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The Soul of A Dog

The Soul of A Dog

I know some may question if a dog really does have a soul. But I just can’t imagine that they don’t. And at times if you are lucky, you can catch it on camera.

Such is this photo of my Lab, Kylie. She is now 11 1/2 years old but looking at this picture I see a younger version of her. I also see this undeniable beautiful light emanating from her, as if it is her soul coming right through her whole being. I feel as if I’m seeing the true essence of her.

While my analytical mind can come up with words to try and describe what I’m seeing, it’s truly not the point. It’s what I feel at the depth of my soul that I know in my heart that I am seeing the soul of my girl, Kylie. It’s a feeling that is so deep, so rich, so true, that there just aren’t adequate words. You just know without a shadow of a doubt in your own being that this feeling is true and real.

While some may say perhaps this is a projection, that is fine. But for me, I won’t deny what it is I am feeling in this most glorious moment of catching what I believe is Kylie’s soul through the lens of my camera. And I have so much gratitude for being witness to this…and it’s something I never want to forget.

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Dog’s Have Rituals Too

Dog's Have Rituals Too

I have no doubt you will relate to this post. 🙂

Every day around 4pm Kylie sits like this near the front door.

Without fail. She sits.

and waits.

So patiently.

So adoringly.

So lovingly.

For the man she loves.

And when her master’s white van pulls into the driveway

it’s off to the door attached to the garage

where she stands

and stares

and waits.

So patiently.

So adoringly.

So lovingly.

To greet her papa when he opens the door.

A ritual

she does without fail

every. single. day.

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Kylie and Gidget: Projections or Just Love?

Kylie and Gidget: Projections or Just Love?

It was November 2013 when Gidget came to live with us. She had a few homes before us, though I don’t know her full history.

But it wasn’t until this past year that she started to cuddle more often with Kylie. While I try not to project why this is, I’ve wondered if perhaps she finally feels like she is home – that she won’t have to leave again. That it is safe to let herself fall deep into the love of Kylie.

Then there are times I wonder, being that Kylie is eleven now, does Gidget sense something? Is she making sure to spend as much quality time as she can with Kylie?

Perhaps silly, but these things run through my head. And then, when I let go of projections, I just see two peas in a pod that are such a beautiful example of what love really is.

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