Monday, August 9, 2010


Today is 8.9.10
That is an interesting date. It is also the 11th birthday of my best buddy Cassy. Here are some photos...



Saturday. This now-11-year-old dog hiked 22 miles two days ago. That is twenty-two miles. She hiked the Colorado Trail with me in 2003 when she was 3 years old, all 500 miles of it. She is an amazing pooch. She even loved her visit to the vet today (a special birthday treat). Happy Birthday Cassy!


  1. Happy Birthday, Cassy! I can only imagine that you got a little (extra) spoiled today. Hope you enjoyed those bones.

  2. For you & Cassy, Rebecca--

    "He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog."
    - Gene Hill


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