Monday, January 16, 2012

Patience and the Passage of Time

You can almost see the ones on her chin here...
I just discovered some white hairs on Nyxie - a couple on her shiny, black head and a faint little row of them on her chin!  When did this happen?  When did Nyxie go from obnoxious, crazy puppy to a still crazy, white-haired senior?  She's lost no vigor, no strength, non of her wild-child, cracker dog ways.  But white hairs?  No way.

There's no better reminder of the passing of time than the aging of a beloved dog.  I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.  How time flies!  They're so faint, I'm quite sure a picture wouldn't register them.

I took this picture a few weeks ago at the park after she saw the vet and was a bit sedated still.  Behind the park is a Doppler radar tower.  I imagine this as either Nyxie's dream come true, or a torturous tease - an enormous ball waiting to be caught!

"Why can't I catch it, Mom?"


  1. She may have a few white hairs, but she is still so very beautiful - awesome photo too.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  2. Lovely photos.

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  3. Mom said my face is turning gray too. I say I'm just getting by dappled color like brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie) a little late.

  4. Your girl is just beginning to take on the true beauty that comes from life experience and being comfortable in her skin.

  5. Awww...with two seniors of my own, I know exactly what you mean.
    Great pics by the way!

  6. I have lately been thinking about this very thing...the passage of time, and also how "dog time" goes faster than "people time." All three of mine have had the white hairs of wisdom appear on their faces. Gives character, I think.

  7. She is beautiful! White hairs? I only see sunkissed highlights!

    I love the "big ball!" I bet she can catch it in her dreams!

    Husky hugs!


The girls and I love to hear from you - please leave us a note!