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photo parade #1 & #2

I'm just now jumping on the Photo Parade a little late... but they say better late than never, right?

First up, Photo Parade #1: Excitement

This photo represents excitement because our dog Toby (on the left) LOVES going to my parents house. For Toby it's called "Uncle Buddy's house" who you see next to Toby on the couch. They is about 7 years between the two of them but they are best buds and they love hanging out together. Whenever we mention going to Uncle Buddy's house, Toby follows us around barking or just "talking to us" waiting for us to take him. He will also spend some of the time before we go, just standing at our garage door as if he knows at some point we'll walk out and he'll be the first one out when that happens!

Next up, Photo Parade #2: Super Hero

Toby the running fool. He had a great day at the lake and we ran him like crazy. At one point I captured this picture and I'm still in amazement that it came out! So here, a "super hero" pose by Toby*, the flying dog.

*I don't have kids so this is as good as it gets. Maybe next time on the Photo parade I'll post a picture of my dh or my kitty, if you are lucky!


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