Saturday, April 28, 2012
Six degrees of connection
I love this shot of a Sunday afternoon at a beach where the local Hawaiians play with dogs and kids and picnics.
My son Brian has a new pet, a dog named Six, one of those larger short haired black and brown kind of mutts. As a family that never had a dog this represents obviously his desires and choices and this is cool. So far the need to take the dog out for walks has caused him to meet actress Bernadette Peters who had known the dog since it was born, and to be near Chelsea Clinton in some kind of gathering. This is life in NYC and Brooklyn where so many folks live in close proximity.
We did own a poodle when we were newly weds but her tragic death broke our hearts and we just never got back on the canine wagon. Our cats came to us through the pressure decisions of our daughter but we have enjoyed our decade plus of having cats around the house.
I have been moving some of my photos from an older computer to my picture back up hard drive and seeing so many photos of our early marriage when the kids were young. I am so happy to have them, but still struggle with getting them organized into some time of system where I can find them in a timely matter to share them on this blog. A project of connection with my story. This new laptop I am using only has this years pics and my Hawaii and California Vacation so I need a better system.
As we plan our summer travel the issue of cats come up again. I feel so bad about leaving Big Kitty in the house with a cat sitter who stops by to check the food and water and litter box, and tries to companion her, but she does not connect with strangers. When Big Kitty goes to sleep we will probably be petless so we can pick up and go a bit more.