Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Big glow-in-the-dark cards post and a tribute to Annie

I've been kicking this around for over a year now, but my big glow-in-the-dark cards post is finally finished. I ended up making it a "page" instead of a "post" just so that it'll be easier for me to keep it updated. I intend to update it as needed with new info. I know it might not be as interesting to everybody as it is to me, but I love glow in the dark cards!

Please check it out...
(Sorry to make you make an extra click, but I think it'll be worth it. Lots of fun stuff there.)

My sweet pooch Annie Lou got real sick real fast and we had to put her down on yesterday. Probably the hardest day of my life. My wife and I don't have kids, but Annie was the closest we had, with the 3 of us being a tight family unit. We're just devastated to suddenly lose her at only 7 years old, but Annie packed a lot of happy wiggles into that time, so we need to focus on the happy times. She was the sweetest girl in the world. I only saw her being the slightest bit aggressive ONCE and that was while protecting a smaller pup buddy of hers. She only wanted everybody to be happy, spreading smiles and smooches everywhere she went. Love her so much.

Anyways, Annie loved chasing the laser pointer, much like cats. And so with that same fascination of lights in the dark, I'd like to dedicate my big glow-in-the-dark cards page in Annie's memory.

Chances are I'll be posting less often for the next little while, though I'll try not to make it a full-on "hiatus". Thanks as always for reading.

List of glow-in-the-dark trading cards <-- here's the link again

And now for the Annie tribute..

tiny pup

early puppy pic contrasted with a grown pooch.

maybe the greatest photo I've ever taken.

just a couple of bros

How y'all doing?


At Christmastime she always took the ribbons like a champ and it was a favorite holiday tradition.

catching snowballs


  1. Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed when you showed pictures of her frolicking.

  2. What a beautiful pupper. Wish I could have scratched her belly.

  3. Been there bud, It is definitely a hard thing. May those memories last forever, my sincerest condolences to you both.

  4. Sorry for the loss of your puppers. Dogs are definitely another family member and it looks like you had a truly wonderful companion.

  5. so sorry to hear about Annie. She was always very friendly when I came over. It feels like a part of you is gone.

  6. So sorry for your loss, my friend. Annie sounded like a great pup.

  7. Sad to hear. My doggie is exactly as old as my blog and he's still wearing us out. I've never seen a dog so happy to see every single human being. We'll miss him dearly when he goes.

  8. She seems like a wonderful dog. Sorry she left you so soon

  9. "maybe the greatest photo I've ever taken" - What an absolutely magnificent picture.
    It's very difficult to lose a family member. Sorry for your loss. Hang in there!

  10. Thoughts go out to you and your wife. I'm so sorry for your loss. This is truly a beautiful tribute to Annie... and I love that you're focusing on the happy times. It's definitely helped me cope with the loss of my mom.

  11. That's a good pup - you're in my prayers!

  12. Sorry for your loss Gavin. You can tell from the photos that you guys gave her an amazing 7 years of life, so props to you for that. Awesome tribute.

  13. Sorry for your loss, Gavin. It's never easy losing a family member, even if it is a pet. Those are some beautiful pictures.

  14. Been there too. That's a tough day. Hard not to let it overshadow the good times.
    But having all those pictures helps. I'd be twelve posts putting up all the shots of Paisley B myself.

  15. Like everyone else, I'm sorry to hear of you and your wife's loss, Gavin. Having to potentially deal with this kind of grief is is the primary reason why I don't have pets/four-footed anymore, I just can't take the losses!

    On a less somber note, looks like you spent a lot of time putting together that glow-in-the-dark page, but it was well worth it, as it looks really great :)

  16. Condolences on your loss. Those little guys make a big impact. And cool glow in the dark page, BTW.