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Photo-of-the-Day / 2012-03-29

March 29, 2012

Remembering Mackinaw!

As I was going through my archives, I came across this photo and felt the need to post it for my brother and his family.  This beautiful Golden Retriever, was their beloved familiy pet for about 11 years and he was recently laid to rest.  He was a treasured member of our entire family. 

This is one of my favorite photos of Mackinaw!  That’s right, his name was Mackinaw, named after Mackinaw City (Michigan), the Mackinac Bridge, the Straits of Mackinac, Mackinac Island!  I’m pretty sure he was born and bred in Northern Michigan and because the Mackinaw City area means so much to my brother and his family, they decided to call him Mackinaw – Mac for short or Mackie when he was being really lovable (which was quite often)!

His most endearing trait was his ability to “sing” Happy Birthday!  That is probably what I will remember most about him!

This photo was taken June 17, 2007.  We were celebrating Father’s Day with my parents, my siblings and their families.  Mackinaw came along for the visit; and after an afternoon of play with our black lab, Rocky, Mackinaw plopped down in the shade to rest!

I’m pretty sure this is how we will all remember him. 

 To Jeff, Cindy and Jamie – this one is for you!


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