PICTURE POST II!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Mary Ann, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks Ooohhhhhh, Navy Seals. Premium Member

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    My iPhone 6 Plus arrived today. So obligatory iPhone 6 Plus vs my old iPhone 5s
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  2. doubleohfive

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    I've resisted talking about this here on the BBS for the last few weeks mainly because it's been difficult to process the emotions involved, but my family dog, Chewie, passed away on October 2nd, the day after his 16th birthday.

    I'd expected this for a couple of years, honestly, as he got older and slowed down and really when I started to notice the jet black hair on his face going gray.

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    (Reunited, September 2011)

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    I saw him last Christmas and made sure to spend as much time with him as I could, but being that I'm in California and my family is in D.C., I obviously was unable to be there when my parents informed us all that the end was near. I spent the whole day waiting for news and just clicking through old pictures like these:

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    We all loved Chewie dearly; he was a great dog and an even better friend to all of us. I'm due to go back home this Christmas and I'm bringing my girlfriend with me to meet my family for the first time. It's a big step - a wonderful step - but part of me feels just awful because I know the little guy won't be there to come scampering up to me when I walk in through the foyer of our house, stare at me through his nearly-blind eyes and wonder just who the hell I am until he gets close enough to smell me and realize, as he always did, "George is home!"

    Anyway.

    This is one of the last photos I took with Chewie at the end of 2013, which I jokingly titled "Shock and awwwww":

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    It took sixteen years to get from this first photo, taken on a chintzy Kodak disposable camera:

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    ...to this last photo in July of this year, on an iPhone 5 which my brother sent me:

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    Those years flew by but they were great years.

    Rest in peace, Chewie. Good boy.
     
  3. Davros

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    It looks like he was a good friend. Sorry about your loss.
     
  4. Tom Hendricks

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    00, I am so sorry for your loss. He looked like he had an incredible spirit.
     
  5. Kenbushway

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    Gorgeous, wish I was a bird sitting on a tree just watching the seasons change. To a simpler life :beer:
     
  6. cooleddie74

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    My condolences, doubleoh. You have my warmest wishes and thoughts. Pets are often just as close as human family members and we cherish them as such. They love us in their own ways as much as we love them. All the best, man.
     
  7. Coloratura

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    You have my deepest condolences, doubleoh.
     
  8. think

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    doubleoh sorry for your loss - sometimes a dog is ones only best friend.
     
  9. bbailey861

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    Our deepest sympathies on your loss, doubleoh. Those are great pictures - especially that very first one taken with the chintzy Kodak disposable camera. May you look at them often with a smile on your face.
     
  10. Finn

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    Condolences, doubleoh.

    My Finn reached 10 last month. I hope he'll have as many more years as your Chewie did.
     
  11. Captain Kathryn

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    My red Trek Halloween costume to double as cosplay also if I go to a con this year. Couldn't get too good of a pic since my device doesn't have a timer.

    To go with this, I NEED A RED JANEWAY WIG. :D

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  12. Pondwater

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    :techman: Are you going to with the "Bun of Steel", ponytail or the bob?
     
  13. Captain Kathryn

    Captain Kathryn Commodore Commodore

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    Bun of steel because it's the trademark. However I prefer the bob cut. But I'm going bun of steel all the way haha.
     
  14. teacake

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    You will ROCK the bun of steel!!!
     
  15. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is logical Premium Member

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    Indeed! Love the costume. :)
     
  16. Captain Kathryn

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    Haha I'm gonna try!! :)
     
  17. Savage Dragon

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    Outside the Consulate General of Canada in New York this afternoon.

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  18. Finn

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    ^The Japanese and American flags not being at half-mast looks a bit jarring
     
  19. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Knitting is logical Premium Member

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  20. teacake

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    Embarrassing!
     

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