Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

As winter fades into spring, an important part of the dance is coming together to weed the butterfly garden. A task made made less onerous when shared by friends.


Serenity Sunday

I lost my beloved Rosie this past week. My psychiatric service dog, she was retired eighteen months ago for health reasons. R.I.P. my love. I hope to see you again on the rainbow bridge.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

This week’s photo challenge, one love is dedicated to my retired psychiatric service dog, Rosie. She crossed over this morning and now sleeps with the angels.  She was such a magnificent creature and has taught me so much about love and acceptance. I’ll leave you with some of my favorite photos of her.








R.I.P. my precious girl. Thank you for being such a loyal guide and faithful companion these past seven years.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

The sun peaks through the cloud cover and Thomas, in harmony with the weather and his environment, takes full advantage of the opportunity to catch a few rays.



Serenity Sunday

A Blessing of Solitude
–John O’Donohue

May you recognize in your life the presence, power, and light 
   of your soul.
May you realize that you are never alone, that your soul in its brightness
   and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.
May you have respect for your own individuality and 
May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique, that you have 
   a special destiny here, 
that behind the facade of your life there is something 
   beautiful, good, and eternal happening.
May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride,
   and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.