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Sparkler Update: Jordan

Jordan really has an amazing life with Dianne and her DH (and Jumar and Sunny) in Victoria -- it is a blessing to have puppies in such wonderful homes. At 8.5 months the Sparklers are definitely in the Super Model stage...

Final Gifts

In 2011 we gifted young Alex a puppy that he named Mesa. Do you think it is strange to give a young boy an expensive puppy for nothing more than the promise to love her? I don't. Not only was Alex a particularly wise and responsible child with a terrific family, but I think I recognized in him that part of my childhood self who so wanted a dog of my very own; it made me happy to honor that desire in Alex.

More B-day Fun & Claire Update

I love this photo from Lucas (Sparklers)...


Our F Litter is nine years old today -- Happy Birthday to each and every one of them. Let's get right to the updates, starting with Miss Maddie:

Birthday Eve Thoughts

Old dog birthdays on the blog are bittersweet. I was/am SO glad that some of the E for East Litter turned ten in July, even as my heart ached because my beloved Asia wasn't one of them. That is the reality of these significant birthdays -- our celebration and joy for those who remain co-exist with a certain sorrow for those who were not so lucky. 

Calling in Little Soldiers for a Mission

Lori's mom fell and broke a hip -- YIKES. Sparkle has a message for her:

Smoke from a Not-so Distant Fire

I feel like today is the official end of summer. Although classes start Thursday, I am heading to a retreat today and have meetings and events galore this week -- good-bye, summer. 

The Kaibab Girls

Taking photos of the current Kaibab Girls always reminds me of the ones who are missing. Like any family, our dog family is not a constant but rather is always changing as lives are lived and loved ones leave. One important thing that Life with Dogs teaches is about how live joyfully under the sometimes oppressive shadows of loss and grief.

Home with the Girls

Claire LOVES microwave training sessions! In addition to learning how to bring a toy, hold the toy, and hold the toy while sitting (all separate pieces) she has figured out a down stay in about four minutes of total training time. The puppy is a genius and I love these short training sessions.


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