I first meet this family about 13 years ago when I was commissioned to shoot one of the kid’s wedding…in this very spot in fact. Ever since then we have all been orbiting around each other. I’ve seen the kids have kids, enjoyed them as neighbors and fellow Seattle Sounders fans. My husband learned about it while walking our dog past Liane & John’s place. This was the same day our dog was attacked-in fact minutes before. When he get’s home he breaks the news too me. At this point in the day I had spent half the day cleaning up the crap some a-holes had dumped in our alley, then our dog is attacked and then THIS. I had an incredible amount of anger. I’ve not experienced that since I was a teenager. Back then I would have hoped on my horse and rode it out. Didn’t really have that option now. So I did the next best thing. Hoped in the car, turned the music to butt rock-LOUD butt rock and drove really really fast. That didn’t help. So I tried the opposite. I went to the Chinese Gardens at South Seattle Community College and tried to meditate. That didn’t really help either. So I just came home and stayed in a pisser of a mood.