Here are a couple of photos which were taken in the early 2000's - about 2002 - 2004 I reckon...
With Jake, a very special and much-missed friend!
Jake's Dad, Cam, was a Kiwi, and he and his British wife, Wendy, did a lot of travelling. So when they went away, Jake stayed with us. We reckon Jake lived with us about 2 - 3 months each year, as well us us getting together a lot when they were at home, so after his Mum and Dad, we were his favourite people in the world.
Jake moved to New Zealand with his Mum and Dad in 2004, and he lived a fabulous life there. We got the opportunity to go over and see him one last time in 2006 before he passed in 2009 at the age of 13.
Cam and Wendy phoned us at 1 am in the morning to tell us he'd been put to sleep - we were the first people they told. I did a lot of crying that night!
With my friend Wendy (Jake's Mum) at an outdoor concert in 2004. Back in the days when I still had a waist!!!