A Fond Farewell

Over the past month, I have gone over a number of ideas of how I wanted to approach this memorial, whether a blog entry or a long biography filled with photos, but for now it has come to this – a bit of both worlds.  I have created a separate page as a tribute to my dog, Katie, which for now includes a eulogy, a large photo gallery, and a place for any of you to write about a fun memory of her you may have.  I have a lot of ideas and things to work on for this site on a whole, and part of that will be the addition of more Mark Mushakian Classics (my old movies), which often starred my dog, and also a section tentatively called Home Movies, which would be clips of exactly that the title says – and Katie will definitely be featured there quite often.

As I just mentioned, this site is going to undergo a MAJOR overhaul in completion and fluidity.  I am going to work very hard on getting this site up to par with what it should be – some of it is done already.  Already, over my spring break, I have been working non-stop on the things that are already changed.  In the effort to clean up this site, I have had to drop support for any Internet Explorer under version 6.  I know – who still uses that?  But still, it’s worth the mention.  Also, the menus operate by javascript now (since Internet Explorer made using CSS just impossible), so if the flyout levels don’t work for you – that’s why.  And, if that’s all over your head…just ignore it.  I am still learning a lot about all of this, and as I do, there are things that I discover that will make this site even nicer.  I am still working on updating the blogs and the Site News to a new style, so until then they may be out of regular service or unavailable.  I know I say it a lot, being excited about new ideas and all, but that’s because this site is always in transition as I learn more and more.

So yes, I’ll say once again, I am excited about getting back to work on this site and improving/adding a number of features.  I miss my dog, I miss the hell out of her, but I’m not a sobbing mess.  I’ll always remember her, I’m able to share that here, and it has taken some adjusting to not having her around anymore – but life does move on, and as that little box on the left reminds us every week, there are always reasons to enjoy life.

That’s how my dog lived.  Of course, she was just a dog, but she always smiling a genuine and content smile, always finding a reason to be happy, and that’s how I like to live my life – even while others may not understand how or why.


About Mark Mushakian

Just a man who loves God, women, kids, dogs, movies, and every other lovely thing in life :)
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3 Responses to A Fond Farewell

  1. danny says:

    nice gallery.. some great pictures. some iffy pictures. some pictures i will be sending to my friend john walker at the fbi. otherwise, nicely done. that php gallery is pretty cool feature and i may have to steal it 😉


  2. Reddy says:

    I hope that pit isn't yours! Don't you know they're dangerous creatures and should all be put down!!!


  3. Mark says:

    haha, all of them but you and the one in the picture, Reddy. They're truly a demon breed. 🙂


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