Saturday, December 9, 2017

Girls on the Beach, First Trip to CT without Nash

     A sweet trip. This is the first time down to Guilford without Nash. He feels ever present. His foot prints long gone from the sandy beach, but replaced with others.

     Snow falls for first time this winter.  A gentle flurry of three inches. snowflakes covered my lens.  The Girls, elated.  We went to the beach, Chaffinch Island.

      I took two at a time. It's a control thing.  I never know who will be there, we like our beach to ourselves.  Today we certainly did.

     Pearl and Grace full of bounce and vigor. Spot light was on Pearl.  She raced with such glee, it was hard to resist her Joy. 

She left behind her print. Fully of meaning to me, without second thought to her.

There are too many wonders in this world.

Next up - Willow Sunshine and Halo

Willow Sunshine, a feminine version, so much like her dad - Nash






 Which way did he go? Which way did he go?

 hmmm, This is kind of interesting.

 Come on Gracie, Grace!

 First snow fall.

Memories of my old boy. He, too, was once a rambunctious boy who raced this beach. 


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2016 Willow Sunshine Puppies at Play on The Porch

Organizing photos in computer again,  came across these videos, and put them on Youtube

Endless joy of watching puppies at play. I think they are around 5 weeks old, maybe 6?

Nash barking in background, he's closed in the bedroom and wants to come out.  Didn't think he would enjoy 7 puppies jumping all over him at 15 1/2 years old. Here he is with Grace and Halo at 8 weeks old, who simply adore him.
I love his expression.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Another Birthday! Willow Sunshine 6 years Old Today

 Six years ago on this 2nd day of December
It was day break
We rose to meet the day
Up came Sunshine

And, with her eight other little souls
Who awaited their choosing
The day their people would discover. 

Soon to be named
by Jane Billings

Zoe, Winter, Rosie, Damon, Cleo, Myles, Willow Sunshine, Tibby and Maya

 Willow Sunshine 6 months old

A most Special Litter
A most Special Time
Cherished Forever 

 Youtube video 

2017 December 2nd Happy 6th Birthday Willow Sunshine

Thursday, November 30, 2017

I Do Think She Misses him

     It's subtle - There are little things she does. She will hang her head and cuddle into my neck, making the snorffling sound she always makes.  Usually in the morning or when we go to bed.  Always affectionate, but this is different.  It's new behavior, not really new, but more frequent, the wanting of a closeness I saw her share with Nash, her sweetheart.  I think there IS a part of her who misses him, too. As do the other girls.  The other night Grace was sniffing his dog bed where he lay on his final hour, she then gently curled up and lay on his spot. I know I posted these photos before from April 21st, 2017, but they seem to have more significance now. There is something about they way they lie with their backs touching.  Endearing.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Expressions of an Old Dog

 Youtube video

 Nash always had something to say.

Nash with his sister Ziggy who passed by the end of that year 2015

Here they are ready for a ride to Connecticut to stay while I take Willow Sunshine and Pearl to Canada for Willow Sunshine's breeding date with Johnny.

Happy Birthday - 2 years old Grace, Halo and Siblings

Story on their blog


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Regrouping - The Girls

Thought it was time for a group photo.
Grace wasn't cooperating - she at least stayed.