Tag Archives: Children

8.24.12 Leaving Day

Aunt Judi’s service dog, Socki

Horse Camp


Squash Hug 2007
First Day of School

Leaving day is finally upon us.









I enter this day knowing that I did everything I could to love, teach and mentor a worldly aware citizen of the universe.  Now it is up to her and to the ‘Great Powers’ to protect her and guide her on the next part of the journey.  She told me I am not allowed to cry.  I am not sure I can do that.

Louise Hug 2011

Nine Snuggle

NOT Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Uncategorized


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8.5.12 Maddy & the Goat

I interrupt the daily zoo to bring you Madelyn Dawn, my most incredible 22 month old grandniece and the Goat.  Children and animals have this unspoken way of understanding each other.  I find it really interesting how animals know that young humans are different than older humans.  Do they smell of innocence?  Wonder?  Newness?  I love how this goat has focused in on her and it is as if they are having a secret moment.  I observed once as Squash played with a little toddler who was positioned behind him and kept wanting to play with his tail (and what a beautiful furry tail it was).  We were at a birthday party of a 5 year old, outside in a park and Squash did not know anyone.  He laid in a down position, as he tended to do, and swished his tail one way, and the baby would reach, and then the other way, just as the child would grab for it.  This went on for a really long time.  The child was laughing and laughing. Coincidence, or thoughtful play, who knows?  I believe that animals know that children are for playing.  Hope you had fun feeding the goats, Maddy girl, sure looks like Nanny enjoyed meeting you.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 5, 2012 in Animals


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