ZEPHYR'S ZOO

About Zephyr, dogs and dogsports! Most often in images...not words!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

First Swim of the Year!

Blinding sun and nice warmth! Happy dogs!! I am sure it was cold but they were in!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Awakening


 Finally after a long harsh winter for Southern Ontario, spring is here. The snow is gone, the days are slowly getting warmer and things are soon going to be green again. It has already started. Nothing feels so good as the warm sun on your face, the soft earth under your feet and the smell of it.

These are the days to wander when you can. To see the light change as the leaves unfurl in the woods and to watch the forest wake up. What could be better? Having the dogs wander with me, wordlessly but so perfect in understanding of it all.

My mind often wanders on such walks. Sometimes just to the moment and my surroundings but often to the other parts of life. To my children, to friends, to people in my life. To ideas to photograph, to music to anything. But I try to just enjoy the moment, time for reality when we get finished our walk.

Then we can deal with a positive Lyme test, and to Zephyr's upcoming dental surgery and my fear or how he will deal with the anesthetic this time. Such a journey life is.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ten Years Later

Thinking back today to ten years ago when my first dog Chase and myself were run over by a car out walking. Yes we had a lot of rehab to get through both in body and mind, but we were both so lucky that day. An experience like that reminds us to live fully each day we are given. You never know how life can change in an instant or be gone all together. Yes we were lucky.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Like A Dream

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."



Friday, March 21, 2014

Sunny Day


Finally it felt a little bit like spring today! The sun was shining and the snow and ice were melting somewhat. We even saw mud!! Of course snow in the forecast for tonight, but it was enjoyable while it lasted!




Friday, March 14, 2014

Winter Lingers

 
Here we are again yesterday, slogging through almost a foot of fresh snow....waiting for spring!!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Zephyr Steeplechase March 9th, 2014





I had the fun of trialing yesterday with the Dog Agility Ontario club. Great day with friends and our dogs. Zephyr is now 12 years old but still doing great. I won't run him more than twice in the trial although I am sure he would be fine to do so. Still moves so well, and has such fun! I just love him so much and have such a wonderful time with him!