What wonderful and joyful companions dogs make. They live every moment with such boundless enthusiasm, fully engaged with the world and all it has to offer. They are my best teachers of mindfulness, reminding me to wake up into the moment as it unfolds around me. They love to feel the wind in their fur as they soak in all the wonderful wind bourn scents.
And they love running towards me, just as I have lined up the perfect shot, filling my frame with their delight to see me. Leaving me in danger of a wet lens, but also pulling me back into the moment and into the scene around me with all my senses rather than just my eyes. They demand that I join them in their delight of life.
They add something special in their companionship, as we explore life and the wild spaces of the world. They bring an extra delight to being in nature, and they help my mind to let go of its constant thinking and questioning. We can just be, nothing else is needed in these wonderful shared moments. Just us,natures incredible beauty and our shared journey through life.
Here are a few links to wonderful blogs which I follow, and who also have furry companions who feature sometimes in their photos:
And a link to Luna, who left the earth on Thursday…..warning….this might make you cry.
You can see lots more photos of peoples companions at the weekly photo challenge.