Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Reflections in Tennessee

Thank-you for once again sharing in the loss of one of our dogs. Your words were a great comfort and I didn't quite feel so alone at not being able to be with Hannah. She left this life with Carl with her, knowing that he loved her and that she meant something to us.

My time in Tennessee comes to an end today. It has been a whirlwind of a week. A good, longtime friend and my brother were here for a few days. We laughed, played cards, ate too much of all the wrong things and enjoyed the mountain views from the cabin and other places.
When they both left on Monday, it was needed time alone with my thoughts and a chance to mourn the loss of Hannah. In an unexpected moment, I saw a rainbow. It was the first one I've personally seen in a very long time. In looking at it, I felt that peace and comfort that only a rainbow can provide.
The time alone the last couple of days has also given me time to finish recharging my inner batteries and to put things into perspective. I didn't find the answers to my worries, but I think they'll come when it's time.

And now, it's time for me to get on the road and head home.

But not before I switch to the much lighter side and tell you that Todd, Max and Charlie had a great time!

Todd barked way too much! So much so, that my friends who own the cabin said someone nearby called them to complain about it.....  whoops ...
Max who played the role of social butterfly when my friend was here, was worn out from all the attention and fun that he really loves being a part of.
Which takes us to Charlie. At his respectable age of 15+ he seems to have enjoyed his time here too.  As I finish writing this post, he's sleeping soundly and snoring loudly!

And finally just as a teaser, I'll say that I hope you stop back by in the next day or so to meet this lovely gal named Leah. Who, like Hannah, will be coming to us as a "hospice foster" via Lab Rescue.


  1. A change of scenery is so good for the soul and mind. It doesn’t make our worries go away, but gives us time to relax from them - for a little while.

  2. Hello,
    The Tennessee trip sounds like a fun time for all. Relaxation is necessary for relieving stress and for our mental health. These Covid times are very stressful. Love the cute dogs and photos. I am looking forward to meeting Leah. Take care, enjoy your day!

  3. I'm so sorry about Hannah, no matter how often you go through this, it hurts just as much every time. You are a remarkable woman, Kim. And Charlie at 15, I remember him as a much younger dog so I must have known you for a long time now. Take care.

  4. The rainbow is a sign from Hannah that she's OK and at the bridge. After Kyla left this world, a couple of days later she sent us a rainbow message.

  5. Pretty Leah. Look forward to her story.
    You may get your answer to your worries on the way home.

  6. We are happy to hear that your time away was nice despite the loss of Hannah. That getaway location looks a lot more inviting that the highway. We look forward to learning more about Leah.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. I am so glad that you finally got to recharge your batteries. You astound me with how huge your heart is. Hannah knew your love, and she was so lucky in that regard.

  8. We're glad to hear your time away was pleasant even with the sad news. It sure sounds like the pups had a good time although Todd maybe enjoyed himself a little too much. BOL!

  9. The wheel keeps turning and
    “The kids” keep arriving.
    Wonder how many all together through the years.nt
    Surely you’ve kept count.

  10. Sorry, not sure what the Nat is all about!

  11. What better way to relax than in the company of your favourite fur babies?
    Leah looks a lot like my girl Inca, so we look forward to hearing her story and seeing more photos.

  12. It sounds like everyone had such a wonderful time! We wish you safe travels home, and look forward to meeting Leah! ♥
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  13. thinking of you with such admiration... and love.
    hugs to you and your little travelling buddies. even the barky one! :) XOXO


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