Hunter’s Beauty

“Everything has beauty,

but not everyone sees it.”  ~Confucius

This is Hunter, a new arrival. He visited the Memorial Garden today and decided to stay awhile. I can’t tell you his story yet, as he has not been assessed. It breaks my heart to see older dogs like Hunter come in. They have stories; long ones. Whether by choice, necessity or happenstance, they arrive here confused, sad and anxious about their future.

He does not yet know it, but he is lucky to arrived at Homeward Bound, where dedicated and caring volunteers will work hard to ensure a loving home for him.

Like the petals of these spent flowers, he still has great beauty to offer.

I hope that someone will see it in him someday soon.

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

10 thoughts on “Hunter’s Beauty”

  1. Poor, sweet baby. I have to confess to bursting into tears when I saw his picture…he reminded me so of my own recently departed boy. Please let us know what happens to him. He is so lucky to have come to Homeward Bound.

  2. Such a sweet face, but a sad face! We really want to adopt an older dog one day. Unfortunately, since the two major shelters where we are, are kill shelters that are constantly overflowing.. they’re often the first to be PTS. It breaks my heart! Here’s hoping Hunter finds a lovely new home! I would pick him up in a heartbeat if it weren’t for the considerable distance between us. GIve him a scritch for me the next time you see him, will ya?

  3. So very true! We see so many come in like this, broken. We will make him smile again, just wait and see.

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