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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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8.2.12 What leaving looks like.

Here is a sequence of Sofie and Nine watching me drive away. (How sad is that?)  You can see the reflection of the car in the front door glass.  This was the image I was left with on my way to the airport.  Two of my goofballs snuggling and watching me go.  Notice how Sofie is straining to see me over Nine in the last shot.  It is so wonderful how close the animals are.  Sofie had no idea that Mommy would be gone a long time.  She just knew that I was leaving the house and getting into the moving thing without her.   I have talked about separation before, but this trip was a really hard one for me and for the animals and humans.  Probably because of the length of time (10 days). For me, my animals are a calming and life enhancing force.  I miss my humans very much too, don’t get me wrong.  I need my humans as a constant sustainable energy of love and comfort, but the animals, my need for their presence is different.  They give me a sense of peace.  They are my home.  They are the earth force that seems to remind me to eat and take walks during the day.  Having so many animals, there is always someone near by wanting something;  pet me, feed me, let me out, walk me, play with me, scratch my head, hold me ….    I adore my zoo.  I find great comfort in the company of animals.  So, this is what leaving looks like at the zoo.  What’s it like at your house?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 2, 2012 in Dogs


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