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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Black Dog Sunday

As it is snowing outside, I've been thinking of our Black Dog's love of snow. For his whole life, I always tried to find some fun time when it snowed. His joy made me happy.

As a young dog, he never wanted to stay still while out in the snow. I remember the first time that I took him cross-country skiing with me. I needed a pee stop so the two of us went well off the trail (even though no one else was around). I told him to "stay" in my most serious voice. I planted my ski poles in the snow, and, as soon as my pants were down, he grabbed a pole and sprinted through the forest with it. It was hilarious. He did eventually bring it after his joyful sprint with it was finished, and we collapsed into the snow as I laughed.

In more recent years, he was willing to sit for a photo. But, he still jittered with happy energy, throwing in waves at random times. On this occasion, he waved and wooed at the same time.

Whenever we have a snowstorm, I remember how our Black Dog loved snow. He found utter joy in playing in it.

Happy Black Dog Sunday.


  1. Hari OM
    Happy, playful R - the character just oozes from him! YAM xx

  2. the wave and woo made my eyes fill with tears. R was so very beautiful. the shape of his mouth is froming wooooo... still smiling over the potty break. just too funny.

  3. Happy Black Dog Sunday and such happy Black Dog memories!! ❤❤❤

  4. It is so wonderful to remember them, the joy they brought to living and the joy they brought to us.

  5. The last photo of your precious R is breathtaking....
    Hugs on this snowy day in CO.

  6. That sweetie sure did enjoy his snow days!

  7. You have the most wonderful memories of R. He was a true character!

    Take care, still well.

  8. What wonderful memories of R. We can feel his joy in those pictures.

  9. He was such a joyous dog! It seems he made the most of every minute of his life! ♥

  10. A True Companion And Fresh Pow Pow - BLK Dog Was The Best - Happy BLK Dog Sunday


  11. Still laughing at the pee stop incident!

  12. Those memories are so special R, you are always in our hearts and I wish everyone had that same enthusiasm for life every day. Hugs to all at Lab Valley .

  13. So funny about your ski pole, and great that you didn't get upset at him about it, as some would have. More beautiful memories.

  14. So nice to have photos of those joyful memories!!!

  15. OMD, I do the wave all the times too ~ butts I don't do the howl...I thinks that is reserved for the special ones. 😘
    Ruby ♥

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