Last weekend we traveled to Richmond for a CCI puppy workshop for Martin and where Toliver reunited with his fabulous puppy raiser Colleen.
Forrest got to show his appreciation
for Colleen too!
We learned a lot working with the professional CCI trainers and by connecting with other puppy raisers.
Back in Middleburg the next day we attended the Middleburg point-to-point races with some of our local CCI friends. CCI provides puppy raisers and graduates with an incredibly supportive community of like-minded, caring, and compassionate dog lovers...
Who also enjoy cheering for the race horses!
On Mother's Day our good friend Marcia took us flyfishing on the north fork of the Thorton River. When Marcia first put a fly rod in your hand, Forrest you were barely talking and still confined to your wheelchair.
Pops, the avid photographer, caught this great picture of Toliver, off duty and thoroughly enjoying his own R&R just being a regular Labrador! Not a care in the world, chasing sticks and running circles through the stream!
It was a Mother's Day prayer fulfilled, watching you fish in the stream, reveling in the sunshine, the rippling water, the fresh Spring air and your growing health. Precious moments. Life is so fragile, so uncertain. We give thanks for each precious moment.