Sometimes I miss the old days of photography….there was a time when I experienced the magic of watching a photo appear while swishing it around in a chemical solution. It was not so magical having to wait a week to pick up your packet of photos from the local drugstore, however, or waiting for them to come in the mail. But the surprise of what you got was still fun. Now it is still fun and magical to download your photos onto the computer. I don’t always look at what I’m doing as I go when I shoot a whole bunch of photos, I’ll just shoot them off and wait until they appear on the computer to see what I’ve got.
The other day I got a pleasant sense of déjà vu after viewing some of my latest photos of the dogs. This photo popped up on my computer, and as soon as I showed my hubby he knew exactly what I meant.
The photo below has been on a table in our bedroom for years now, it’s always been one of my favorites of Sheba and her brother Moses. They often posed like this….with him lying down and her standing next to him.
I think sometimes that perhaps Luke is channeling his brother Moses from the Rainbow Bridge. I’ve written before about the things that Kobi taught Luke before he left, but Moses passed on months before Luke came home with us. So how else could he know these things would make us smile?
“When playing in the yard, the trees are the perfect place to hang out and stay cool” (we never see the girls doing this).
“It’s OK to lie down and rest every so often, and let the girls do all the work. You can jump up if you need to!”
“Don’t forget to get in the game and give it all you’ve got though!”
And Moses must be whispering in Luke’s ear that it would probably be fun to keep the toys away from his sisters. Moses always gave the ball right to Cricket after he had caught it….with a smooth pass from his mouth to hers so that the ball never even hit the ground. Perhaps Moses’ one regret in life was that he never did just take that toy and run with it and try to keep it away from his sisters!
“Make ’em work for it, little brother!”
I can just see a Golden smile on Moses’ face in heaven, watching his brother enjoy the mischief that he never quite had the nerve to try.
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This was so sweet. Do you think Moses sent Luke to you?
We always thought more that our Lab mix Maggie sent Luke to us. Maggie and Kobi were best friends when she was alive, and we felt like Maggie knew that Kobi’s time with us was winding down. Luke learned a lot from Kobi too in the few months they were together (but Kobi was never one to play!). But I like to imagine that Moses might have had a paw in it too. 🙂
Chewy the Golden says
Such lovely photos. Moses was quite the handsome pup!
Chewy is more like Luke- he loves a good game of keep away!
Thank you! We thought maybe Luke would outgrow his keep away playing, and start fetching more like the girls do, but so far he’s not! As long as they’re having fun, that’s what counts!
easy rider says
and this photos brought a smile to my face too… it’s great that you shared such wonderful memories with me… and I love the similarities of then and now :o)
I am so, so glad that you enjoyed them too!! xxoo
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Great post and lovely tribute to Moses. He is looking down smiling. Sorry took me so long to get your collar made, it will be in the mail tomorrow.
Thank you! You know that’s no problem on the collar, I just really appreciate you doing it.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
What incredible photos. How in the doodle were you able to get a shot with everyone’s paws off the ground. Loved it!
That’s pure lucky, Cathy! LOL….I just keep snapping away and hope something comes out looking good! I’m not always happy with my camera but in some cases, especially action shots, it does seem to do pretty well.
Cathy Armato says
Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing them with us! I’m sure Moses is smiling down on his earthly family, enjoying the fun from above.
Thank you so much for coming by to see them!
Jackie Bouchard says
What sweet photos – and what angelic mischief! We often say that Rita’s angel sisters are whispering in her ears. Sometimes she does things that remind us so much of them!
I just love it when out of nowhere they’ll do something like that and spark a wonderful memory.
2 Brown Dawgs says
What a beautiful post. Love all the pictures.
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Can’t let my Human see this…she’d cry. It’s so, so sweet.
Y’all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog
Hi Hawk! Thank you so much, I might have shed a few tears (mostly happy tears) when writing it up too.
Pamela | Something Wagging This Way Comes says
Deja vu, huh?
One of the things I love most about digital photography is having so many pictures to look back it.
I have so few pictures of the dogs who lived with me pre-digital camera era.
Oh, I know, I spend so much time flipping through old photo albums and piles of photos and often don’t find what I’m hoping to. I really have an overload of photos of the current pets, that’s partly because of the blog too. Another benefit of blogging!
