Okay, I admit it, some times I'm a little over the top as a dog owner, but Molly the Wonder Dog has always occupied a pretty special place in my life.
These images are around 2008 and were taken by Bambi Cantrell. Everything she did to manipulate the shot is all thanks to her creativity, but the stupidity of the kid cart for Molly was all mine.
Living in southern California and on the west side of L.A. there are endless miles of bike paths, one of them all along the beach. It was too long and often too hot for Molly to run along with me if I was going out for a ride. So, living in Playa Vista, right across from the beach, I'd load Molly in the cart and head off down the bike path. For riding more on the street I added a flag and even road to work at the Rangefinder office with her on a few occasions.
What used to crack me up, along with an endless stream of honking drivers on the highway was me and Molly out for a ride. With the big orange flag, not pictured here, I looked a lot like that one old guy that tags along riding next to the marching band in the Memorial Day parade in every small town in America. All I needed were the pinwheels and American flags on the handlebars and I would have locked in the role!
Meanwhile, it's Throwback Thursday and these image really take me back to Molly's early days. She was a little over two years old here and in September she's going to be ten. What a kick old images are and what great memories they bring back.
So what old images have you pulled out of your stash for Throwback Thursday?
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