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Thursday, January 19, 2012


How could a day that started so beautifully ending feeling so rough?
K isn't giving up on life - she's enjoying every moment despite the grim prognoses that I can't seem to avoid hearing. She makes me smile when she wriggles with joy during our time together out in nature.
She is as strong as the wind that has been blowing through our world for the past few days. Can you see the wind buffeting her fur in this photo? She stood strong and happy despite the gales of wind.
As long as K is happy, I'll hold onto my hope.


  1. Oh my, she brings such a smile to my face, especially in that second shot.

    Oh to make the most of this life. We can all learn so much from her.

  2. Something tells me K is thinking the same about YOU!

  3. We will hold on with you!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  4. Yes hope is a powerful thing. But what does hope mean?

    Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay. Hope is gentle breeze on a bright day.

    Hope is to remain positive when going gets tough. Hope is seeking more when others think you had enough.

    Hope is dreaming of tommorow. Hope is simmering under sorrow.

    Hope is sparkles when tears in our eyes. Hope is a beautiful thing & beutiful things never dies.

    Hope is as light as a feather. Hope will keep you together.

    Hope is ubiquitous and free of cost
    hope is the last thing ever lost.

  5. Beautiful poem, Goose. Hope is definitely what keeps us going.

  6. Beautiful photos KB. Just relax and let K take you for a ride. What wonderful photos. No worries, and love, Carol, Stella and Rory

  7. She makes me smile. Hope is a powerful thing
    Dachshund Nola

  8. She looks like she's having a most wonderful time. Mom sends hugs, it's hard on her when we are just a little sick.

    Good that you can take your queues from her.


    Mr. Nubbin'

  9. K is really living in the moment. Such a beautiful dog just enjoying life and wanting you to share her joy.

  10. I see K enjoying the wind that blows her fur. She takes in the deep breaths of the crisp cold air.
    She is loving each day.

  11. If each one of us could capture even a few moments of the joy that makes K who she is, our lives would be so much the richer.

  12. enjoy each day, as you and K know how to do so well....

  13. K is living life to the fullest! What beautiful photos!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  14. She is beautiful - hope is a mainstay in our lives. I too am holding onto hope for K and all dogs dealing with this horrible 'C' word. My true hope is that one day there will be a cure!

    Hugs to you and K :):)

  15. Tomorrow's sunrise will be just as beautiful and with it hope renewed. There is always hope!

    Your pal, Pip

  16. Hope is the key. I laughed at K's ears in the second picture! That has got to be my favorite so far. I wish we could all feel how she looks in that picture!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. She looks so happy and content in these pictures. She is giving us all hope:)

  18. WE were catching up on some of your past posts. Gorgeous pictures of K and R and the world around. You are doing such a good balancing act. VERY hard but you are doing the best for her and you. Enjoying the good times. Giving her some freedom. Dogs do live in the moment - a good lesson for all of us. Love the pic with her balancing all the treats. Such patience!! Thank you for sharing!
    ernie,sasha,chica,lucas & M

  19. We think K knows exactly what you need and she is doing her darnedest to give it to you. She looks so good and so happy. Run with it and enjoy every minute.

  20. Hi Y'all,

    Part of the problem in today's world is that it moves so fast that no one takes time to "smell the roses".

    In the "olden days", when families worked hard all day, they gathered together at meal time and the evenings to talk and share special moments of their day. Neighbors stopped to "sit a spell", or if it was meal time, an extra place was always set.

    In the "olden days" it was truly a slower time, less stressful time, and I'd wager, a happier time. Our dogs work hard to pull us back, if for only a second, into "those days".

    BrownDog's Human

  21. I hope and pray whatever is happening that has daunted your spirit will not be life-changing, and I hope you are able to continue enjoying K's enthusiasm and energy.

  22. Hope is courage...and both you and K possess it mores than you know. We sees you on da outside and we can see it.

    I loves Goose's comment!


  23. We're hanging on with you... after all, if there is no hope, what is there? Don't let it slip though the cracks... hold it tightly!
    ps. as always, we love the pictures... K seems to really have a glow to her beautiful face.

  24. Enjoy every day with K...she´s seems like a stron dog...she will recover well

  25. us furry kids always teach you guys something
    Benny & Lily

  26. She does indeed look happy. How wonderful to live for the day with no fears about tomorrow. I'm so sorry that you also have to think of tomorrow but glad you are holding on to your hope.

  27. Just follow her lead. She's so magnificent!!

  28. Hope and love...the most powerful tools you have!

  29. Beautiful photos! Keeping on holding that hope!
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  30. Woo from Iowa~
    This is a difficult time for the bipeds but as far as K goes, she doesn't understand the reports, x-rays or the diagnosis...or if she does, she's not going to let it get her way of beautiful days and time with you. If only we could be blessed with their "verve" in the face of difficult news. Hugs to you all.
    Summi's Mummi


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