Whenever we reach a milestone in life, it’s natural to look back at the time that’s passed and marvel at everything we’ve been through. My doggie “Ruger” was just about the same as me. From first grade until the time I graduated with my bachelor’s, she was with me and my family.
When a young man named Dylan graduated from high school, his mother wanted to do something to mark the occasion. And what better way to celebrate the journey Dylan had made than to include his constant companion in the celebrations?
Ruger, the family’s pup has been a part of the family for over a decade and has been a loved and treasured family member since the day he was adopted.
When Ruger joined the family, he was just a little puppy, and Dylan was still a young child.
The two quickly grew very close and developed a sweet and loving bond. Dylan and Ruger grew up side by side, and Ruger was there for all the countless milestones and precious moments that have made Dylan the young man he is today.
On Dylan’s first day of school, Ruger was still a young pup and the two posed for a photo together to immortalize the very special day.
And so, years later, when Dylan was graduating high school, Dylan’s mother, Corie Bliss, came up with the idea to recreate the adorable photo from Dylan’s first day of school.
The photo turned out great and captures the passage of time in a beautiful, loving, and perhaps somewhat bittersweet way.
Watching the photos side by side proved to be a deeply emotional experience for Corie, and Dylan was happy to have a picture that perfectly illustrated Ruger’s importance in his life and the loyalty and love that exist between the two of them.
He’s shared in both memorable and mundane experiences over the years and has given the family countless, deeply treasured memories. Ruger has been and continues to be, a very important part of the family.