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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Black Dog Sunday

Our Black Dog loved the snow. He galloped through this 2' of fresh snow last winter. He was so happy to be out in it.

He also adored when the snow got packed down, melted a bit and then refroze. It would reach a perfect texture that only he could judge. When it did, he'd throw himself onto the ground, roll onto his back, and wriggle on the snow. 

He loved doing this so much when the conditions were right that it was almost impossible to cover any distance on a hike. All that he wanted to do was wriggle! The only time when he refused to wriggle was if I tried to photograph him. He'd leap to his feet and act as if he hadn't been doing anything at all.

What a joyful dog he was.

Happy Black Dog Sunday! His relentless optimism and hope is a good attitude to imitate.


  1. that last photo describes him perfectly.. without words. black dogs shine so well, you missing R makes me miss Big even more.

  2. A joyful dog who brought joy to all. My Tommy was also one of those.

  3. Hari OM
    I suspect there was a certain back-scratching je n'ai se quoi to that snow styling!!! YAM xx

  4. He sure looks happy in all that snow. Too bad he never let you get some picture of him doing it.

  5. R was such a fun snow hound!

  6. I'm laughing at the thought of hiking with a wriggling dog. He never lost the pup in him!

    Take care, stay well!

  7. The snow is so much fun and R knew how to enjoy it!

  8. Black Dog had a wonderful life with you and the rest of his pack.

  9. R was happy, always, and the ultimate optimist, And he overcame so much.Truly the best life with you and the others, he'll always be there in everyone's heart.

  10. everything about his joyful way of living and acceptance is something to imitate!
    he never fails to bring a smile to my face and my heart. XOXO

  11. That Black Dog knew how to live! Every minute of every day!

    Chris from Boise

  12. R loved each nano second of each day and really knew how to make the most of each one.
    These are beautiful photos of your Black Dog
    Hugs Cecilia

  13. Love that first picture! I can picture him wriggling in the snow and not letting you capture it. lol

  14. I hear he is the king of the snowy mountains at the Bridge.


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