“My mother is a big believer in being responsible for your own happiness. She always talked about finding joy in small moments and insisted that we stop and take in the beauty of an ordinary day. When I stop the car to make my kids really see a sunset, I hear my mother’s voice and smile.” ~ Jennifer Garner
You first met Judge in 2014 when his person, Jerry Fanning, was called back to the beginning and we framily converged to help Angie give him a big send off. If memory serves, a couple of years earlier, Judge, came to the ranch. He was a pup. I guess he knew Jerry needed an outdoor companion, and Angie a guard. He was a very faithful companion. He helped Jerry around the ranch, always on hand for copious grilling duties. His favorite job, however, was chasing butterflies. This big, beautiful creature was perhaps the most gentle heart on the planet. So it was very sad when Angie told me Judge had to go home to Jerry. Back to the beginning. She said he was fine yesterday, but gone today. The worst thing about loving dogs (or cats or horses) is that we outlive them. The best thing about loving them is, well, everything.