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Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Healing Power of Dogs

A long day today... the Runner and I went on an odyssey to find some help for my migraines. Despite that, I managed to get out with sweet Shyla this morning. I sometimes wonder how I would manage to get through the tough times without dogs who need me to go out and have fun with them. Because of them, no matter what, I spend some sweet time in our forest each day.

This morning, Shyla played on the boulders, towering over me. I love seeing her standing so tall and confident.
I'm hopeful that we made a step in the right direction today but only time will tell. In any case, I am lucky to have this girl in my life.
My little family makes me very happy.
Now, it's rest time so I stand a chance of keeping the migraines at bay today. Happy Thursday to all of you!


  1. Hope the migraines stay away!

  2. I spend way more time outside because I know my dogs enjoy it. I enjoy it as well, but I have a sneaking suspicion I would be a lot more likely to be lazy without my dog buddies egging me on. When I got home from work tonight, we went for an hour long walk! What a great way to burn off the day's stress!

  3. And happy Thursday to you too KB.
    We hope you and runner found some headway-- we keep hoping. And thank goodness for your little family!
    Shyla is getting more and more beautiful every time we see her,, and R is sooo handsome.

  4. I truly hope that some new treatment, knowledge, or magic will keep all migraines so far away. Love those photos, a very wonderful family to give you hope and love when you are out in the snow, on the rocks, or resting at home. Hugs, Jean.

  5. And what a beautiful family you have. Hoping that you have found what will help.

  6. i so hope you can get some relief. :)

  7. Ugh. I can't imagine what you are going through. Please feel better soon.

  8. Lovely photographs of the duo. Here's hoping you find something that works.

  9. You sound like me! The other day, I said "I don't know how people who don't have dogs ever get better" and I really believe it. Here's hoping that your step today was the first in the right direction for you!

  10. Lovely pics of the Duo and maybe when spring actually comes, (we started the day off with fresh snow!), your migraines will be gone!

    Cheers and hugs,


  11. Again, what gorgeous pictures. Shyla looks like a model in the first one.

    Good luck with finding relief from the migraines.

  12. Yes I know what you mean. I am really happy to have our fourlegged family too. I had two bad weeks after something happend which turned me down. OUr dogs are so loving. Waiting for Tyra and Ayla to get in heat. We will have puppies and the new owners are waiting.
    have a great weekend!

  13. Dogs are the best medicine....well, maybe not the best, but we're WAY UP THERE.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  14. We hope that you will be migraine-free very soon, KB.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  16. I'm really hoping for you to be migraine-free all weekend. I've said it before but I'll say it again: you're a very courageous person in the face of a lot of physical adversity. In spite of all you share the beauty around you with us.

  17. Boy do we feel for you. Mom had her migraine since Saturday on and off. Maxalt is helping so far. Shyla looks so beautiful on her boulder
    Lily & Edward

  18. Hope the migraine stay far far away from you!
    We are so lucky to have dogs in our lives. Others who don't, they just don't know what they are missing!


  19. Gorgeous pictures! Hope you feel better soon!

  20. Praying that help was found, my friend. One step at a time & persevere! If this answer does not suit, then go after another... because there IS an answer to these migraines of yours. It IS out there... but I'm praying you've already found it.

    Gentle ((((((hugs)))))) to all of you today.


  21. PS~ KB, I know you're making good progress with your shoulder & all that but have you ever thought of stopping therapy for just a day or two? I still think this is associated with your surgery somehow. You know, the musculo-skeletal disruption. I know you're doing well & that therapy is always the answer to a good recovery but... well... maybe it's worth a try. Just a thought. ((((((())))))

  22. I woke up thinking about you today - go figure! Hope you got some answers.

  23. I'm currently laid up with an injured knee (again) and it's my cats who are nursing me! Poor Tommy gets the short end as his walks are almost non-existent.

  24. Dogs are a blessing to us in so many ways! It's good to be needed. :)

  25. Dogs are so wonderful. There aren't enough words.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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