As We Grow Old

“As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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.

18 thoughts on “As We Grow Old”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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