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What a pleasure to discover that the AKC used a photo of Cooper, taken by Russ, to illustrate an article re-published on the AKC website on June 25, 2015. (The original article was published without photos in the July 2014 AKC Gazette.)

They used a cropped version of the photo in the header of the web page, and the full photo farther down in the article. If the link doesn’t work, you can click the image to visit a PDF of the article.


Russ had taken that shot, plus others that I personally like better, back in 2011. He had just made some portraits of Tammy’s three dogs: Mowlgi (Cooper’s litter brother), Cameo, and Gosling*, and was editing those photos.

Cooper obviously felt that his input was needed. He loved the camera, and I guess that extended to the computer from time to time.

So, in a way, Russ had actually taken Cooper to work that day. Or maybe it was Cooper who invited Russ to work with him. Either way, they made a team.

In a way, I guess, they still do — virtually — through the magic of publishing.

* The three dogs:

  • Mowgli — CH Realta’s Bear Necessesities of Yo-Yo CD RE JH JHU CGC WD
  • Cameo — Yo-Yo’s Cameo Moment CD RA CGC
  • Gosling — Yo-Yo’s Not What You Think RN

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I write a lot. This blog for example. Emails, notes, greeting cards, lists. All kinds of things. Lately, resumes and a lot of cover letters. A journal sometimes, though not as often as I think I should. I think better when I’m writing — I guess it’s a good thing I enjoy it.

But what’s really fun is writing something that gets published and that, unlike this blog, I didn’t publish myself. I guess it’s a vanity thing, but it’s very gratifying to see that someone else has put something I wrote out there in the world.

And what does this have to do with Irish Water Spaniels, you ask? If you’ve been reading this blog, you know my Irish Water Spaniel life story already. But here it is again in the AKC Gazette, in highly condensed form:

I didn’t use any names because, for the purposes of the article, the names didn’t matter at all. Anyone can give love, and it’s the love that matters. It’s the caring and the support that was given to me that matters, and that I try to pass on to others.

Even so, the specific people are very important to me. And I hope I have told you so, often enough that you know who you are, whether you read this blog or the AKC Gazette or not.

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