Tag: Rescue Dogs

Unleash the Joy

for all that dogs bring to our lives. Their presence provides companionship and laughter to our days as well as comfort to our nights, and so much more! I am truly blessed with so many wonderful dogs in my life–my very own three along with the ones belonging to you, which you’ve entrusted to me for teaching and learning. I am honored and have so much for which to be grateful…

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Balancing the Scales

I’m waiting for results of x-rays and blood tests; Bess had a difficult night. My heart thuds dully in my chest. I’m reciting part of a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh as a mantra in order to calm myself: “Breathing in, I calm my body, Breathing out, I smile.” (I’ve managed three of the four; there is no smile.) I know her time is limited, she’s had several “Hail Mary’s” over the past year. I pray for another and contemplate. Although her beginning lot in life was brutal, our five years together have been filled with hilarity, the unexpected, and never, ever dull!

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