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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A celebration of grace and movement

You've doubtless noticed that movement is part of every day in our pack. I love being on the trails and moving. Moreover, it helps my dilapidated spine to feel better. I'm in a bad phase with my back right now so movement is even more important than usual. I rarely get photos of myself in motion out in nature but I capture many of my canine family.

I love watching my dogs move. They move as gracefully as a stream flowing downhill.
And, sometimes they stick out their tongues during their graceful galloping to make the photos funny! Look at all the snow on the mountains behind Shyla.
It's fun to accentuate their speed and grace using photographic tricks.
Shyla is getting faster by the day, and her muscles are starting to ripple.
I think that she's a gorgeous runner.
Today, I also had some time on the trails with R. R's blood tests continue to befuddle everyone, from me to the most expert pathologists. That was part of why I felt such apprehension about the future yesterday. We've decided to forget about them for now and just wait to see what happens. We've taken all reasonable steps to figure out what's wrong in the past month so there's nothing more to do now. (except... R wants me to emphasize this point... he's supposed to gain some weight! More food, including a full 8 course lunch!).

In the meantime, we'll have some fun! K taught us all living life to the fullest even under difficult circumstances... and she's never far from my mind.
Every time our vet examines him, she calls R the most amazing canine athlete she's met. I have to agree. He's fast and has endless endurance.
I had such fun on the trails with our pups today. I tried to mimic Shyla's wide-eyed wonder at every detail of our world. There's so much to learn from our dogs. Live in the moment and find joy in every stick in the forest.
And, I hear K whispering in my ear - Seize the day!


  1. Shyla & R
    Are beautiful in motion as well as standing still.
    Love the little tongues shots.
    xo Cinnamon

  2. Seize the day and enjoy those moments--I think you, Shyla and R are doing both!

  3. Beauty in motion, I like that. But best of all is "find joy in every stick". Words to live by. THANK YOU!

  4. Living one day at a time.... Now that's the way to do it!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  5. I love the fast motion shots! That's a very cool effect. I think you're right to choose to seize the day and live in the moment.

  6. Shyla and R are beautiful and I agree with K…seize the day!

  7. You have such a way with words! I feel so inspired every time I come here

  8. Yes, KB, we all need to listen to K's words and "Seize the Day",Lovely shots with different shutter speeds, the blurry background makes them so real.Fond greetings, Jean.

  9. Ann...from...Outer Banks of NC ...said....And when K whispered ...she said it all..."Seize the Day".....for enthusiasm for life is contagious... R and Shyla touch my heart strings so many times....."And I think to my self....what a wonderful world"....HUGS

  10. And Shyla adds, "smile at every opportunity!"

  11. Motion of the body...emotion of the heart...all part of the wonder and magic of being fully alive! K is VERY proud of how much you learned.

  12. You and your pups are such a delight to read about, always on the go no matter what the health problem. Take good care of that back!

  13. Woof! Woof! Absolutely a great runner. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  14. What beauty!! K certainly knew how to seize the day, there was so much to be learned from K.

    Anne and Sasha

  15. Such beautiful photos! K was one smart girl.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  16. Seize the day for sure! K taught all of us that. I love the pic with Shyla's tongue out. She just looking at those mountains saying, "Mmmm...snow!" lol. And looks R with his athlete gait, if there's something wonky going on with him, he sure isn't showing it now. He's just saying, "Bring on the food!" Love that last pic of Shyla, she sure looks happy! :)

  17. K's advice is the best in the world! I think you and the kids do that every day - look at the world in joy and wonder. :)

  18. with your wonderful family photos
    and your wise words
    it is time to get outside and enjoy some work
    lovely day to you~

  19. Hi Shyla & R
    You both look beautiful in motion running around the trails that you explore your both very lucky labradors to live in such a amazing place

    From Milo & Jet

  20. HOw lucky Shyla and R are to have you and have that great countryside to hike and have happy times.....

  21. Thank you for the reminder from K.
    I think Shyla is following her footsteps,

  22. Hi Y'all!

    My paws are crossed for R. Love the action pics...the head pic is stunning.

    Love K's whisper! You go girl!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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