The gifts don’t come without a dose of strange.
Whittling a pair of knitting needles from a stunted Eastern cedar tree makes sense when nothing else does.
“Be proud of every scar on your heart, each one holds a lifetime’s worth of lessons,” wrote Wallace Stegner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who wielded words that shaped change in the world and in my life.
Tanned hides bear evidence of barbed wire encounters, life marks of bites and battles – did you know that?
Dogs and horses remember kindness and also past unkindness, revealed by their behavior over time. They forgive easily, but never ever forget. Chewy trusted me, a great honor earned by consistent steady love and a dependable routine. Our last outing was to Dinosaur Footprints Reservation and the Connecticut River in Massachusetts for a photo shoot.
There was knitting involved with sketches for a new cable stitch to echo fossil ripple marks. Chewy patiently put up with fittings and modeled with such grace as to make it look easy. His natural talent is rare. He loved food and being warm. With an athelete’s build and strongly muscled, this incredible dog was more like a stubborn pony with a vocal personality that filled a home.