I like this photo of Macie I took the first year we moved in to our new home. I like seeing her reflection in the glass. Her reflection makes me reflect on the years she has shared with me. Macie came into our home after we had been married for about a year and a half. We have now been married 16+years. She has seen me as a young wife, buying a first home, getting involved in doggie sports, traveling, returning to school for my bachelors and now masters, through selling and buying another home, the loss of two of our dear aussies, and a year of ill health for me. Macie reflects a decade and a half of my growing, changing, and I hope maturing. Because of Macie I am a better person, surrounded by doggie friends I would have never had if she didn’t venture with me weekend after weekend to new adventures in the world of doggie sports. She helped me to find great trails to hike and lakes for her to swim. As Macie ages I know our time is limited, however I can not imagine her not in my life, sleeping at the foot of my bed, sharing more adventures.
Please hug your dog for me, cherish them every moment, and thank them for the gifts they give us.