On January 23, 2018, we so sadly said goodbye to our sweet girl, Mojave, as she took her last breath in my arms. We have been devastated by her passing. The days have been long and the nights short ever since. If you knew her, you loved her – she left you with no other option. I was forever changed by her more than thirteen years ago when I found her wandering in the Mojave Desert, another canine victim of a lousy human. Another man’s trash was this man’s treasure.
For more than thirteen years my girl was at my side. It didn’t matter where or what we were doing, she was happiest just being with mom and dad. We called ourselves The Unit – Shauna, me, and Mojave. She made our lives happy and complete. And we find ourselves struggling to move forward without her.
People like us are not easy to console. To be sure, there are millions of dogs who need adoption and homes. And we provide the best home and life imaginable for our animals. But there was only one Mojave. She cannot be replaced. Her spirit will never die and there will not be a single day ahead where I don’t shed tears longing to hold her tight and kiss her again.
I love you forever, my sweet girl. I’ll see you again on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.
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Mojave National Preserve
I spent last Saturday at the Mojave National Preserve with David Lamfrom, the California Desert Field Representative of National Parks Conservation Association. David and I met to explore and share our love of the Preserve, and to discuss the threats that it faces. David’s got several projects in the works that will help bring greater attention and awareness to the Mojave National Preserve, and my photographs will hopefully help to illustrate these projects. Please stay tuned….
Celebrate the Skies of Mojave National Preserve on October 25th, 2008! Explore the pristine night sky with an expert astronomer (the Preserve offers unparalleled darkness and quiet). Mingle, meet, and engage with other Friends of Mojave National Preserve. Learn about the challenges facing the Preserve on the eve of its 14th Birthday. This is a family-friendly event! Bring your camping gear and spend the night with us for free. Learn more about this event and RSVP here (reservations required!).
I’ll be there, and I hope to see you there, too!
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