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I use tags as easy search functionality more so than as categorical labels. Below, you will see an archive all posts that mention or refer to Dusty, but some posts may not center on that topic.

Happy Bring Home a Puppy Day!

So, I don’t know if you know this — even though I totally mentioned it in my homage to Xander Wilson back in August — today marks the fifteenth anniversary of my favorite holiday, which I have decided should be called The Day My Parents Brought Home a Little Brother for Dusty Day.

Xander, 2009

Xander, 2009

Definitely the best investment my family ever made.  (May Dusty and Xander both rest in peace.)

In other, completely-unrelated-to-April-Fool’s-Day news, deviantART (where I post most of my artwork) has this crazy awesome new feature called thoughtART.  You can MAKE ART WITH YOUR MIND!  I totally used it and thought a painting into existence.  My subconscious mind named it Squeals of Kittens, and it’s definitely the best painting I’ve ever painted with my brain.

Then, I decided to check in at DramaFever (where I watch all of my K-Dramas) and would you believe they’ve got a new feature too?  They are replacing all subtitles with emoji — you know, smilies and emotive icons and what not.

Well, I couldn’t understand all of that gibberish emoji stuff (it’s not really my thing), so I went to ThinkGeek to shop for some fangirl paraphernalia.  I they now have Rosetta Stone: Learn to Speak Klingon — which is GREAT news because now when I watch episodes of Star Trek and TNG, I won’t have to read the subtitles when they’re speaking in Klingon!  Isn’t that awesome?!

I thought so.  xD

Dusty and Me by Jo Wilson March 31st in Jo History

Dusty and me, 2005

Holding Dusty — my very first canine companion — while rocking my wire-rimmed glasses of yesteryear.  Taken on March 31st, 2005 (about a year after I graduated high school).


Rest In Peace, Xander Wilson

When I was six years old, my parents got me a puppy.  Despite the many years since that day, I remember it well.  My parents shuffling me outside at my grandparents house because they had something they wanted to show me.  What I found was a cute little Yorkshire Terrier with floppy ears.  We named him Dusty — formally Dustin Alexander Wilson — and he became my best friend in the whole world.  My mom later told me that she had always been a little jealous of the bond that Dusty and I had, and when I was fourteen we welcomed another cutie to our family.

[Image] Xander

Xander as a puppy with his very first toy.

After being part of our family for thirteen years, we said goodbye to Xander today.  I guess I have decided the best way to deal with my loss is to write about it.

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