Link Love Friday: Sadness

Cooper

The sweetest dog I’ve ever known died yesterday: my parents’ golden retriever, Cooper. We’re all big dog people in my family, so we’re all pretty torn up about it. Cooper was a lucky dog, though! He got to live in some great places—Nebraska, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Montana—and spent his twilight years on my parents’ farm. We are going to miss him.

If Cooper could have shared his beauty tips with you, I think this is what he’d say:

  • Kindness is always beautiful.
  • Healthy meals are always better when they’re shared. (Especially yours. And you should share it with him.)
  • Sleep is important.
  • A happy person is a beautiful person.
  • Mud is the best beauty ingredient out there.
  • Exercise keeps you happy, healthy, and looking your best.

Meanwhile, my favorite beauty blogs have shared lots of (more practical) beauty advice this week. Here’s what I’m reading+enjoying:

  • Ashley at Our Little Apartment wrote about how she’s refined her no ‘poo technique for changing seasons and her particular hair type. Have you tried this technique?
  • Alexandra wrote a great post about the Seven Beauty Mistakes of the Personal Care Industry. For the most part, I agree with her—except about the eye cream. I’m a girl with genetic, dark undereye circles, and you do not want to come between me and my eye cream. Period. Which mistakes do you agree or disagree with?
  • Jolene shared the details of gomasio, a condiment that I’m definitely going to try. What are your go-to beauty foods?

—Aleigh

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6 Comments on Link Love Friday: Sadness

  1. Malika Bourne said on

    Heart felt sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Malika

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    • indigo+canary said on

      Thanks, Malika. –Aleigh

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  2. Stancie said on

    What a sweet face that Cooper has! His eyes are heart-melters too and I want to kiss that snout. I’m really sad and sorry about your and your parent’s loss. We are huge Golden Retriever people…both my husband and I grew up with Goldens and my sister and I each have a Golden now and my in-laws breed them. They are just the best dogs (along with my Chocolate Lab who is a sweetie-pants too).

    My parent’s (and my dog growing up), Shannon, a Golden Retriever died several years ago and my sister called me to tell me at work. I held it together long enough to shut my office door and then balled my eyes out. Then last year my parent’s dog (Bear, a very sweet German Spitz) unexpectedly passed away and we were all a wreck over it. Even my ex-marine/cop father couldn’t talk about it without choking up. I called to order flowers for them and couldn’t even spit the words out to explain what I wanted the card to say without crying. We are big dog people too so I definitely get how hard it is too lose a furry member of the family. So sorry, Aleigh.

    And the beauty tips from Cooper are just perfect! Love them.

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    • indigo+canary said on

      Thanks so much! We miss him so much already. –Aleigh

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  3. nan said on

    How terribly sad! I’m sorry for your loss. Really sorry.
    It must be heartbreaking not having him around.. We can certainy relate , not on your feelings right now, but on enjoying the company of a golden. Our golden, which is turing 12 years young this month, is a joy, much like your Coopper was for you & your family.
    And your choice of words to remember him was beautiful.

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    • indigo+canary said on

      Thanks, Nan. We really miss him.

      —Aleigh

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