Out of the fog

The world gets smaller in winter.
As the mist clears, tiny details emerge.

For a dog with seizures, the world can feel very small, indeed.
Scary, uncontrollable moments followed by a fog.
Most humans find them hard to handle.
It is easy to withdraw.
New diets and medications can make a world of difference –
but the most important ingredient is love.

Daisy is a seizure dog. To look at her you would never know.

Her person is drawn to these special dogs and has become quite the mentoring expert to others.

Rocky and Nalah were recently surrendered for their seizures.

We found them people who understand and accept these episodes as merely details of their special souls.

Among the muted greys and browns of winter –

Startling colors emerge.

Out of the fog –
A whole new life appears.

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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 “Out of the fog”

  1. Ditto what Born To Organize said! My Mom’s last poodle started having idiopathic seizures when she was about 12 years old. (After Mom passed, Boo lived with me.) I cared for as best I could – with the vet’s help – until she passed a few months before her 16th birthday. She had started clustering and her quality of life went south, so my Dad and I decided it was time for her to be reunited with Mom.

  2. I agree with every comment here. It is so wonderful all you do for these amazing animals. I don’t think that there is any situation that you cannot find a solution for. God Bless all who work there and help all the beautiful animals that come there. Thank you.

  3. The photos are incredibly beautiful, Ogee. I smile at every story, and learn so much. I haven’t had any exposure to seizure dogs, and can understand that the need would be to match the dogs with very sensitive people. I am really touched.

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