Dog’s Life and A New Year Wish

May your 2018 be just like this.

It’s just a quick photo, taken with my phone on a walk in the Seymour Demonstration Forest earlier this week. It captures one second in a dog’s life.

In this moment, he is completely happy.

He is with his people, in the woods, off-leash, with snow (Geordie’s favourite), some mud, and a stick.

He still has the recent happy memory of playing with two big dogs (black and yellow labs, I think they were) just now walking out of the frame with their owners.

He doesn’t know it yet, but just entering the frame is another dog. This one loves to run for the joy of it as much as him, and they’re about to experience several minutes of euphoric woodland racing.

2017 had its ups and downs, but I wish you a 2018 full of times like Geordie’s.

Contentment in the moment . . .

fond memories Β . . .

unseen joy around the corner.

Happy Woof Year!








8 thoughts on “Dog’s Life and A New Year Wish

  1. Dogs are so good at living in the moment, aren’t they! And their pleasures are simple but intense (usually involving people, stick, dinner, ball, etc.) and their joy is infectious!

  2. Blessings to you and yours for the new year June, thank you so much for your inspiration and dedication to creating gorgeous corvid art. πŸ’•

  3. We can learn a ton from animals about being mindful and being here now, that’s for sure. Thanks, as always, for reminding us of the pleasures and mysteries of a walk, the nature around us, the animals that bless us with their presence, and the breathtaking beauty in the everyday world–aren’t we so very lucky?
    Happy New Year to you all–two-leggeds and four-leggeds alike.

  4. Happy New Year to you and your family, June. Thank you for bringing so much joy to the world through your art and blogs. Thank you also for your heroic work with locating the missing dog, Mika. Blessings for a happy 2018.

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