Lauren and dogs
...I met your daughter at her first week of soccer. I was walking
with my dog, Bear, past the soccer team. Lauren popped up, came
running over and said, "How long have you had your Lab, how old
is she, what is her name?" I was so impressed with Lauren's caring
and curiosity at that moment, because I knew she was a new student,
and she was so excited to learn about everyone here at her new school.
I talked with Lauren about my dog many times after that first meeting
at her field...
I didn't know your daughter personally, I have a beautiful image
that will remain with me: every day, morning, lunch and dinner,
Lauren would be outside the cafeteria playing with one of the newest
puppies on campus. She would roll, giggle and simply love this dog
with a carefree spirit. This seemed so "real" to me because in this
crazy life we live at NHS, she always took time to share her love
and enthusiasm with the smallest of things. I'll miss those daily
moments, and cherish this image...
...I was at the soccer field one evening playing with
my chocolate lab. Lauren stopped and started talking to me, playing
catch with my dog while we talked. She told me all about her love
for her dogs and how she missed them. She had quite an arm and gave
Jake a run for his money...
...I had contact with Lauren almost everyday: you
see, I have a dog named Spencer who will chase a ball as many times
as it is thrown. One of his most consistent throwers was Lauren.
Spencer looked for Lauren to play with him - and play they would!
Lauren had the enthusiasm to throw over and over again. Whenever
I think of Lauren, I picture her at the pond, in the sun with Spencer
at her side. Both Spencer and I will miss her...
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