” That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1: 9 My friend always likes me to take her to “new” places to hike. We explored Horsethief Park and Falls path on our … Continue reading Explore Newness
After five weeks the Brittany girls, Abby and Shiloh went to their forever home today. I cried. A lot. They have a wonderful place to live and yet, I forgot the memo that said – do not fall in love with your foster dogs. They learned how to get on my lap pretty early and … Continue reading Weeping in the nighttime but Joy must come in the morning
“Please go to the bathroom. Why won’t you go? I have sat out here for 30 minutes.” My foster dog Shiloh will not go into the yard. I am more than a little irritated. I raise my voice at her as if that will help her pee. I want to go to bed. The next … Continue reading Dog vs Spider – Dog loses
Two Brittany Spaniel sisters came to be with me as a Foster Mom to prepare them for their “forever home” I am greeted by Brittany kisses, paws and pleading hazel eyes every morning now. They love to wake me up with paws on the bed and a quiet whine to let me know that it … Continue reading Brittany Kisses and Thunderstorms
“You shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace. And the mountains and the hills will break forth into song before you and the trees of the fields will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 Can you do this for three hours? Up Up Up to the Aspens. Sniff, Sniff, Circle the tree. … Continue reading HorseThief Park through New Eyes
Once we are on a path that has either a fence or natural boundary along the edge of the path, I let Dusty, my blind Brittany off leash. He is feeling good. He remembers being free and wants to walk fast, explore and then run. So I let him go, even though I am … Continue reading Blind Dog Running the Boundaries
I watch him running. Completely blind. I am amazed and humbled by his trust in me to be his eyes. My Brittany Spaniel, Dusty, became blind after 8 years of sight, and went through all the issues of adjustment that any of us would face with such a radical change in our life. But what … Continue reading Blind Dog Runs
When the vet came into the exam room, he asked what was wrong. I pointed to the normally vivacious dog stretched out on the floor not moving and said, “My dog is dying.” He dropped to the floor beside him, took his temperature, and said, “Do you think he may have eaten a foreign substance?” … Continue reading Post PantyHose Surgery: Let my count the dollars
Brittany Foster Mom. My new identity. I picked up Shiloh and Abby in Denver after their trip across Nebraska over four days. I had apprehension about seeing these beautiful girls. They are what we call “owner Surrender” when the original owner can no longer keep their dogs. This one was because of divorce. How could … Continue reading Fleas? Fantastic!
Each adventure with my Brittany seemed to lead to the next one. The red plastic that mysteriously exits from the body not having a known place of origin. The desire to find some smelly deceased creature to sniff and chew on and bring to me as their special gift. This next ingestion tops the list. … Continue reading How much do I love the Dog? Number 2. Count the dollars?