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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Joy and tenacity for 2011

From paw surgery in September, another surgery in November, and short walks clomping along on a cast every morning for months...
... to a spontaneous and rambunctious expression of joy and athletic grace this morning.
May we all find that kind of joy in our lives in 2011.

May we be bathed in the glory and warmth of the rising sun...
...until our fur glows red and toasty warm.
And, may we find the tenacity and resilience of our largest predator, the mountain lion - my icon for 2011.
Happy New Year.


  1. A happy and blessed New Year to you, K, R and the Runner, too! :)

    I love how happy K looks lately!

  2. Cheers and good wishes for all the very best of everything in 2011.

    Happy New Year!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara and Mom too

  3. We wish ALL of you a great year!

    Khyra hopes your 'khat' pal has a friend for her!

  4. Love all the shots, KB and sure am glad K has her mojo back!

  5. Look at K fly!! Now that's how you start a new year!

    I was going to ask you who would be the animal of 2011.

    Here's to the year of the mountain lion!

  6. This is a beautiful post! I love the mountain lion picture too.

    Makes my heart sing!

    Cheers and hugs,

    Jo and Stella

  7. Spectacular photos, and words!
    Thank you for the kind wishes
    I tried and tried last night to leave a comment for you, but blogger kept kicking me out.
    We wish all of you the best of everything in 2011.

  8. Our wish for you is that 2011 be the very best year you've ever experienced.
    Morgan, Tsar and the 8 Porties

  9. Happy New Year my furiends!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  10. Happy New Year to you, too, KB. I'm wishing health and happiness for you, K, R, and all of the special people and animals in your life.

    Here's to the year of the mountain lion! (A great choice!)

  11. Look at K go! What a wonderful image for the new year. And what a big kitty!!

    ps - i posted my first blog today...

  12. Happy New Year to you and all yours. I wish you health and adventures. Glad to see K so happy and jumping. Love EM

  13. Wishing all of you a joyous and healthy new year! We love the idea of your icon as the mountain lion reminds of our "chans" but in a somewhat larger size!

    Tommy (and all the Gang)

  14. Thank y'all for sharing such wonderful moments in y'alls life with us all.

    God bless y'all and keep y'all healthy and safe in 2011.

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  15. Yay for K! and all of yaz havin a healthier new year!

    What fun to look forward to :)

    Happy Happy New Year to you!

  16. Resilience is something that inspired me last year--I do wish you and your family all the very best and good health for 2011!!

    I've really enjoyed your blog the last several months, and look forward to what's ahead on the trail! :-)

  17. Lovely thoughts... happy new year!

  18. Loving the photos!! Look at K go! Happy 2011 to all of you!

  19. Year of the Mountain Lion - we love it!

  20. Love that warm glow when the sun warms your skin! Happy New Year to you and your pups - it will be better than ever ;)

  21. Beautiful. We wish you all a New Year filled with health. wonder. opportunity. answered prayers. lofty goals. joyous adventures. peace. and always, love.


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