“As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
As We Grow Old
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. View all posts by Ogee
18 thoughts on “As We Grow Old”
Now this one made me cry. We lost him late Sunday afternoon. Poor sweet boy.
I know. But he looked so peaceful soaking up the sun in his last hours.
This is so sad. My deepest condolences.
Passing is sad. A long life, lived mostly well, is something to celebrate and honor 🙂
How peaceful he seems, wise and ready, though we’re never ready to say goodbye. I am so sorry for this loss and so deeply touched that there is a garden where our companions are honored for the pure gift they offer our lives. Gentle peace.
Such beautiful and comforting words.
Thank you. That pups have a place to pass peacefully and surrounded by people who care deeply is part of what we contribute to.
This is why I chose to rescue old and/or disabled Goldens. I find there is a particular sweetness to them as they age, and if I can give them a last few years or months of comfort and love, then I am well rewarded.
Bless you. And so true. They are our favorite friends.
Such a lovely photograph of such a lovely creature. It’s heartbreaking to watch them age and pass on, but I take comfort in the fact that they felt safe and loved before heading off to meet friends at the Rainbow Bridge.
We should all be so lucky to be surrounded by sunshine and those that care when the time comes.
So sorry…………but he does look so peaceful in this picture.
I, too, choose to foster seniors. Breaks my heart to think they might not have a home for their last years. It still hurts when we lose them, though. Thank you for the memorial garden.
Thank you for fostering. It’s a wonderful gift 🙂
Rest in peace, sweet boy.
Thank you, Zee. And keep that bulldog burrito bundled 🙂