Moments after these photos were taken, her collar slipped off and she ran into the woods. She was a blaze of golden fur up along the ridge. Sometimes, I could only hear her rustling joyously in the dry leaves.
be self-assured when you know the path
It was clear that she was in her bliss. Somehow she knew to follow that. And she did it with a spark in her eyes and joy in her step.
Overcome Fear With Joy
I felt helpless and scared as I watched her run across the ridge, back into the gorge, and up again. My spouse came to help find her and bring her home.
Return to the Ones You Love
After a few more moments of running full out, she ran into my partner's arms. I closed my eyes for a moment to let it sink in how strong our family of three really is...