It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

That Pup

We lived in Portland, Oregon for almost 2 years.
In the Summer they had this wonderful Summer Festival.
The Budweiser Horses were there ... and their mascot, the dog.
We had our own pup then, Tate .. who would yodel if he saw a horse or a cow.
God knows what he thought they were and what that yodel meant ... we started thinking it was sheer joy.
We were taking a walk in our neighborhood , Portland was having a Summer Celebration and there they were , those breathtaking huge horses . We walked around and petted them and talked to them and their people ..  Pup was beside himself .. he was controlled, he managed not to say anything or yodel .. then we saw the young dog by one of the horses.

A lovely Golden puppy .. half-grown .. still all ears and big feet .. beautiful.
And the horses were calm and contented and at ease. Their Pup was there with them , as ours was there with us !
It was a real treat, something I never expected to see and yet there I was, petting one of those massive horses  while Tate whimpered with joy ... he was something else. that pup.


  1. Aren't the heavy work horses just beautiful? We have friends who have a ranch and my husband works with their team of Percherons year round. They are gentle giants. I would have loved to have heard that yodel! Sheer joy I would imagine! :)

  2. I agree, when Tate did yodel, it must have been from a joy :-)
    Love horses, they are beautiful and amazing. The puppy looks very good friend to them. They are so precious!

  3. I still miss the Pup so much , my sweet dog and then so soon afte,r my husband, I was left with no comfort ..


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