Thank you so much to @dreamxxdream for creating the perfect birthday present for @tessaschmidt7!! Tess I love you so much and I know it’s still like two weeks early but happy birthday! Your love for ereri is so much but it’s ok because I was able to find a AMAZING artist who understands that love
I asked my mom to pick up a donut for me because it’s my son Juuzou’s birthday! (I did this last year too, its tradition.)
Happy birthday my wonderful son, I’m so proud of all the growth you’ve made and the ways you’ve matured. Here’s to a good year for you (somehow, even in Ishida’s world) and many more to come. I love you. ❤️
Two years ago, the Geology litter was born. Two years, three weeks later, one of them focused up, picked her person and said, “No I’m taking this one home. Yes, that one. The one with the camera. That one right there. That one’s mine.”
She’s right, but she always is, I’ve come to understand that in our relationship.
She has the best parts of Caleb, and the best parts of Kate, but she’s 100 percent herself. Gorgeous girl, with a wicked sense of humor, who helps me out in a way that I never would have expected.
Happy birthday to all her siblings, who are in the best homes my co-breeder and I could have asked for, and all of them, well loved.
Flint is now known as Obie- he lives with his family in a suburb of Seattle and is well loved. He’s made his family whole again, and he has hummingbirds that know him as a friend and takes walks with them!
Tephra (Rachel) is now known by Dory - and she too bops around a suburb of Seattle. She’s well known to the regulars on her route (coffee shop hangouts! <3) and her family adores her.
Opal went to a dear friend of mine - a fellow amazing photographer. She has two lovely Aussie sisters to romp and play with, (she’s not sure about the new kitty though! XD) http://xetsaphoto.tumblr.com/
Ralph is still- Ralph. The mellow goober, the gentle giant. He is absolutely loved by his family, and he annoys his sister and is apparently an excellent herder of chickens. XD (Still my hero, Ralph.) <3 http://adorabledori.tumblr.com/
Pheobe (formerly known as Jade) belongs to an absolutely sweetheart of a couple that live close to us and the shop. She comes in to visit all the time, and loves her jaunts around the local Farmers Market.
Amber lives with my co-breeder still and is sweet as pie. She loves to cuddle and sleeps under the covers in a little Cardi lump. XD She’s very kind-hearted and the peacemaker of her pack. <3 http://dgimpstess.tumblr.com/
Drift? Oh Drift, he too lives with my co-breeder. He is just as much of a derp as his father was at this age… and equally as sweet and gentle and sensitive. (You said you wanted a Caleb, N. XD Hahhahaa! You got him!)
And of course… there’s Tess. (aka Topaz) Still focused on me like she was from day… well, the day she opened her eyes.
Honestly, I don’t talk about emotional things too much (honest, I’m a terrible introvert by nature) , but… if I had to pick a dog of my crew as my soul dog, Tess is it. I don’t know how else to say this, but I think we were long lost twins that just had to get back to each other on the Karma wheel. We have the same personality quirks even. Really. She knows what I am thinking before I even say it. It’s eerie. She is a beautiful show dog, yes, and she is smart as a whip, but really, it’s her connection to me that amazes me every day. She is no one else’s dog, around them she’s businesslike and straightforward, but around me, we totally crack jokes until we laugh ourselves silly. She chose her person, and I’m glad it was me. <3
Thank you all for letting me share them with you, and thank you all for your kind comments and love for my canine Cardi family for the last few years. It means the world to me!
(Photos graciously provided by their families. <3 Thank you, for being the best puppy families we could have asked for!)