Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
— Bob Marley

It's been a week since you left. I cannot lie it has been the hardest thing to cope with. Was I angry? HELL yeah. Angry this happened and angry for changes. We had our routines every second of the day and now it just feels strange. I look at the spot you used to sleep in and it just feels strange that you are no longer here. The attitude of the I don't give a shit "Oops you caught me on your couch" face just seems strange you are no longer here. 

It's been a few days since we both cried and I suppose it gets easier. We get caught up in our busy life, but that doesn't mean we don't think about how great of a dog you were and how much of an impact you had. As your health declined I knew someday this horrible day would come, but I wasn't ready. Maybe you can say it was in-denial, but I didn't care, no one is ever ready. You fought the longest battle and I thank you for trying your hardest to stay with us. I thank you for the best 10 years you gave us. I thank you for taking care of Lehleh, even though she fought with you like a sister. Your patience, your loyalty and your love is what completed our family and we thank you for that. Your presence and your sweet voice will be missed and we will always love you unconditionally. Rest in Peace Moly girl, you will never be forgotten.

Moly was a pink nose pup when we got her in 2005 at seven months old. She never realized her great size, but imagined being disguised as a Chihuahua. People say Great Danes are aggressive but I never had to worry about her. She accepted the others as her children. She learned to share space with her cats and her other fur brothers and sisters. One thing I never wanted to do as we had a child of our own is to put our fur babies second. They protect our family, our home and we valued that. As a photographer I learned no matter how different our family is it's always important to capture the dynamics of it. We probably aren't as normal as some families but we know how special it is. I am so glad to photograph the last stages of Moly as a memory of how great she was. Sometimes as someone passes we forget what made them unique. I'm so grateful to have these as treasures. So as a favor I ask you to capture those memories any way you can. No matter how chaotic is it. This will always put a smile on your face when you need to remember them by. 

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