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:note: EDIT: Malori passed away just over a month after her 16th birthday, on NOV. 19th, 2012.
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Something Personal, Plus Tribute, and ThanksgivingSharing Something a Bit Personal
Dearest Friends/Watchers here on dA...
I hope you don't mind if I share something a little bit personal.
I'm not used to sharing things publicly, that are personal, let alone dedicating a whole journal to it.
But... being that we live very far away from any sort of family, and have made so few local friends since moving here,
I feel a therapeutic need to put together a little something here, on dA, where this has been the only online community I have been visiting for almost five years now... it has become a type of family for me...
And I hope it is okay to say so. :heart:
I was away from dA, for a while again recently...
... and I know that some of you already know why, because as I've been trying to come back, I have been answering my notes, and whoever has left me notes during the time I was away, I told of these happenings.
Also, though it was not explained in any sort of detail, as to why I was not here for my commitments at my m


As I am very behind, and feel like I have missed quite a few birthdays from mostly the last week of October and also into and through the first week of November....

This is another dedication to all my Watchers/Friends whose BIRTHDAYS fall near the end of OCTOBER/beginning of NOVEMBER...
:cake: :party:

And... I hope ALL my watchers/friends will enjoy this BIRTHDAY collage, I made for our Beagle, Malori, who turned 16, this past Oct. 11th. :aww:

:cake: :iconlilplz: :cake:

Malori has been with me longer than any other pet, I've ever had, either during my childhood or my adulthood- okay, my whole life! ;)
[I think, I got her when I was a kid, given it was 16 years ago! :giggle: ]

She came into my life as a little puppy at the beginning of December, 16 years ago. We got her to be a companion for our now-passed Terrier Mix, Canela [who passed a couple years ago at the age of 14.5 years]

We are pleasantly amazed that Malori has made it this long, given her diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure over 3 years ago by now. But with medication, she's done quite well...
although, she's given us plenty of scares with some really bad weeks here and there... but she keeps bouncing back, has never stopped eating [which is what will really tell me...] and continues to wag her tail and have fun with treats.

She does wear diapers most of the time, as her medication makes her have to "go" more often than usual, and she is unable to tell us in time,
not to mention the fact that she is nearly blind with cataracts in both eyes by now.

But she gets along pretty well, despite the blindness-- we just can't move homes, or move any furniture around for a while. ;)

Because of such an adventurous life, this dog has had, and many stories of everything she's gotten herself into, and her many bad days, since her older age, we decided to make a HUGE DEAL out of her 16th birthday!!

Malori, we love you now and forever... :love:

Thank you everyone, for allowing me share,
and believe me when I say, that I wish you all very well!
:heart:

Some photos of Malori, from over the years on dA:

Fifteen Years of Santa's Little Helper by TeaPhotographyFifteen by TeaPhotographyYay, The Beagle Made It by TeaPhotography
Cut from Different Cloths... by TeaPhotographyFrom One to Another... by TeaPhotography:thumb136391051:


The Puppy Song
by Harry Nilsson

Dreams are nothing more than wishes
And a wish's just a dream you wish to come true

If only I could have a puppy
I'd call myself so very lucky
Just ot have some company
To share a cup of tea with me
I'd take my puppy everywhere
La la la la I wouldn't care
Then we'll stay away from crowds
With sites that say no dogs allowed
Oh we... I know he'd never bite me
We... I know he'd never bite me

If only I could have a friend
Who sticks with me until the end
And walk along beside the sea
To share a bit of moon with me
I'd take my friend most everywhere
La la la la I wouldn't care
And we'll stay away from crowds
With sites that say no friends allowed
Oh we...we'd be so happy to be...
We...we'd be so happy to be together

But dreams are nothing more than wishes
And a wish's just a dream you wish to come true
Dreams are nothing more than wishes
(Your wish will come true)
And a wish's just a dream (Your wish will come true)
Your wish to come true (Your wish will come true)


:music: Lyrics HERE: www.lyrics007.com/Harry%20Nils…

:tunes: YouTube Link HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBbT40…

