A couple of years ago, I was corresponding with a high school classmate of mine about a reunion. Hugh had left the east and was living in New Mexico.
“What I really miss is the green,” he said to me in an email. “I’m thirsty for it.”
Well, it was spring, and that evening I was walking my dog Cooper by the river. It was hazy, but very green and bluebells were blossoming. Thinking of my friend Hugh, I snapped a cell-phone picture and sent it off to him.
It was actually a nice picture, somewhere between a color and a black and white, because the light was diffused. I liked the picture, and made it my computer’s background photo. About two weeks later, while talking with a client, I realized that there was a bonus to this picture. There on the right, was Cooper. Pooping.
Today is Cooper’s 14th birthday. We didn’t think he would make it this long, as he has been in poor health for the last couple of years. He’s always made me laugh, usually at myself.
Happy Birthday, Coops! And many more.