Client Story: Puppy love
One night, my daughter drew this picture and gave it to my wife. Besides being a kid's silly drawing that a parent inevitably loves, this drawing is of our much loved rescue mutt, Lola.
My wife found Lola after having lost her childhood beagle the year before. Someone had taken Lola to be put down because she was pregnant at a year old, but the vet kept her instead. We found her not long after. That was 13 years ago - she has been our family's loyal companion ever since.
Lola left us on November 30th. It was one of the single most difficult days of our lives to let her go. Not a day since has gone by that we have not thought about Lola. We can't turn the corner or open the garage door without expecting to see Lola there. Lola was a significant part of our family, as are all of our rescues, but she will keep a special place in our hearts.
Client Story: My name is my own
I developed my signature – or at least had inspiration for it – at an early age. My father always signed our last name with a lower case “g”. There was something rebellious that I recognized in that, especially being taught the “correct” way to form a capital G in school.
What solidified it for me was an issue I had with my English teacher in my junior year of high school. She tried to make an example of me and my signature in class and decided to start subtracting points if anyone did not form their letters properly. In the body of my work, I always formed a proper capital G. However, I felt my name was my own. It was an expression of me as well as my dad and so I continued to write my lower case g when writing my name at the top of the paper. She continued to subtract points. I was always a good student, but I felt I had to stand behind it because it was a personal choice. It was my name and should’ve been MY choice as to how it was written. I never went back to a capital G after that. My signature has morphed throughout the years (and become less legible due to signing many checks!) but has always had the same spirit behind it!