapped in an Eagle blanket and marked with a cross, and a grave scattered with doggie treats for the wild animals she will no longer chase. My heart broke, but I am so glad she ended her 10 or 11 years so gracefully in such a beautiful place. I only hope someday my last breaths could mimic her last moments.
I have been distracting myself all day trying to help my beloved niece Erin come up with money to get home after breaking down on the road... you can read more on that here and perhaps make a donation if you feel so inclined... or share the link to the blog post to help her out... hard times! starlisablackphotography.com/2012/07/27/a-plea-for-help-f...
Oh... and this photo was taken on a photo journey with JaniceL chasing wildflowers and clouds in the Gorge in April 2011... a happy day full of good memories