Whoever says diamonds are a girl's best friend never owned a dog. 

It was six months ago today that I lost my sweet girl, Lola. She was a spitfire at 15 and one of the two great loves of my life (the other being her handsome older brother Mika who passed away a little over three years ago.) I felt it was appropriate and necessary to remember her today as she was the catalyst for my trip to California. Suffering from bad hips, arthritis and old age in general, I had planned to drive with her across the country in an effort to escape winter. Sadly, she didn't live to see another winter, or the ocean, but I chose to honour her memory by taking this trip anyway, hopefully healing my broken heart along the way. 

I know both of my fur kids are here with me in spirit and I dedicate this post to them.  Here are a few of my favourite moments with them.