Happy 8th Birthday to K! This hike was a celebration for her.
"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." --Unknown
K has become a "heart dog" for me and as was her departed predecessor, Acadia. At one time, K was my "new dog" who had just come into my life. I cannot believe how many years, bike rides, hikes, and hugs we've had since that day. K has woven her spirit into the fibers of my heart and become a part of my spirit.