I love being in the garden with Maggie and observing her as she explores with dachshund earnest all of its wonder. It must seem like a forest to her - you know, with her being so short and all.
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She sniffs and sniffs and hunts and hunts. Her long tail wags in sheer excitement of what she MIGHT capture.
And while she takes a break now and then from her adventure to stand guard and protect me ...
It usually isn't too long before she is back at it again - nose to the ground and off to follow yet another scent.
But not before she looks up and thanks God for her many blessings.
And as I marvel at her sweetness and get misty with how much I love her, I make sure to thank God too.