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Blog: Nina & Neko ❤️

Manny Becerra as a child

December 2017

As a New Year awaits us, I've been reflecting on our family adventures this past year. It's incredibly warming to see, and have experienced, the closeness between, Launie, Nina, and our family dog, Neko, continuously evolve in close, wonderful ways.

A house is not a home until it has a dog. — Gerald Durrell

Nina, Launie and Neko walking into the parkNina looking up asking if she can play with Neko outside while Neko eagerly looks over from behind her
Nina on Neko's back, riding him as she usually does, as if Neko were a ponyNina falling asleep on Neko's back, dressed in her halloween costume. Neko calming sits in-place letting Nina rest.
Nina, Launie and Neko getting ready in the car for a family outingNina laughing toward Neko while they sit next to one another
Nina and Neko laying next to one another

Nina and Neko: they're a riot.

And, the three of them: they melt my heart.

What sweet memories we've collectively created as a family so far, including those with my mom and siblings. From making meals together, exloring the outdoors, reading, playing, arts & crafts, and so much more. Here's to more adventures together.


Manny Becerra as a child

I operate from a place of compassion, possibility and imagination. My work and efforts share a common goal: create a better, sustainable and equitable world by building inclusive communities, products & experiences.