Fergie my love

I’ll admit it. This year has been hard. The weather in Seattle has been awful, giving me very little opportunity to do what I love most (pet photography), my health has been crummy, and my personal life has had it’s fair share of ups-and-downs. After a long-delayed reaction, I’ve been grieving the loss of my mom, and am convinced I’m feeling the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, as many Seattleites are these days. Through it all, this sweet, furry little girl has been there by my side. She has been funny, sensitive, compassionate, and has loved me no matter what kind of grumpy, sad, depressed mood I’ve been in. I can’t wrap words around how much I love this girl or how much she means to me, especially during the hard times in life.

The sun is finally coming out, and I’m excited about the near and far future, I know my SAD will lift along with the rainclouds, and I have made big strides in my grieving process, so the only way to go from here is up, and I’m feeling much better already. (And I’m *really* excited about being in the sun in San Diego in 4 weeks). And I know that all along the upswing, Fergie will still be there. Fergie I know you don’t read my blog, but just in case you sneak into my home office in the middle of the night when I’m dreaming about sunnier days, I just want to say: I love you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for being here. Your warm heart and soft kisses mean the world to me. 🙂


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18 thoughts on “Fergie my love

  1. I am a new comber to your website, and I must say, LOVE LOVE OHHHH FEEL THE LOVE !!!! Fergie is a dish !! Besides my daughter, our 3 beautiful rescued dogs are my favorite “willing subjects” to capture with my lens. We have a Great Dane, a Pit, and a Frenchy/Chi mix.. all rescues, all amazing dogs. When you talk about “SAD”… i get you !!! I know exactly what you mean, and yes the dogs make it THAT much better. I am one of those wanting to be up and coming photographers… i’ll get there… someday 🙂 Thank you for your words of wisdom, thank you for sharing your stories and photos with us. I look forward to looking at more of your work ! 🙂

  2. My pepper was my angel .. saw me through so much, personal ups and downs, single parenting, a thyroid disease that threw me off kilter for 2 years… she even projectile barfed on a most unsuitable man I was dating (I of course sent him home and took his reaction to my dog puking on him to mean he could not handle my world). I lost her August 18, 2010. I had 15 fantastic years with her. She truly was the reason I got out of bed on many occasions. I rescued her from the pound, in turn she rescued me in so many ways.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of your struggles this winter, and I am so glad you had such a cute face to look at. I can relate, and I am SO happy spring is here. 🙂 I hope every new green blade of grass you see helps!

  4. I have been struggling with health, life and weather issue that have really been getting me down too so I can relate. I also find comfort in my two weiner dogs, Chester and Gretel. Chester has been by my side for 8 years through ups and downs. I am sure things will start looking up for you as soon as the sun comes out.

  5. Jamie,
    This post made me cry. So sweet and I know EXACTLY how you feel about Fergie… because I feel that way about my two bubbas. I am looking forward to meeting you in San Diego… it can’t come soon enough! I’m ready for some sun too 🙂

  6. Jamie,
    I’m sorry to hear you’ve been going through so much emotionally. I did notice you hadn’t posted in quite a while but figured you were just busy with work. It’s amazing how dogs don’t get SAD … LOL! Lucky them, they always seem to be pretty much on the level. Glad you have Fergie to give you the love and support you have been needing. She is definitely your soul dog.

    Take heart, summer is just around the corner. Enjoy your time in San Diego!

  7. I love the one with her head tilted to one side! I managed to get a similar shot of our Giant Schnauzer at the weekend which will make its way onto our blog sometime soon 🙂

    Good luck getting over the SAD – spring is here so the sunshine should lift that cloud very soon!

  8. Aw, what a beautiful post, i feel your pain with the weather, it is so frustrating! Hang in there though, it will all get better in time, Fergie is so special, you can see the love she has for you through these photos, its in the eyes 🙂

  9. Dogs are the best! Also let yourself grieve: cry, scream, write and then cry some more. Then get yourself some vitamin D (bottled and from sunshine) and enjoy a lot of walks with that precious Fergie and get together with your friends so you can do a LOT of laughing. Thank you for sharing your amazing photos/talent with the world and also some of your personal life through your blog. THANKS and hang in there:)

  10. Beautiful blog post about your special girl. I live in Northern Alberta (waaaaaay up north!) and am quite familiar with SAD. Thankfully I have three Cocker Spaniels that make me happy and keep me sane. My favourite Fergie picture is the one in the middle, with her head cocked. Awesome.

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