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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Our Canine Teachers

We had no clouds this morning, so we could enjoy the incredible sunrise light that makes this time of year shine.

This winter, I've noticed a change in Shyla. She used to frequently gaze off into the forest when I took her photo. Now her eyes are often on me. It feels nice, like an even stronger connection than we've had before.

On this date four years ago, we had one of our worst days, when Angel K was diagnosed with bone cancer. That singular memory has changed how I see this time of year and our lives together. Over the following seven months that she lived, K became my guide to how to live life with abandon and love. I now remember her and her last journey with a smile. She changed me forever.
All our dogs, including Angel K, have taught us similar lessons over and over again. They've been inspiring teachers and helped mold who we are today.

To those of you who celebrate Christmas, Happy Christmas Eve. I hope that all of you are warm and content.


  1. Ahhh nice post
    Merry Christmas Eve
    Lily & Edward

  2. The lessons from our angel dogs, live in our hearts. Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas Eve from all of us!

  4. A beautiful post - we love how you think:)

    We hope that all your Christmas wishes come true!!

    Merry Christmas Woos from Ciara, Lightning, and Mom Kathie

  5. Merry Christmas.

    xo Linda and Cinnamon

  6. K taught us all how to live!
    Merry Christmas Eve to you

  7. Shyla looks so beautiful in that morning light! Merry Christmas! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day and weekend!

  8. I just love the intense look in Shyla's eyes in the second picture!!
    Merry Christmas!

  9. they are the best teachers ever... even when they get a chewing bone instead of an apple :o) Merry Christmas to you all... weim-hugs&kisses :o)

  10. Beautiful post♥ Merry Christmas to you and Shyla and R and the Runner, KB!

  11. We remember K with love...

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of happiness!


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