This Moment~See Beautiful

This winter has been a long cold one in Wisconsin. It’s been so cold I haven’t spent much time outside. I am a hermit when it comes to cold weather and I found out last Sunday on my walk around my property that I have been missing out on some real See Beautiful moments.

The real beauty I saw was in my furkids. Nellie, Gambler and Glory. In the outdoors with the natural sunlight and the beautiful surrounding of my property the real beauty of them was seen.

Glory

Glory

Gambler

Gambler

Gambler

Gambler

Glory and momma Nellie.

Glory and momma Nellie.

Nellie

Nellie

My favorite picture of the day, Nellie.

My favorite picture of the day, Nellie.

The pine trees in the background are trees that I planted back in 1998 when we bought the property. They have really grown into beautiful trees that make beautiful background for my pictures.

Gambler and Glory

Gambler and Glory

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Nellie

Nellie

Glory

Glory

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The marsh and pond have a different look to it in the winter. A This Moment~See Beautiful look. I stood back in awe and just smiled at what I have produced all stemming from my foundation stud Norman, he gave me Nellie and Gambler and Nellie gave me Glory. Three souls that will be beautiful to me each moment of each day. I leave you with my favorite dog poem. This pretty much sums up my feelings on my furkids.

Just A Dog 

From time to time people tell me, “Lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “That’s a lot of money for just a dog,” They don’t understand the distance traveled, time spent, or costs involved for “Just a dog.” Some of my proudest moments have come about with “Just a dog.” Many hours have passed with my only company being “Just a dog,” and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest moments were brought  about  by  “Just a dog.” In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “Just a dog” provided comfort and purpose to overcome the day.

If you, too, think its “Just a dog,” you will probably understand phrases like “Just a friend,” “Just a sunrise,” or “Just a promise.” “Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of “Just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. 

For me and folks like me, it’s not “Just a dog.” It’s an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. “Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday people can understand it’s not “Just a dog.” It’s the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “Just a man or woman.”

So the next time you hear the phrase “Just a dog,” smile, because they “Just Don’t Understand.”

*Author Unknown

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39 thoughts on “This Moment~See Beautiful

  1. Those are some beautiful shots. No matter how we feel about the temps or the weather, nature is always beautiful – especially when used as a background for a beloved dog (or three). Thanks for sharing the photos and the poem. Hope you have a nice weekend. 🙂

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  2. That is a bummer living in WI and not liking cold weather, we love the cold and winter weather, so does Mom. The thought of living without the winter is not something Mom wants to ponder. Beautiful writing about “just a dog”. There is no just a dog at our house. We are family members, very important souls and Mom can’t imagine a life without us.

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  3. Hi Y’all!

    Nothing is more beautiful than I…I’m “just a dog”, but I have all the love in the world and I get all the love my Humans have. I share their lives. I care for them and protect them. I show them all the beauty in our world. I share my world.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  4. Those photos are glorious! I LOVE the one of all three of them sitting on those rocks in the snow. All of them are wonderful and definitely a moment of beauty! None of them look like “just dogs” but like adorable fur children!

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  5. What wonderful photos! There is something very special about the white in an older dogs face, it is just so beautiful.
    Winter really is a beautiful season, with the pure white snow on the green pine trees and the fresh, crisp air, but I also have trouble dragging myself out there. The puppy is really the thing getting me outside this winter, more than I want to be really! 🙂

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  6. Wow you have the most dignified looking dogs (if they were human I’d say, distinguished) especially Nellie. She reminds me of those older ladies who’ve raised their kids, raised a bit of he** in their day, and now have tons of wisdom.

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