Today’s quote is ~ oh how did you guess? Animals!

 

“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings and walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.”
― Suzanne Clothier, Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs

 

IMG_0378More photos of “Blue” ~ the 8 month old dog found in the woods of Maine with his muzzle tightly taped shut. He was miraculously found and even more miraculously, survived and thrived as he underwent his months long journey towards life. 

I had a visit today with Dr. Gary Steur, the doctor who transformed Blue medically. He said the true horror of the situation was that despite what man had done to him, Blue never behaved in a mean way. Dr. Steur said he was sweet from the day he was saved in the deep woods of the Western Mountains of Maine until he was finally ready to join his forever home.

To read more about this remarkable  testament to the will to live, please refer to the links in my preceding post ~ 3 Day Quote…Challenge 1.

In closing, a picture I took today of the area of rugged, wooded,  mountainous terrain where Blue was found…

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3 thoughts on “3 Day Quote… Challenge #2

  1. wonderful quote and i love that you linked it with Blue’s story. i wish i could hug him and i rest knowing he is in good hands and surrounded by amazing people who rescued and nursed him back to health. that’s the wonder of a dog, they love unconditionally and i really get mad at the humans who mistreat this love and loyalty.

    1. Thanks! I am amazed by Blue even though I’ve never “met” him. As Sasha received acupuncture yesterday Dr Steur & I were talking about him (I told him I’d used Blue in my blog). He said as a doctor & a human he was humbled by Blue’s ability to be so loving. I won’t go into details as to severity of his injuries but suffice it to say if he had been taped a few more hours he would have died. Yet despite ALL that he gave love.

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