Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jogging the memories

Jack
Taking pictures and looking at them years later, brings back memories you hadn't thought about in years. Even the lousy shots that you didn't think were worth keeping because of the extra junk in the picture.

This is a picture of Jack, about two weeks after we found him on the road, sick, scared and alone. We believe he was 'dumped off' far from houses where he could have been found. He had been eating leaves and twigs as was evident in his diarrhea for the next two days. I don't think he would have lasted much longer.

Back to the picture. He's wearing the cat's harness, and laying nearby is the red leash we used to take him for his necessary walks and get him used to the yard. (Also the cat's - I miss her) On the floor behind him - that dull yellow thing - is a rubber snake, one of a bag of them I bought to put in the grapevines to scare away the birds. Shown is the packing slip from eBay. I was heavy into eBay back then, I bought things for the household and sold jewelry. I no longer want anything to do with eBay, the company or some of the participants. Then there is the small doll in front of him. He was much loved by Jack. We named it Geppeto and Jack dragged and ragged on that poor doll. One day, Jack had another bout of the diarrhea and Geppeto caught the worst of it. There was no washing it, so I threw it away. Poor Jack, he missed it for a couple of days, however he was not at a loss for toys. I still have two crates of puppy toys that the two dogs still go 'shopping' in and string them all over. The nasty old carpet is a thing of the past, replaced by washable flooring. How I hated that ugly carpet.

So, you see, this is not just a picture of Jack. It's a journal of the past and things I had shelved in my memory. Take any old picture and see how many things it brings to your memory.

While going through my files, I recollected how old the TV was, how long ago we remodeled the kitchen (thus the flooring change), and a million other little tidbits I hadn't thought about.

Have a good day!

18 comments:

  1. That's why it takes so long to go through old photos.

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  2. Love old photos. Yes. You never know what thing in them will be treasured latter in life. And all if it will bring up special memories

    Much nicer than the staged perfect ones I think

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    1. Think you are right, Angela. Like wedding photos, perfect, but the pictures of the reception holds many more memories!

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  3. Awe Jack!! He looks so sweet!! I'm still trying to get that vision of a diarrhea covered Geppeto out of my head.. lol. Poor Jack, losing his best friend in such an embarrassing way. It sounds like Jack and Jill have plenty to play with though. I know what you mean about memories coming back from photo backgrounds. I do it all the time...

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    1. I could probably throw most of those toys away, but I never know which 'baby' will end up in Jill's bed or Jack will drag out to shake the daylights out of, so I just keep them all.
      Even a band-aid on a child's knee holds memories.

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  4. Jack was a such a handsome puppy, hard to believe that people are so cruel to dump dogs and cats. Levi does the same things with his toys...he'll get them all out and spread them all over for me to pick up at bedtime.

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    1. Aren't they sweet - to make sure we get our exercise every day ...
      How old is Levi? Now, there is one handsome boy! Have you ever blogged about him?

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  5. Such a cute picture. Jack is such a sweety. So sad that someone would just drop off a dog or cat. I have no understanding of people that could be cruel like that.

    I like going through old pictures but so many of mine were just awful shots on my part. I am glad now that I get to see pictures immediately so I can retake if necessary.

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    1. Now when I take pictures, I try to figure out what can be cropped out, before I even take the shot. LOL! I am a lousy photographer.

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  6. Jack looks like he enjoying his toy. I get kick out how dogs act toward there stuff toys.
    Coffee is on

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    1. He did, he sure did. Missed you - now I need to find out why ...

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  7. What lovely memories of Jack. I'm so glad you found him when you did.
    It's amazing what pops up from the subconscious when old photos are looked at.

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    1. One good thing about the memories about that picture - I realized the TV was 8 years old! I shouldn't be too upset with DH about the upgrade! Haha. (I believe our light bill will go down now, Hahahaha!)

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  8. I do the same when I look at old photos. I like to see how far I've come and have those moments of, "What was I thinking??" - I'm happy Jack found you and you found him. Such a sweet face..

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    1. We (DH and I) have always been a home for the discards, they do make lovely pets.

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  9. I love going through old photos and reminiscing about the past. I think that is why I love family history and genealogy so much. Lucky Jack to have found you! Have a great Friday!

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