Weekly Photo Challenge-Mine

Bandit was my dog…He died Sept 28, 2012, just seven days short of his twelfth birthday. Bandit was at the vets recovering from surgery to help with an enlarged prostate when he died. No reason to go into the details…at the end of the day by little fella was no longer with me. Bandit is resting with his favorite toy in our flower garden in the backyard. He is no longer in any pain, I am thankful for that. I am so blessed and thankful to have had my Bandit in my life. He has brought me much joy.  Since my retirement I spent more time with my Bandit than I did with my wife, and now he is gone. I wasn’t there for my Bandit when he woke up from surgery and I will never forgive myself for that… My Bandit is gone…I miss him so much.

Photo Challenge: Urban

I did not grow up in Abbeille, SC, but have lived here for the last thirty years. When I think of “urban” I think of the big cities not Abbeville. I can travel a mile or so any direction and find appartments complexes that might qualify as “urban”, but that is just what they are, complexes, not the downtown streets or this small town. There are times when the streets get crowded; play at the theatre, movie on the bricks, arts festivals and such. But day to day my town is just that, a small town and I am lucky to live here.