Special Moments Happen Often Around Here #RecipeForMoments


I consider myself a pretty lucky person because I have special moments with Sherman and Leroy all the time.

There’s just something about being with these guys that make every moment we share together special. It can be the morning kisses they give me when I stagger out of bed, the wiggling butts and barks I’m given when I come home, the belly rubs and massages at night, or just a simple winter walk.

All of these special moments that we share every day makes it hard for me to pin point one special moment that means more than others, but there is one that happened last week with Leroy that is stuck in my mind right now.

It was the day after he came home from the vet after having his surgery and you could tell he was happy to be home but he was not quite feeling up to par. He was confused because I was taking him out in the back yard on a leash and you could tell all he wanted to do was to go sniff around the yard by himself to make sure nothing had changed since he had been away and he did not want to be restricted investigating by being on leash and me hoovering over him.

I felt bad for him but I wasn’t going to let him off leash and risk him taking off running around the backyard and injuring himself, so I stayed strong.

After awhile he realized he wasn’t going to get his freedom back anytime in the next several minutes so he sat down next to me and gazed out into the woods. I watched him as he observed his surroundings and took it all in. It was obvious he had missed this over the past few days and it seemed like he had lost some of the sparkle in his eyes.


He sniffed the air. He looked from side to side. He stared out into the open woods and he barked back at a dog that was barking far off in the distance.

Then he looked up at me.

We locked eyes for a few minutes and I smiled at him and he let out a big sigh.

Then he scooted closer to me, enough so that his body was touching mine, and we stayed that way for well over 20 minutes.

Just standing in the snow, staring out into the woods.

I don’t think either one of us wanted to move. It was exactly where we wanted to be and it was the perfect Nature’s Recipe for Moments.



Our story is a part of the #RecipeForMoments blog hop hosted by BlogPaws. Link up below to share your story of the bond you and your pet share. What do you think your pet feels in your special moments? Five random U.S. winners who link up their blog post will win a Nature’s Recipe® lightweight collar camera to capture special moments from their pet’s point of view. See BlogPaws for official rules and details.

If you have had a special moment with your dog recently, join in the hop and share it with us.

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30 Comments on Special Moments Happen Often Around Here #RecipeForMoments

  1. M. K. Clinton
    February 8, 2014 at 1:42 am (2 years ago)

    What a touching moment to share. I could feel your emotions in the words. : )
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  2. Bichonpawz
    February 8, 2014 at 3:40 am (2 years ago)

    What a beautiful moment you shared! You sure have a way with words…felt like I was right there with you!
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  3. Daisy
    February 8, 2014 at 4:01 am (2 years ago)

    Just love those moments of companionable peace….

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Oz the Terrier
    February 8, 2014 at 5:58 am (2 years ago)

    Sometimes the special moments are so simple like standing in a comfortable silence with your companion observing the world as it goes by. You and Leroy are lucky to have such a moment and to realize it. Some people never stop long enough to notice the special in an ordinary day.
    *Cairn cuddles*
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  5. slimdoggy
    February 8, 2014 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

    So sweet – love those times with our dogs…I had one with Jack last week that was similar…coming home from the vet…wait…why I’m I writing it here, I’ll go join the Hop!
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  6. houndstooth
    February 8, 2014 at 11:43 am (2 years ago)

    Aww! I love this! It just proves my belief that when we look back, the little moments will be the really big moments. I hope he’s still feeling better! :)
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  7. jan
    February 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I agree with Houndstooth. It is so easy to overlook the little moments but they are really the big moments. Beautifully written.
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  8. 2browndawgs
    February 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm (2 years ago)

    That is such a sweet story. :)
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  9. Rene, Jim, Wyatt Ray & Spirit Jerry
    February 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Dogs are the best way to teach us how to live in the Now. What a gift!

    P.S. That weather looks REALLY cold in the first photo. Brrr!

  10. The OP Pack
    February 8, 2014 at 8:47 pm (2 years ago)

    We can almost see this moment so perfectly – how very sweet! Hope Leroy’s healing goes well.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. carma Poodale
    February 9, 2014 at 12:22 am (2 years ago)

    You are truly blessed to have those two guys. The same can be said for them. You are one heck of a dog mom. I felt as I was the one standing there with you both. Thank you for sharing this moment with us.
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  12. Marquie
    February 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Such a beautiful and sweet moment between you two. Loved reading this. Thank you for sharing.
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  13. tylersat99
    February 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Mica was not happy having to be still after the emergency C, but we got through the 10 days with her behaving. Although she refused all pain meds.
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  14. Dolly the Doxie
    February 9, 2014 at 10:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Sometimes you think they aren’t aware of whats going on but when you realize they are more aware than you think its pretty amazing. Love Dolly

  15. Lauranne
    February 10, 2014 at 6:08 am (2 years ago)

    Sounds like such a perfect moment!!
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  16. Diane Holland
    February 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm (2 years ago)

    What a loving and special story! And what an absolute gorgeous dog! Hope he’s feeling better these days and you guys have more of those loving walks!
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  17. Carol Bryant
    February 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I love following their adventures and could think of no better person to be their mama than you. What a great recipe for moment x 2 big loving Newfs.

  18. Peggy
    February 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm (2 years ago)

    love it. Those quiet, simple connecting times are the best!
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