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Monday, July 24, 2017

A Dog's Summer

A very tired Shyla is snoozing next to me. I'm so glad to have her home but we won't be doing any of this for a little while.
That photo was from our recent trip up to higher altitude. She was galloping up a slope with huge snowy mountains behind her and wildflowers under her paws.

One lesson that dogs teach me, whether I like it or not, is to value each day because their lives are short. A single summer is a huge fraction of a dog's life because they often get fewer than ten summers in their lives.

We will be back to the mountains again soon. We won't let a dog's summer pass without much more time spent frolicking above treeline.
In the meantime, Shyla will continue to sleep and snore, every so cutely, as her body heals.

18 comments:

  1. I am glad she is back home and hops she is well now

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  2. We hope the rest time passes quickly so you can enjoy more of the always too short summer!

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  3. We will send you lots of healing vibes so you can continue to enjoy your summer, Shyla♥

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  4. Just seeing all this - so sorry! You are so right about life being short - and oh, how things can change in a flash...

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  5. We hadn't heard Shyla was sick again. We hope she heals up real quick!

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  6. A traumatic event, and this will also be a time for you to have some rest with your darling girl .Love those mountains at the back, a girls' paradise.

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  7. Restful and healing sleep Shyla!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. Rest up for the romp beautiful Shyla!

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  9. You expressed my sentiments exactly...when your life is so short, every day matters.

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  10. We're sure she'll be out there again, soon.

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  11. We hope Shyla's recovery is speedy so she can get back to enjoying her romps in the mountains soon! ♥
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  12. So glad she's home and doing well! And, yes, we have to make the most of every day with our precious pups!

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  13. I am so glad that Shyla is on her way to a complete recovery. Your message hits home. I just had to have one of my horses operated on, and that too makes me appreciate whatever time I have with each and every one of my animals.

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  14. We missed that she had had issues again. So very sorry. In the photos she looks so happy!

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  15. Glad to hear she's back home. Savor the down time and look forward to when you both are able to go-go again.

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