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30 Dos 30 Days - Finnigan

The Caped Crusader (my middle child) was enamored with dogs from the very beginning. We were so excited to welcome a puppy into our family when he was old enough to help out. We chose a cattle dog mix because we wanted a clever guy with enough energy to keep up with our boy who never stopped. Finnigan and The Caped Crusader had some pretty amazing adventures together - they got into all sorts of trouble, like any dynamic duo should.

Finnigan has slowed down - at over 16, he's earned that right - but he remains eager to accompany one of the kids on whatever adventure they propose, whether it's a good couch snuggle or a drive to Starbucks. It's hard to summon up any memory of my kids' childhood that doesn't also feature this guy. Thankfully, over the years I have accumulated a number of paintings that will keep the memories bright once he is no longer welcoming us home.

Pictured above are two pieces from my personal collection.

I'm curious to learn how you preserve your memories - do you write, draw, take photos, make videos, audio bites, build scrapbooks with ephemera? there's so many ways now to capture and record our own stories, and I think that's one of the most important jobs we have in our lifetime - to share what we are experiencing and feeling with each other.

Warmly, Kim

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