So much can change… never take a moment for granted!

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This was exactly, to the day, a year ago. On this weekend we had the girls for a weekend sleepover and celebrated our boys 1st birthday.

This year, his birthday was far from happy.

This year on his birthday (yesterday), he was without his bestie.

A horrible freak “dog” accident stole not only his best friend but a dog we all loved and cherished.

At just 2 1/2 years old, those of us who loved her amazing personality, her drive, spunk and absolute love, were forced to say farewell goodbye’s. All because of a “freak” accident. One that left our sweet girl paralyzed, with extreme chances of ever being able to regain any movement.

Which has left so many of us feeling an unbelievable amount of guilt, for the plans we all had and the choices we made for the dogs to go stay at a kennel… Where we believed they would be safe. To enjoy our time away, while they had their own “weekend away”.

A weekend away, which turned to be very tragic. We wont ever know what really happened or even “how” something like this could happen. But much like my kids, the dogs wont ever be left with “just anyone” Ever. Again.

This photo above means SO much to me. Its the one photo I have of the 3 dogs together. Three dogs, all with their own distinct personalities, their own love for all of us and their own part of our family. We are not just mourning a dog, she was very much a part of our family, very much a part of our kids lives, of our fur baby Beck’s life. At just 2 1/2 years old, she had SO much life left in her. She may have been my parents dog, but she was very much a part of our life, from the time she was a wee baby going to see her litter for the first time.

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From the wee baby that she was, to the amazing grown girl that we all loved. Ok maybe not all, but we sure did. She had her very strong willed personality, but she was SO amazingly smart, any dog lover could see that.

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At one of her favourite places, with her bestie of course… the beach.

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So much can change in such a short time, never take a moment for granted. I am SO thankful for having my camera by my side for my children’s lives, I am so thankful for these memories that can live on not only as memories but as photographic parts of our lives.

RIP Hazel, you truly were on of a kind. We all miss you so much!

For those who say “its just a dog” have never ever felt the true love of a dog.

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