She came into our lives like a whirlwind: all scarred up, claiming her territory and hearts all at the same time.
Some said she was dangerous. Everyone knows Pit Bulls are vicious, and should never be pets they said.
But, this one was smart, and clever, and gentle and, oh so sweet.
The Visionary always knew . . . “every living thing deserves a chance”. With love and kindness who knows what will come.
and so he said with authority, “That’s my dog. Leave her alone.”
and she was . . . and they did.
When he was sick, she paid back his love in full watching over him – never leaving his side.
And when the Visionary had gone – she claimed his wife and loved her just the same – protecting her from thunderstorms, squirrels, rabbits, other dogs and such.
Yesterday we had to say our goodbyes to this ol’ girl – who eventually claimed us all as hers. She left her mark just as she came – all scarred up like a whirlwind on hearts.
378. morning sun kissing tulips
379.) long lunches spent – coffee drinks – ice cream with specks of vanilla beans
380.) birds singing
382.) cool breeze for morning runs
383.) messy house
384.) dishes waiting
385.) another good week for the Fisherman, and it’s only Wednesday
385.) kids getting ready for school
386.) lounging in p.j.’s in the middle of the week