Transcendent Moments

The weather turned very warm again this weekend…brushing 100-degrees and testing our commitment!

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Maria and Ina were both out…my garden partners returned after their treks far and wide. Defying the temperatures and the bunny literally staring her in the face, Maria has planted rows and rows of tiny sunflower plants. I suspect that they are just tonight’s dinner – but you have to admire her persistence. It is a battle of wills now. Some will remember that we disposed of the bunnies’ favorite den – the monster blackberry bramble – a season ago. Now they have taken up residence right in the middle of Maria’s sunflowers. Bunny revenge!

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The heat brings the dogs to the garden – seeking shade and some cool grass to roll in. This is Jenna who arrived last night – literally pulled from a shelter by one of our awesome volunteers in her final hour. Her joy (and ours) is obvious.

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Gypsy is another new arrival and a certified fence jumper. We’ll have to work on that wanderlust and find her a home that she’ll never want to leave.

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Canelo is a young boy – only about one year of age – who lost his leg and has really struggled with recovery. Most tripods bounce back quickly, but not this boy. So our volunteers crawled through the 120-degree attic to find and rehab this cart for him. It immediately changed his perspective; we have hope that it changes his future as well.

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Hunter is the last of the Reservoir Dogs still with us. Such a sweet boy. He and his tennis ball are inseparable –

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but he did discover that he would trade a ball for a birdie…if only he could catch one!

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The garden was warm and buzzing with hundreds of honey bees, gratefully soaking up all that was offered.

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“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” ~
John Milton

14 comments

  1. Ogee, thank you so much for sharing Gypsy’s ecstasy and our relief that HB volunteers got him to HB; the ingenuity of HB volunteers to help Canelo love life again; and Hunter’s fleeting sense that he might consider dropping the tennis ball if he could catch that bird!!

  2. Canelo is a boy after my heart. My Shadow’s littermate, Emma, lost her right rear leg to osteosarcoma about 2 years ago. She had a rough time too, at first, but she’s doing great now. I hope the cart helps the sweet boy regain his self-confidence.

    • Thank you! It was quite a transformation, seeing him wag his tail and take off for a walk. We are hopeful that this is the beginning of a great turnaround for this sweet boy.

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