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Memory: Gasworks Park Seattle 2016 road trip

Memory: Gasworks Park Seattle 2016 road trip

Dear Fergie. In October 2016 you and I made our annual fall road trip from San Diego up to Seattle. During the trip we visited one of our old stomping grounds: Gasworks Park. It felt so weird to be back after several years of not living there, having gone on our 8 month road trip, then moving to San Francisco, then on to San Diego. Everything had changed in our lives. Literally everything. I felt a mix of nostalgia, longing…

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Memory: sleeping covered, Seattle cold and California warmth

Memory: sleeping covered, Seattle cold and California warmth

Dear Fergie. Often when I think back to the time we lived in Seattle (for over nine years), I miss that time and think that maybe it was a mistake for us to leave. We had such a good life in most of the places we lived, and life in California was much harder for both of us on many levels.  But I notice something while looking through all of my Seattle photos of you, and that’s the fact that,…

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Memory: Magnuson Park OLA dog beach fetch

Memory: Magnuson Park OLA dog beach fetch

Dear Fergie. Some nights when my notification goes off at 10:45pm to ‘think of one happy Fergie memory’, I quiet myself, open my mind, and nothing comes to me. So I ask you to show me one of your favorite memories. ‘Find the fishies’ was one of them, as was another memory of us riding in a car with a sunroof (that I still can’t figure out because I don’t recall ever being in a car with a sunroof with…

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Memory: Lower Queen Anne Dining room training

Memory: Lower Queen Anne Dining room training

Dear Fergie. Do you remember the little apartment we first shared together on Lower Queen Anne in Seattle? That was where we lived after I adopted you and brought you home from the shelter. That was where our life began. The apartment was tiny and vintage, and had a matchbox-sized kitchen. I’ll always remember you sitting in the doorway to the kitchen whenever I was in there, knowing you weren’t allowed to come in because I had trained you to…

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Memory: Myrtle Edwards Park beach in Seattle

Memory: Myrtle Edwards Park beach in Seattle

Dear Fergie: in 2008 and 2009 we were so lucky that our photography studio was right down the street from an incredible park and beach, and we would often take a break from work and walk down there so you could wade into the water, fetch sticks and smell the fresh air.  It always filled my heart with joy to see you so happy. It was just a little thing, those little moments on that little beach, but I treasure…

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Memory: Studio 116 Elliot Ave Seattle

Memory: Studio 116 Elliot Ave Seattle

Dear Fergie. I remember the day when you posed for me at Studio 116, the same day your boyfriends Charlie and Seymour came for their photo shoot.  You were such a star, sitting on top of that tall apple box, with your face angled up to the sunlight streaming in.  You were such a gorgeous model, and you spoiled me so much with your good looks. You were also so good natured that you let me put sunglasses on you…

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Memory: Snowy winter night + new boyfriend

Memory: Snowy winter night + new boyfriend

Dear Fergie. Late at night on a snowy night in February 2014, just a few weeks before we left Seattle on our big U.S. road trip, we walked over to Fairmount Park from our home in West Seattle. I had expected the park to be deserted since it was snowing and it was late, but there we met a nice couple and their young white American Bulldog. I wasn’t sure how you’d be with him at first, because you had…

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