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Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Labraduo

A rough day today... I had a steroid injection yesterday that has, for some reason, left me in even more intense pain. I'm trying to keep the faith that something will help and that the spike in pain from the injection is temporary.

This morning, I ignored the pain so that Shyla and I could enjoy the sunrise. After K died, I really couldn't imagine that another dog would touch my heart like Shyla has. She has such a sweet soul. While we're out in the forest together, I barely notice the pain because I am so happy.

Shyla seems to glow with love and joy as she prances through the forest. She sprinted through the forest with such exuberance this morning that I was laughing out loud with happiness.
After an afternoon next to the fire, the Duo and I headed out for a sunset hike. I love the golden glow of sunset on R's black fur. R is such a character who never ever turns off his intensity when he's outside. In this photo, you can see that his laser focus was on something in the forest and not on me!
It was a good day with the Labraduo. They are such good motivators to go outside and have fun!


  1. my pups bring laughter to me i'd not otherwise have. they are my joy. so glad you have yours. :) i do hope the pain will subside soon!

  2. Motivators, for sure. And if they can make you forget pain for awhile...priceless.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. What pawesome labrador doggies you are to help your daddy get out and about and enjoy the wildness. We Labraodors are very good at this sort of thing. Milo & Jet

  4. Our pups are the best medicine and pain reliever that was ever made!! Great pics KB.

  5. You inspire us with your Duo and zest for living in the moment.
    As always beautiful photos love the bokeh behind Shyla.

    xo Cinnamon

  6. Hi Y'all!

    Hope your shot works for you. Soon!

    We dogs have a way of asking nothing but sharing all.

    Amazing back lit photo of Shyla and R is good with that laser focus.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  7. Those are some gorgeous photos of the pups. I know the feeling from that steroid injection - makes one wonder why did I do that! But hope in time it brings you some relief.

  8. That picture of Shyla glowing is really pretty. I get accused of making my parents laugh too! Then they love on me so I try to act like a doofus as much as I can! I'm glad they provide you a place to get away from the pain.

  9. They're the best pain medication! Hope you're feeling better soon, sweetie!
    Nola's Mom

  10. MOM says we dogs are the best medicine of all. And even if the pain or sickness is still there we can take to focus off that and on to something more pleasant. Hope you feel better real soon.

  11. R & Shyla are the best pain relief. I have had several steroid injections, so painful, and pain afterwards just as bad, and no relief later on either. Guess they have to try. Hoping with all my heart the pain subsides. You are an inspiration to us all, and if blog friends could send a cure, we all would. Fond greetings, Jean.

  12. Shyla and R- and the sunrises, and sunsets- and your forest- are the best medicine.
    We hope that injection kicks in- like its supposed to!

  13. Bart sends his sympathy and understanding about neck pain. He finally got tho OK yesterday to take short walks. I'm thrilled to be able to bring a smile to his face for a change!

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  15. How long have I been following this blog ? Four years or five? A new Labraduo keeping the tradition going. Your strength and optimism, despite that pain, still come shining through.

  16. Magnificent photos today, even more so than usual. Glad the dogs helped with the pain but really hope it abates soon.

  17. Howdy Mates, we're sorry your injection is causing more pain. We hope you are feeling better soon. Your two labs would certainly make anyone feel better. Their photos and expressions are truly wonderful. Take care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

  18. We are so happy that you perked up your mom's spirits, Shyla and R! We hope that today is a better day for you, KB. Such beautiful photos!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  19. I hope you feel better soon, nothing worse than chronic pain. I'm glad the dog are there to help you get through it though. Dogs are wonderful healers.

  20. Hi! Hope you are feeling better.
    Great Pictures and especially on R. A handsome guy!!

  21. Your injection sounds terrible! Mommy had them in her shoulder and foot once and they did help but not until after it got worse first. So we've got our paws crossed that the intense pain goes away REAL soon!

    Ain't no better medicine that having the love of a dog. So you're twice as blessed because you have two!! Best nurses in the house.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  22. I really hope you get to feeling better. You take such gorgeous photos.

  23. Hope the pain passes soon. R looks so wise in that last picture.

  24. I hope you are feeling better soon

    Stop on by for a visit

  25. That golden outline on Shyla is divine! And the bokeh just adds to the glory!

    Feel better!

  26. Hope you soon get some positive effects from the injection.

    Your feelings about Shyla are reassuring. I wish I really thought I can have another dog to capture my heart like Ellie did. But clearly that is possible.

  27. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE pics of R - his cracker smile and laser focus made me smile every time. Life is good with labbies, I am glad you have them to help ease your pain, KB (I am praying for you) - this weekend we were singing Christmas Carols to Indy, changing the words to make them all about him! "Indy the chocolate labbie....had a very shiny coat......" you get the idea!

  28. I hope your injection will take effect and you feel better soon!
    R is gorgeous. It's so cool to see him looking so alert - hearing or smelling something interesting!

  29. I've heard others who have had these injections report that they had more pain for a day or two afterwards. Hang in there and you should feel better soon! I'm glad you had a good day with the Labraduo. Dogs are the best medicine sometimes. :-)

    Susan (and Wrigs)


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