Days, months, and years seem to pass in the blink of an eye at times. When we achieve a life milestone, it’s natural to reflect on the events of the past and wonder at how far we’ve come.
When Dylan, a young guy, graduated from high school, his mother wanted to do something special to commemorate the event. And what better way to commemorate Dylan’s adventure than to involve his steady buddy in the festivities?
Ruger, the family’s dog, had been there every step of the journey.
Ruger has been a family member for over a decade and has been a cherished and beloved member of the family since the day he was adopted. Ruger was only a puppy when he joined the household, and Dylan was still a youngster.
The two became fast friends and had a nice and caring friendship.
Dylan and Ruger grew up together, and Ruger was present for all of the innumerable milestones and priceless events that shaped Dylan into the young man he is today.
Ruger was still a puppy on Dylan’s first day of school, and the two posed for a photo together to commemorate the momentous occasion.
Dylan’s mother, Corie Bliss, came up with the idea to replicate the charming shot from Dylan’s first day of school years later, when Dylan was graduating high school.
The photograph turned out well and shows the passage of time in a lovely, caring, yet somewhat melancholy way.
Corie found it difficult to watch the images side by side, and Dylan was relieved to have a photograph that captured Ruger’s significance in his life as well as the devotion and affection that existed between the two of them.
Ruger has been and continues to be a vital member of the family. Over the years, he has shared both extraordinary and banal situations, providing the family with endless, profoundly loved memories.
Ruger’s trip will unfortunately come to an end shortly. The elderly dog has been battling cancer for some time, and it will soon be time for him to lie down and rest.
The family is certainly devastated at the prospect of losing Ruger, but they are extremely appreciative for all of the wonderful memories and experiences he has contributed to throughout the years.
And now they’re making the most of the time they have left. Ruger isn’t done building memories, and neither is his family.
For the time being, they are focused on the love and affection they have for one other and making the most of every minute they have together.
Many people were moved by the lovely reenactment and showed their affection for Dylan and Ruger.