The Daily Parker

Politics, Weather, Photography, and the Dog

Today's daily Parker

Parker often couldn't quite decide what parts of his body should hang off his bed when he wanted to stretch out, making this a fairly common scene (14 October 2008):

He seemed comfortable enough, though.

Today's daily Parker

This posture did not mean "rub my belly now," it meant "sometimes I sleep like this." The belly-rubs were a welcome side-effect, however. (8 June 2014)

The world keeps spinning

Even though Parker has consumed my thoughts since the election, there are a few other things going on in the world:

And as I sit in my home office trying to write software, it's 17°C and sunny outside. I may have to go for a walk.

First day, last day

I woke up this morning, showered, had breakfast, and left my house. I didn't walk a dog before showering, or feed a dog before having coffee. At every step I had to catch myself from acting on habit. And every step presented something weird: where's the dog bed? Where's the can of food in the fridge? Where's the bowl stand?

The next few weeks will suck. I know I'll feel better in time, and I know I'll adopt another dog someday—probably in the spring. It still sucks.

Here's a re-edited photo of Parker's first day with me:

And here's one from yesterday, right as we set off on his final walk:

I'm so glad for the time in between those two photos. He had a great life.