I think dogs have a wisdom and spirituality that we can never understand.
What a wonderful thought and I totally agree, Jan.
The Island Cats says
Wow, the similarities in those photos are uncanny. Nice catch!
Thank you! It took me a while to track some of the old ones down though!
Those are adorable pictures.
I know what you mean about waiting for pictures to develop. That was always exciting. I still get a little excited uploading them to my computer too 🙂
It’s not quite as magical in a way, but in it’s own way it still is. (plus you don’t have to smell those chemicals…LOL)
Tenacious Little Terrier says
There is something to be said for instant convenience. Mr. N loves playing keep away with Sage. He is shameless.
I imagine Sage is patient with Mr. N….Cricket isn’t known for her patience, but she’s pretty good with Luke! Because yes, Luke is pretty shameless too! 🙂
Oh, gosh. This one made me cry. Beautiful post and such a sweet sentiment! (Aside: “Picking up photos from the print shop” was always THE BEST excuse to skip high school if you were on the newspaper staff. Kids today sure are missing out!)
Thank you, Maggie! It’s just so great to have those reminders of Moses, Luke has really brought something special to us.
Kids these days think they have it pretty good….but they don’t know the fun they’re missing out on! 🙂
Barbara Rivers says
Oh yes, boys will be boys…
What a very nice post about your pup Moses ~ I am sure he does smile down on you all & enjoys what he sees!
The boys are so much different than the girls. We haven’t had a lot of dogs, but so far that seems to be true. The boys are so much more laid back than the girls!
This is a beautiful post! I’m so glad that Luke is able to bring some of the joy Moses brought to your family and add his own flair to it (although Cricket might not be quite as glad that he doesn’t pass the ball right back to her!).
Thank you, Beth! Oh, you are right that Cricket is not glad about that….we were a little worried about how she was going to take it, but she’s pretty good about it! She’s finally learning to go find another ball when Luke won’t give up the one in play. 🙂
Aw. What a sweet post! I love that the poses are the same. And seeing them all play is such fun!
Thank you! They really are so much fun to watch….it’s like they all have their own techniques/routines when playing!
Talent Hounds says
What happy and fun pictures.
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Oh wow, this was so beautiful!
Those first two photos would definitely give off a deja vu moment for sure.
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Thank you, Jenna! I had seen some of the other similarities before too, but I had to search back for those photos once I saw these and got the idea.
Love this post. We see Sally, Tino & Becca in things that Jack & Maggie do all the time. Maybe we’re projecting, but who cares, it keeps their memory alive and that’s what’s important. Sweet story.
I agree. I’m sure a lot of dogs do similar things to each other, but you are right the important thing is that it keeps their memories alive.
That’s awesome, and I bet you are right about Moses. I remember waiting for photos, I’m pretty glad we don’t have to do that anymore.
I know, I can hardly even imagine that anymore, can you?
What a sweet mischief post. We think Mom’s dog Trine lives on in Katie often times. As for the boys hanging around resting in the shade and the girls doing all the work…isn’t it the same way in human life? Mom say it seems to be.
Barbara Rivers says
I would agree with your statement, Emma!!
Ha ha, good one, Emma, you and your Mom are so right!!
I see Harlow do some of the things our Angel Sam did. She knew him briefly, but he was frail when they met. His father is her great-great-grandfather, so maybe it just got passed down? It always makes me smile though.
Monty and Harlow
I imagine some of the similarities could be because they are related, and it must be fun to have a descendant of one of your angels!
Great pics! I miss that sweet Moses. He was such a sweet & gentle boy. <3
Yes, he was, and I know he was one of Auntie Sheryl’s favorites too. 🙂
Bev Green says
What beautiful and joyful pictures 🙂 an I am sure all the pups who leave us look down at their fursibs and laugh 🙂 it is lovely to get that unexpected shot come up on the computer…really can make your day when the image is such a surprise 🙂 lovely post Jan 🙂 hugs and loves Bev xxx
Thank you so much, Bev. It was such a pleasant surprise to see that photo pop up and to instantly have that wonderful memory of Moses. Then I got looking and was able to find more photos of the things the two boys, past and present, shared. I know you know what a joy photography can be! xxoo