Saturday, May 21, 2016

Speical Moments in Time

 Grace, Luna, Willow Sunshine, Nash, Pearl, Halo

PLAY TIME

 Pearl

 Gabriel and Halo 5 1/2 months old



 Gabriel and Pearl 7 years old



 Luna 3 years old

 Gabriel and Nash 15 1/2 years old





 Luna and Grace 5 1/2 years old

 Gabriel and Hal

 Grace and Halo





 Pearl

  Luna


 Nash

Grace and Halo

 Luna and Willow Sunshine (sisters)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nash at 15 years and 4 Months


 2015

When I look at my old boy I wonder, where did that youngster go?  I recall, sometime a while ago, saying, "I can't imagine Nash old."

 2005
 2005

 2007

 2006

 2011

 2011

When I look at my boy I see, in the far off reaches of memory, a rambunctious boy.  The one who would counter surf, chew only the items I last touched before I left the house, and  stump hunt with a vengeance with his mother - Willow.  I have visions of him, as he sails over agility obstacles with ease, rolls in tunnels, pulls me on the end of a leash like a balloon.  How he loved to swim, and dive from rocks.

 2001  Theia, Nash, Willow

 2001

 2000, Nash - Willow

2002

When I look at my old boy I picture that first time he retrieved a bird.  With a long tongue dangling from his mouth, and spark in his eyes, he said to me " Why have you been keeping this from me!  This is the best thing ever!"  The trainer wanted to keep him for himself. We dabbled a little in the retrieving world, until I couldn't stand the killing of birds.  Instead we went stump hunting - where Willow n Nash would ravage stumps for pesky rodents.

When I look at myold boy, who is sound asleep under a down comforter by my side, I feel the warmth he shared his entire life with is mother - Willow. She was always by his side until the day she died. Distraught at her passing, even he retched with grief.  We made it through, the two of us.  His solid warm body something to hold. Willow Had the cleanest ears, which were quite often wrinkled with wet saliva. Nash only suckled Willow's ears, until his daughter Willow Sunshine came along.  True affection.


 2000

 2000

 2000

 2007

 2010

Nash, finally, after years of trying on his own, sired 10 offspring with Pearl.  He was eleven years old by then, and now soon to be a grand sire. Many of those pups remain in my life, a gift.  Nash you are Willow's gift to me.  His birth traumatic, we didn't think he would survive. His lust for Life and Desire to Live brought him around. 

 2008 with Willow

 2008

 2011

 2011

2011

When I hug my old by, I say "please, more time, just a little more time... we aren't done swimming in our lakes, traveling to Maine,  walking through fields of joy,  and everything this side of the rainbow."

 2015 with Luna (his last offspring)

 2012 Willow Sunshine

 2011 his first litter sired 


 2011


 2011 with Pearl, Nash, Willow (15 years old)


2011 - Hunts pond with Willow

 2009 - before getting Pearl 

 2002 

 2002



I love my boy.

 2015

 2015

 2015

 2015

 2009

 2008

 2008

 2001

 2001

 2005

 
 2008

 2009

 2009

 2009 - One of my favorite of the two.
And,
On we go...