Me and Emma


See me.

See Emma.

This is Peace.

She usually rides along with me on our adventures flattened on my lap

Just calmly looking around at everything.

The extent of her reactivity is a slight heightening in muscular tension and brightening of her eyes.

Her age (8-10 yrs.) seems to have given her enough time to see and do most of what she had on her bucket list

So now she seems content in my lap just lookin’ around at stuff, sleeping, eating extremely gourmet meals and being her perfect self.

She is my teacher.

She rests so deeply.

Appreciates adoringly.

Is so curious in a magnificently contained sort of way.

She poops and pees regularly and without drama.

Stays close but never in a cloying way.

Keeps herself modestly well groomed.

Patient with my endless human denseness.

Grows uproariously ecstatic rooting around in large expanses of dewey, green grass smelling like a symphony of her species.

Dig, dig…pee..pee..look at me!…pee…pee…

Back on my lap we cruise until someone stops us; “OH! That dog is so cute!!”…cooo… (Cathy gets impatient..)

I must share.

We roll on.

Life is extraordinarily good.

So good…so good.


12 Responses to “Me and Emma”

  1. PATRICIA on July 31st, 2015


  2. Rob on July 31st, 2015

    That sounds great. Glad Emma is working out so well.

  3. Gay on July 31st, 2015

    I’m SO happy for both you and Emma. It’s obvious that you were meant for each other! Thanks for sharing your insights. Can’t wait to meet her!
    x, Gay

  4. Alexandra Eldridge on July 31st, 2015

    How beautifully you compliment each other. So, so happy for you both.

  5. gerry harty on July 31st, 2015

    Beautiful picture of the two of you!!! The perfect match…xoxo Gerry

  6. Jeff on July 31st, 2015

    “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
    ? Milan Kundera

  7. barbara on August 1st, 2015

    So happy to see you with Emma…put a BIG smile on my face this morning.

  8. Barbara McDaniel on August 1st, 2015

    Beautiful, Cath. Love the photo, love the words, love YOU.

  9. Jenny on August 1st, 2015

    Wonderful little dog that despite all her traumas she is so (mainly ) peaceful and mannered and simply soaking up a new life.

  10. Rita Kindl Myers on August 3rd, 2015

    The two of you together are perfect. <3

  11. KK Wilder on August 3rd, 2015

    This pix of you is a real keeper, dear mentor and guide! (And my kitty Missy likes Emma, too!)

  12. Cynthia on August 5th, 2015

    Cathy it was so nice to meet you and Emma today. I really enjoyed connecting with you and finding that I ,also, can find the joy in life!

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