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New England Photos

A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.


Saturday, May 10, 2008


Things haven't been too good around here lately and I haven't felt like blogging too much. A few weeks ago I got laid off from my job and the same day I brought my dogs to the vet and found out one of my dogs has an enlarged heart and the other has some kind of neurological problem and can hardly walk or even stand up on his own.

This is Thatcher, who is not even two, today he is having a good day; he has been walking around the yard without falling down.

Here you can see where he had his neck shaved to have a spinal tap. I brought him to a specialist but they cannot figure out what is wrong. We will just have to keep our fingers crossed that he can get better or at least not any worse. The hard part is I have to carry him up and down our 25 inch stairway(he weighs between 80 and 85 pounds) and bring him outside. Once outside he does better because he can get a grip so he can walk.

This is Sophie, she has the enlarged heart and rests a lot. But, all you have to do is ask her if she wants to go for a ride or go to day care and she perks right up. She looks a little disheveled because she likes to be outside and sometimes she is lying in the wet grass.



At 11:09 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Sorry to hear that things haven't been good - your blog has given me huge amounts of pleasure, and I have enjoyed it no end. I really hope things work out for you and your dogs - it's hard when pets are sick. I certainly will say prayers for you all.

At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Cheryl Picard said...


I'm sorry to hear too. I visit your blog on a weekly basis because I enjoy it very much. I admire your photography and have learned many things about this area from your blog. Things I never knew or places I never stopped and appreciated, even in my own backyard Simsbury, on my ride to work in Bloomfield. My heart goes out to Thatcher and Sophie. I have a dog too (had my share of cats) and have been a pet owner since I can remember, and I know the unconditional bond we have with our pets. I wanted to comment to say I do hope things work out for you and your dogs and that I can relate to what you are going through. I wish you all the best...

At 8:43 PM, Blogger CharlieMillerPhotography said...

Hi. I am new to your blog site, but cannot tell you how sorry I am that you were laid off and that your dogs are not doing well. I know how heart breaking it can be as I have three dogs, one was hit by a car and she has issues with her back legs now, one is blind, and one, well he is just goofy. But I know the heartbreak I have gone through when I watch my Chloe girl ( she was hit by the car) struggling on some days and I end up carrying her because it breaks my heart to see her hurting.
Then with the lay off at the same time, I am sorry.
But I do have to tell you as a former New Englander, who now lives in Las Vegas, transferred for a job that now no longer exist, and I am just miserable for being back home, that your photographs help keep my dream alive of someday getting back home to raise my 3 kids back there where lifes beauty is in the simplicity of everything and within each other. They have help me keep focused in on getting back to where we belong....
Thank you for your blogspot...



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