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  • Dedicated to Bart, who had the Most Beautiful Tail

    It's very simple. Dogs and cats and other talented animals have tails; their tails, with their thousands of flourishes, provide them with a wonderfully complex language of arabesques, not only for what they think and feel and suffer, but for every mood and vibration in their feeling tone. We have no tails, and since the more lively among us need some form of expression, we make ourselves paintbrushes and pianos and violins..." _Hermann Hesse
  • Denali – Queen of our Pack

    C-Myste Denali RAE3,CGC (a.k.a. Wild Woman!)

  • Kenai – Our First Cardi

    Trust 'n Luck Keep an Eye Out (The Funniest Dog in the World)

  • Elbee – Our Teeny Pembroke Princess 1998-2010

    Bridgecreeks Little Bit, CGC

  • Sage – Our Perpetual Puppy!

    C-Myste Baledwr Redwood Sunrise RN

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    Toreth Spirit in the Sky BN, CD, RAE, CGC

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Why I Run: To be Outside. To See what I Otherwise Wouldn’t! And because I’ve Been Running for So Long that Nothing Else makes Sense!

On Sunday, late morning, I was on the way home from spectating at the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco. Normally I’d have run that race, but a nagging back injury kept me from participating this year. I am recovering (finally) and can run a 10k, but not ready for a half marathon just yet. Next year I’ll be there!
Nonetheless, you can’t keep a real “runner” down. While spectating during a race I typically jump in and run a short distance with participating running buddies as they pass by. This year it was so cold, gray and cloudy in San Francisco that I opted to stay bundled up on the sidelines.
On my way home, a half hour south of SF, the sun was out.  Since I was dressed for running, and the day was far nicer in San Mateo than it had been in San Francisco, I stopped off at the Sawyer Camp Trail for a short 4-miler.
This trail borders a huge reservoir, which is absolutely gorgeous, especially during the Fall months. Given the scenery, the time flies by and you are barely aware of the effort it takes to run. It’s a favorite trail. From these photos, showing what you see while running, you’ll see why.




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