If you don't know this song... learn it! It's the cutest thing ever!
We discovered it YEARS ago, by now, from the film:
"You've Got Mail"
:heart:


~~~~~~~~~:rose:

[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
:w00t: ]



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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
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Annissina Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, it's so nice she's still with you :heart: None of our dogs have lived THAT long, I believe the longest lifespan of any of our dogs was 12 years... Ahh, we miss them anyway when they pass :heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I wish this was true, and I'm sure you understand now that you know what has happened...
Here is a link to the journal that I just made:
[link]
:heart:
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, I'm sorry that you had to part with her a few days after I wrote that comment :( I saw the journal, it's beautiful :heart:
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mefilmgal Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love malory! Happy to see she's still going strong! xoxoxoox
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi C.,! :wave:
Wow, it's so amazing to see you... thank you for your lovely comment here...
however, Malori, has just passed away this past Monday:
[link]

I appreciate so much that you did love Mal. :nod:
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mefilmgal Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no. :( Oh, malory. I'm so sorry for your loss. We lost Tommy one year ago tomorrow. Had to put him down. :( love ya.
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Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy b-day cutie! :love:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's super nice of you, I appreciate it...
she did just pass away this past Monday.
[link]
Thank you though. :heart:
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Cinzia-chan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really sorry for your loss, I perfectly know how it feels...one day you will see her again! :heart:
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itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
[Cools! I hope she remains with you for at least a year or two more. :)]
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really do appreciate that... :aww:
However, she just passed away this past Monday...
I just made a journal about it, if you want to see it: [link]
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itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
[Oh, I see...]
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Aww! I am happy that Malori is still making it! :heart:
Beautiful collage and such a nice song! :love:

Long life to Malori! :aww:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Malori is doing okay, over all, but she has her bad days... like today is NOT a good day.
She is going to the vet tomorrow anyway, to get check out again. :nod:

Thank you for your kindness. :heart:
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, how sweet :love:

Happy Birthday to Malori :party: :cake: :party: :cweeks:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
Thank you so kindly, dearest Jo!
:love:
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so very welcome my friend :heart:
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Geak-of-Nature Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday, Malori! Take good care of Tea for us, please. ;)
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awwww! :lol:
Very sweet of you. :heart:
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PinkMermaidLollipop Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww so cute.:D
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :w00t:
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PinkMermaidLollipop Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome.:D
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to Mallory ! :party: :hug:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, my dear friend, I will tell our lovely Malori, and she will love it. :heart: :cuddle:
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Ecathe Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Mallory!!!
She is so cute, what mean her name?
Also she is blind, poor girl.

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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, and I forgot to say, that yes, it is too bad she is blind now, but... she gets around very very well... because she knows the house, the furniture, and the yard. :aww:

But we won't change any of that, until after the time she is not with us anymore. :hmm:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you, I will tell her, and she will love it.

"Malori" just seemed to fit her, it was so long ago, I can barely remember how we decided on Malori...
but I did know I wanted to spell it a little uniquely.
:heart:
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday Malori, you sweet precious doggie!!! :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awwww... I will pass on your wishes to her!
she will love that. ;) :hug:
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Happy Birthday Malori:heart:oh my she is so so sweet,my lady just turned out 15,so we both are so lucky to have so so beautiful old ladys:love:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, Dearest Shiny! I am happy for your lady turning 15! That's so wonderful! :clap: :cake:

I know that you, like me, have had a lot of health problems with our lovely older ladies... but they have done their best to keep on, and enjoy life. :heart:

Thank you for your lovely comments about Malori.
:cuddle:
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sweetie:huggle:

Oh you are so right,i know what you mean,those two truly are done theirs best for sure!

Malori is truly special,i often think about her:aww::hug:
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a touching dedication! It brings tears to my eyes. :heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, that is so sweet... :happycry:
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cowboyB0B Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awwww. Happy Birthday to this wonderful girl!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, I will tell her, and she will love it!
:nod: :heart:
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww: Malori is so adorable and so lovable looking. By your shear love and care for her, she has done really well for her precious sixteen years :huggle: and I know she is so grateful to you for that. This such a beautiful birthday tribute to her, and loving feature :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi Beverly! :wave:
It has taken a lot to keep her out of trouble during all of her younger years, and a lot to keep her healthy in her older years, but she keeps on keepin' on!

Thank you for your very sweet and supportive comments. :heart: :cuddle:
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww: You are so welcome sweetie :) :heart:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely Malori... I wish her well... she is sooo gorgeous.....
Please kiss her for me.....
What a superb song my sweet Tea.....
I LOVE IT ALL hon.....:iconkissmote::heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
She will love it if I kiss her for you! :nod:
Thank you for for your sweetness, my dear!
:love: :blowkiss:
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What an amazing story and a very strong willed dog.Fantastci pictures and Happy Birthday to Malori and may she with you for many more.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, that's very nice of you! :hug:
Oh yes, a very strong will, and many stories... who knows she could have a few more in her. :D
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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LuciaSeriin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww! Happy Birthday old lady! *cuddles her through the internet* :hug:

I guess that birthday-cake was very delicous! :D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the wishes for her... she'll love them!
:hug:

She had a special meal, and then a b-day cookie!
:lol:

She thinks everything is delicious though. ;)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
awww :heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D :nod: :heart:
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