Monday, June 02, 2008

My Girl

Here is Herself looking both regal and loving as she suns in a small pool of strong sunlight in the garden. We have decided to enjoy this summer together to the fullest, and she tells me clearly that she is not going anywhere, at least not without me. She is also telling me that the swallowing of so many medications every day is tedious stuff indeed.

Taking photos of her has always been a challenge, and this one was a quick grab. She has long been a practitioner of some wild and mystical form of spiritual practice which delights in constant dancing motion and singing to the moon. That same esoteric practice leads her to shun the taking of photos, feeling perhaps that the camera is trying to capture her soul.

15 comments:

Shelli said...

Cassie! It's so good to see your beautiful face!

Ernestine said...

Your words this early morning and this special image.
Have indeed touched my heart.

sorrow11 said...

What a nobel and regal face! I can see the photo caption now" Only for you dear one, would I suffer a photo"

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh she is so beautiful. I just want to hug her! What a lovely post.

Anonymous said...

cassie sits in my heart right beside my daughter's space ~ i have adopted her through your written journey's and now her luscious chocolate face...what a gift! thank you cate for posting her...

peace,
Lil

jzr said...

She is very beautiful and seems full of wisdom. Please hug her for me!

linda said...

what an expressive and nobel face she has...I love her already....as I have always been a dog person, I especially feel your pain and see her wisdom...may she be with you for many long days to come...we all know, doctors don't know all, they just think they do!

Taexalia said...

Ah kisses for Cassie and bosies for you dear sister xxx

Rowan said...

Cassie is beautiful, you're lucky to have such a faithful friend. It's a shame that she doesn't like having her photo taken - unlike Bilbo Baggins who loves it and actually poses for the camera:)

Aisling said...

Cassie is a beautiful girl. My Maudie is 13 now also; I posted her little birthday tribute on May 15th. Her signs of aging are not yet causing her any distress, but we can see clearly that she is slowing down.

Cassie is blessed to be walking through her final days with you, Cate.

much love,
Aisling

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to see the Little Brown Girl. Ah, the things we do for love. Cassie Girl knows she is loved and pauses, in the midst of her wild heart rambles, to gift us with her wise loving face.

Sandi

Sky said...

today i read over your more recent posts which i had not yet seen. i love seeing this beautiful photograph of cassie and am so sorry to read she is ill. i know what it is like to face the challenge you see before you. my pups were like my children to me, and i miss them more than words could ever express. one lived to be almost 18 and the other to 15 1/2. they both had good, long lives. nevertheless, i would have been happy for them to live at least another 30 years! i hope you and cassie have a delightful summer romping about and discovering more of life's mysteries and joys.

Livia Indica said...

What a gorgeous soul!

Kristina said...

Oh, what a beautiful love bug she is!! Thank you for this lovely photo of Cassie. She is too precious.

Kristina

Lydia said...

I found your blog this early July morning via Ernestine's blog. Read that your girl needs you now...
I am glad to see her photo and will send sweetest blessings to you both during this time.