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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Black Dog Sunday

Lest you think that our Black Dog was always a goofy and easily-contained dog, check out his focus as a younger dog. He was in a "stay", waiting for me to call him. When I said the word, he'd run to me like a freight train, stopping for nothing in his path. I adored his intensity.


He had that same intensity for almost everything including eating a meal, getting a frozen kong, his "Manners Minder", greeting a friend either human or canine, going swimming, running through the flowers, trying to dig up a rodent, and playing in the snow. To the very end, he did nothing half-heartedly.

I wish that I could be more like him - finding joyful focus in everything. Happy Black Dog Sunday!

18 comments:

  1. Beau does this also, he can't run in slow motion, he sprints like a freight train. we thought by getting a 7 year old dog he would be less energetic. wrong. kisses to you in heaven, sweet R

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  2. We loved your fun spirit and that you remained puppy-like forever, R♥

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  3. KB R's eyes are full of love focused on you. I love chocolate brown eyes.
    Our families' DNA has produced all blue or green eyes. My son in law has the most beautiful chocolate brown eyes.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  4. What a handsome dog! The intensity in his brown eyes is lovely.

    Take care, stay well.

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  5. R was indeed a magical spirit.

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  6. Our beagle Cricket was like that too - she never did anything half way; and she stayed that way right up until the end too. ♥

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  7. loyalty. courage. non complaining. protective. fun.
    and LOVE.
    yes. I wish I were more like him too. I'll keep working on it. XO

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  8. Brut was that intense. He was an all or nothing dog. lol Wish it was that easy to be like our dogs.

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  9. What a lovely portrait of R in such a serious look. I like your term "joyful focus" and think we could all use a bit of that.

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  10. Some pups take more of our hearts with them when they go...your Black Dog was one of those.

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  11. I also love how he was so much in the moment -- So many good qualities to aspire to! ❤

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  12. I am lucky to have been able to enjoy his life with you.

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  13. I never gets tired of seein' that handsome face! 😍
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  14. Aww, such a sweet boy and precious face.

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