Alimony came from Florida, and after her racing career she was a brood mama to a single litter. My good friend Aimee's husband was browsing photos on Greytalk when he came across this photo:
|Photo copyright Jennifer Thomas|
They made arrangements to have Alimony transported from Florida to Tennessee, then picked her up and drove her further north to their home.
Having known Aimee a few years since I joined Greytalk, I've read the many stories she wrote about Ali. So when she said that she was bringing Alimony, Ali's daughter Flower (who might be the pup in the above picture), Dazzle (who I had met at Dewey when Aimee brought her in 2009), as well as her husband, I was pretty damned excited.
I tried to take a lot of Ali pictures. I doubt she had encountered someone so interested in photographing her (besides Aimee), so if she was a bit curious (or a bit annoyed) about me I wasn't surprised by this look:
I will always remember her ears (remember, Greyhound ears always amuse me):
I think she just sassed me:
Late Sunday afternoon when we were relaxing on the beach and watching Flower hole-digging, Ali came over to inspect her daughter's progress:
I guess the hole-digging wasn't to Ali's liking ("You're doing it wrong!"), so:
Ali took over digging the hole:
I caught her with this look on her face late Saturday afternoon. I've always looked at this and wondered what she was thinking:
I also tried to get her silhouette during the sunrise:
This is one of my favorite pictures of Ali, along with Dazzle, Flower, and Aimee:
This photo of Aimee and Ali together is Aimee's favorite of all the photos I took of them:
The Mamadog of Sass left a lot of people with a lot of awfully good memories. I know I have some.