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.
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.