Tuesday, February 17, 2009

lessons - one

I am starting a new series of short posts about the lessons we learn from our dogs....or at least the ones that I have taken away from my time with Sophie and have found worthwhile to apply to my own path in life. I know that I will continue to discover new truths as we move through this world together and I look forward to those discoveries...and to sharing them with you through a few words and a photograph.

There are moments in life when it is important...



...to run with wild abandon.

34 comments:

BCxFour said...

amen!

DW said...

Priceless!

Mason Dixie said...

Hear hear sister

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Stunning running! I love the lesson learned today, looking forward to more. Nice to have discovered you
-Scampi, the Border Collie

Andrea said...

So glad I found your blog! I've learned so much about humility from my dog, especially during his recovery from cancer. I look forward to reading more!

Mildred said...

Such a fun photo!

Jan said...

That picture makes me smile. She is happy just because she is alive.

~*~*Jessica*~*~ said...

I just was browsing around and came across your blog. I myself have raised pure bread border collies and I own one right now personally and absolutly am in love with her. I don't have any children but she replaces that want. She is my child. Her name is Freckles and I just wanted to say your pictures of your dogs are striking and just beautiful. Thanks :) ~Jessica

Stacey's Treasures said...

What a great picture & lesson!

gigi said...

It's important to, but not always easy. Good lesson. Beautiful Sophie. How do you keep her from running over you, or do you?

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love the tongue!! Wonderful photo Andrea! We have wild abandon around here everyday too! :)

3 Cat Blog said...

Oh yes, that's a good lesson! Look at the joy in that face!!!

Selba said...

I've learnt a lot from my pet, they teach me a lot of life's lessons :)

Sharon said...

Oh yes!!! And look at Sophie's face...we have the chance to be THAT HAPPY:)

K said...

Great picture!

b&g girl said...

you know what that reminds me of, the friends episode with pheobe and rachel 'jogging' and pheobe starts running, arms flailing, legs loosey goosey with 'wild abandon' (first crashing into a police horse) instead of this serious methodical pace, why because its way more fun!

Carolina said...

Ohw, look at that tongue LOL
You are right of course, but I will try to keep my tongue from sticking out like that when I run wild. Just to keep me from being locked up ;-)

Emma Rose said...

Oh Sophie darling, I DO adore you!

uought2b.a.dog said...

Great photo of Sophie! We agree with you! Kisses, Shamu and Prissy

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh how true!


Jen

Katherine Aucoin said...

Amen!

Pam said...

I love this photo! Looking forward to the other lessons.

T said...

Nice photo, and a very good lesson!

Joanne said...

I'm looking forward to this series, such pure truth found from our canine friends!

Pam said...

Yes!

Bordershot said...

Great idea. I think we can learn sooo much from our dogs. Looking forward to learn more ;o)

Carmi said...

We rescued a miniature schnauzer right around the time you brought your beautiful dog home. Not a day goes by that I don't think about the things this little, delightful furry being has taught us.

I love the spirit of your blog. Found your link on Hilary's, and I've got to say it's nice to meet another Ontarian who gets it.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

I love it. Thanks for posting.

DogsDeserveFreedom

Far Side of Fifty said...

Far Guy says "Wow what a dog!" wish you lived next door! :)

Moos said...

Our dog - Moos - is now 9 months. I totally am in love with him! Your picture reminded me of the pictures I took of Moos nearby a water. If you like you can see them on my blog.

I will be back for the next story of your dog!

Hilary said...

Lovely, Andrea.

Barry said...

Absolutely!

Butler and Bagman said...

My latest lesson from my cocker Sally, and aided by a book, The Shack, is that there is a huge difference between having the "responsibility" to walk her and being "responsive" to her when she wants to walk.

Neas Nuttiness said...

That won't be me for a while...hee-hee!