If Dogs Could Fly


I enjoy photographing birds almost as much as dogs. Off topic as they are, birds make their way here quite frequently. Theirs is not the easiest life, but you have to envy their freedom – which got me to wondering: if dogs could fly…

would they hover close to home, or travel the world?

dog world
Would they pull sticks from the tree tops?

dog stick
And catch balls in mid-flight?

dog wings
Would they travel in packs?

Or set a solo sail?

Old Dog
Would old dogs become young dogs?

old young again
And young dogs never grow old?

Could they fly free of pain and injury?

If dogs could fly, would they bark our friends ‘hello’ just over the rainbow bridge?

Rainbow Bridge
Would they reach for the stars and try to touch the moon?

fly to moon
And still tumble back to earth when the dinner bell rang?

Tumble home dinner
If dogs could fly, would they always find their way home to us?


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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.

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