Fourteen years ago today my homebred “Summer” litter set paw on earth, including my sweet (when she feels like it) girl Brook, and her always sweet brother Duff Combs. The years spent with these dogs have enriched my life immeasurably. Brook, four years out now from her cancer diagnosis and subsequent conversion to a “tripawd”, is thriving and shows me every day what courage looks like. Brook is also a reminder that every moment counts, and we must savor them all, even something as “minor” as a nap in the cool grass or a romp with brother Trystan. Be present with your dogs, and enjoy a glorious season.