Edison Love at Lake Crescent


On November of 2011…

we lost the single most important sentient being to enter our family, an Australian Shepherd named Edison. He never left my side. Going to work with me every day, backpacking every wilderness he was allowed to, and saving our marriage. Deborah and I are only now realizing many of the subtle things he must have been trying to tell us.

In 2012 I wrote a memorial called “Our Little “B”…”. You can see a lot of photographs of him there.

Edison picked this spot as his final resting place. It Overlooks his field.
Dear Edison,

This is the third year since your passing and for those that say time heals everything – They are wrong. Your last breathe floating away is still just as painful today as it always has been.

The day was spent listening to Coldplay, sitting in your grass, and a road trip to Lake Crescent. We toasted you with a bottle of Alaskan Perseverance Ale which we have saved for only this occasion. Only six bottles left.

Last June we purchased five acres with a kit cabin on it and have called it “OLUS” which stands for, Our Lighten Up Spot. Because your AKC name was Lighten-Up and you had a spot on your head the shape of a diamond. You continue to be a large part of our lives.

Jessica misses you. She still will not use your window in the truck. She always used it when you were here and we had to make her give it back to you. But now, she won’t use it. She is doing her best to fill your paws. You taught her well and she is doing a job that would make you proud.


Your mom and I miss you…



Longway is the trail name for Tim Todd and is quite fitting due to the fact that every aspect of his life consist of taking the longest route and time to arrive. For Longway the journey is the destination.

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