Engaging the Moment: Fastest Dog, Aging Dog

People frequently admired Phoenix’s speed and agility.  She was for a time the fastest dog in the dog park!  So fast she appeared as if running on water when retrieving a ball or Frisbee thrown out over the lakes, streams, ponds and rivers we visited.  I loved seeing her back legs advancing beyond her front as in the photo above.  She seemed aware of and delighted with her gifts of speed.

Today, watching her, it is a constant surrender into the aging process.  I wish for it to be less painful – the shift from holding on to the past to being fully present with Life in the moment.  She is teaching me this of course.  I keep imagining that what I am learning from Phoenix will be helpful in years to come.

phoenix-in-sun-rays

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