Last week I went to one of the larger rivers to take Osprey pictures. As soon as I got there, I saw a little dog on the beach. Cute little thing. I took it's picture.
The lady that owned it (at least it appeared so) was nearby and we talked for a while. I took the pictures I wanted and went home. Later in the week, I wanted to go back and I made an 8X10 of the picture before we went.
The lady was older and I suspected she lived in a retirement home nearby. I went there and asked one of the residents if they knew the dog. They did and told me what apartment the owner was in. I gave her the picture and went on about what I was doing. I left her one of my cards.
Today, I got this email:
I live at the Riverside Condo in Tappahannock. The little shih tzu you photographed and gave the picture to Edna is actually my dog but Edna has been keeping her and loving her for about 5-6 years.
Yesterday we had to have Ginger put to sleep. Her condition rapidly declined over the last week to the point she could no longer walk and the vet said she most likely had cancer that had affected her everywhere, particulary her spine.
This has been a sad time for all of us at the condo. I just wanted you to know the picture you gave to Edna is up on the bulletin board where we post obituaries and other important notices. We ALL thank you. It is much appreciated.