Upon arriving home today I found the photo above on a postcard from my sister- on the back it reads “Couldn’t resist!”
She’s referring to my first dog, Dominoe, who traveled with me out to Arizona in 1987. With some sad irony, yesterday marked the day she passed on to Rainbow Bridge. I have to keep rechecking my math because the chunk of time this memory marks– that was 22 years ago.
That found dog who I lost and found again, still sits center in my being. She fostered the story that was at the core of 50 Web Ways To Tell a Story
I returned to the scene of that story in 2011
These special beings enter our lives as pets, and hopefully never exit. It says right there that a post card triggers the memory for my sister.
Last month on driving home from Colorado, I stopped at the Arizona State line to redo a photo I took of Dominoe when we crossed here in 1987, my first entrance to the state that is now my home. (I remember we even met a couple driving a firetruck, the one photo I have is not very good).
The sign is bigger and more colorful now, moved to a different location. I am much older. Then I was driving a 1973 Ford Maverick. Now I drive a 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
And Dominoe is long gone.
Everywhere but my heart.
Top / Featured image credits: How to attribute? It’s a postcard I got in the mail, photo credit on the back says “Photo bv A Carli” but bears no copyright. This game is dull.
The post "Dalmatia – 22" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (https://cogdogblog.com/2015/07/dalmatia-22/) on July 25, 2015.