This Valentine’s Day, Remy and I would like to remind you that the greatest love comes from those who need it the most – an adoptable shelter dog. Every day is Valentine’s Day when you rescue a companion animal.
I hope you are all as lucky as I am to experience the gift of unconditional love every day!
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Moni & Remy
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When someone metaphorically steps on my toes, I typically am very forgiving and patient. Accidents happen. People mess up. I make mistakes. No big deal. There are, however, a few things that just push that wrong button inside of me and will rocket me from 0 –> seriously annoyed in 0.0425 seconds. This is a list of those things.
7. Bad grammar/spelling
5. People who walk/drive slow and create a barrier when you’re in a rush and are trying to get somewhere
4. People who HAVE to have the latest and greatest thing
3. Reality TV (psst, I have a secret… it’s not really “real”!)
2. People who shouldn’t have pets or children, but do it anyway
1. Spending 30-45 minutes outside during the (first) polar vortex to capture an epic shot, risking my fingers and toes… only to realize later that I took it an hour too soon. Le sigh.
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As 2013 winds down, Remy and I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday and a safe, joyful, and prosperous New Year! May 2014 be the best year yet!
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As a kid growing up in South Florida, I didn’t get to experience the seasons in a traditional sense. As far as I knew, they entailed hot, hotter, hottest, and hurricanes. Now that I’ve spent 6 years in the Midwest, I fully understand why people would say that Florida never feels that “festive”. The seasons are beautiful and they remind you of the occasions to come. Even though I’m a pale and bitter grumpasaur buried under 26 layers of North Face apparel during the winter, I really enjoy how peaceful and pure the city looks when it snows. Plus, you can’t fully appreciate a hot apple cider until you have one comfort you during a chilly day.
Fortunately, we had a long and wonderful summer this year. Although we got a taste of the 20′s today, fall has also stuck around for a bit and has been as lovely as ever. Before the trees get naked and Moni gets grumpy, I wanted to capture the fall colors in their glory. The Botanic Gardens are the perfect place to enjoy this season, and it was an ideal day to take some pictures.
I don’t know about you, but I fully intend on revisiting these images over the next few months so I can remind myself why I moved to this arctic city.
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