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So sweet y'all were able to get together and I love the painting. What a lovely remembrance of your Hudson.
As with all of them, they never leave you and paintings have such a different feel to them!
 

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Sani

She cries endless tears.
I wipe them
but they return,
flowing in an etched line
down her graying muzzle.

Left alone for a few hours
She slowly climbs the steps
Seeking us in our bedroom.
I find Sani in her bed
staring up at ours.

What happened to her?
I was sent a picture of Sani
on the streets of Istanbul,
nestled in a cardboard box.
Who would do this?

There is a sweetness to Sani.
Like a soft rose.
Like a song that finds a memory.

Life is failing her,
Inexorably.
Sani’s weeping eyes are weak,
but she sees us.
Her rickety legs cause her to stumble,
But she picks herself up;
noiselessly; with dignity.
Her expectations are simple,
and I should take wisdom from this.
But I want Sani to be completely well – whole again.

Her perfect day
is to roll in the grass,
a full belly,
and a nose filled with the smells of spring.
 

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I have tears....
 

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Sani June 3, 2021

She cries endless tears.
I wipe them
but they return,
flowing in an etched line
down her graying muzzle.

Left alone for a few hours
She slowly climbs the steps
Seeking us in our bedroom.
I find Sani in her bed
staring up at ours.

What happened to her?
I was sent a picture of Sani
on the streets of Istanbul,
nestled in a cardboard box.
Who would do this?

There is a sweetness to Sani.
Like a soft rose.
Like a song that finds a memory.

Life is failing her,
Inexorably.
Sani’s weeping eyes are weak,
but she sees us.
Her rickety legs cause her to stumble,
But she picks herself up;
noiselessly; with dignity.
Her expectations are simple,
and I should take wisdom from this.
But I want Sani to be completely well – whole again.

Her perfect day
is to roll in the grass,
a full belly,
and a nose filled with the smells of spring.
I love this.
 

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Sani

She cries endless tears.
I wipe them
but they return,
flowing in an etched line
down her graying muzzle.

Left alone for a few hours
She slowly climbs the steps
Seeking us in our bedroom.
I find Sani in her bed
staring up at ours.

What happened to her?
I was sent a picture of Sani
on the streets of Istanbul,
nestled in a cardboard box.
Who would do this?

There is a sweetness to Sani.
Like a soft rose.
Like a song that finds a memory.

Life is failing her,
Inexorably.
Sani’s weeping eyes are weak,
but she sees us.
Her rickety legs cause her to stumble,
But she picks herself up;
noiselessly; with dignity.
Her expectations are simple,
and I should take wisdom from this.
But I want Sani to be completely well – whole again.

Her perfect day
is to roll in the grass,
a full belly,
and a nose filled with the smells of spring.
As I read this, I think Sani feels every day with you is a perfect day.❤
 

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Sani

She cries endless tears.
I wipe them
but they return,
flowing in an etched line
down her graying muzzle.

Left alone for a few hours
She slowly climbs the steps
Seeking us in our bedroom.
I find Sani in her bed
staring up at ours.

What happened to her?
I was sent a picture of Sani
on the streets of Istanbul,
nestled in a cardboard box.
Who would do this?

There is a sweetness to Sani.
Like a soft rose.
Like a song that finds a memory.

Life is failing her,
Inexorably.
Sani’s weeping eyes are weak,
but she sees us.
Her rickety legs cause her to stumble,
But she picks herself up;
noiselessly; with dignity.
Her expectations are simple,
and I should take wisdom from this.
But I want Sani to be completely well – whole again.

Her perfect day
is to roll in the grass,
a full belly,
and a nose filled with the smells of spring.
Sani

She cries endless tears.
I wipe them
but they return,
flowing in an etched line
down her graying muzzle.

Left alone for a few hours
She slowly climbs the steps
Seeking us in our bedroom.
I find Sani in her bed
staring up at ours.

What happened to her?
I was sent a picture of Sani
on the streets of Istanbul,
nestled in a cardboard box.
Who would do this?

There is a sweetness to Sani.
Like a soft rose.
Like a song that finds a memory.

Life is failing her,
Inexorably.
Sani’s weeping eyes are weak,
but she sees us.
Her rickety legs cause her to stumble,
But she picks herself up;
noiselessly; with dignity.
Her expectations are simple,
and I should take wisdom from this.
But I want Sani to be completely well – whole again.

Her perfect day
is to roll in the grass,
a full belly,
and a nose filled with the smells of spring.
You have saved dear Sani from the streets of Istanbul as I have done with Marla who also comes from there.
You have given her a life she would never have had which is the gift.
Beautiful poignant poem.
 

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From Cardbox to Lovebox.
I wish everyone to encounter such love does not matter by a paw or human to have a poem written to.
Yess, rescue life breaks one's wings.One looses trust,love in humanity but than you read a poem and you are getting reminded that although very dark there is still some light.I needed to read this tonight.Thank you @OscarsDad. I cannot write more than a thank you.And thank you for being a part of the rescue world and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue.
 

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I appreciate all of your kind thoughts. Sani enjoyed her first Vermont fire pit gathering last night and when no one was looking stuck her entire snout in a popcorn bowl. Living the life!

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How can a girl resist a bowl of popcorn!
 

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I appreciate all of your kind thoughts. Sani enjoyed her first Vermont fire pit gathering last night and when no one was looking stuck her entire snout in a popcorn bowl. Living the life!

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😂😂😂I told you she is my girl!While others are going main stream and interested in what's going out there in other's lives,she minds her own business not loosing her focus which is the popcorn.She is smart that one 😍😎😃PS:BE careful Oscar.You better be her ally and stick to her.You've got so much to learn ✌
 

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Sani

She cries endless tears.
I wipe them
but they return,
flowing in an etched line
down her graying muzzle.

Left alone for a few hours
She slowly climbs the steps
Seeking us in our bedroom.
I find Sani in her bed
staring up at ours.

What happened to her?
I was sent a picture of Sani
on the streets of Istanbul,
nestled in a cardboard box.
Who would do this?

There is a sweetness to Sani.
Like a soft rose.
Like a song that finds a memory.

Life is failing her,
Inexorably.
Sani’s weeping eyes are weak,
but she sees us.
Her rickety legs cause her to stumble,
But she picks herself up;
noiselessly; with dignity.
Her expectations are simple,
and I should take wisdom from this.
But I want Sani to be completely well – whole again.

Her perfect day
is to roll in the grass,
a full belly,
and a nose filled with the smells of spring.
So beautiful, so...so...I am without words...
 

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Interesting Sani fact this morning. We took her to the only veterinary opthamologist in VT for a thorough eye exam and to find out why her eyes are constantly tearing. Turns out she was born without any lower tear ducts; the ones that drain the eyes through the nose. So she will keep tearing and I will keep wiping. As long as the areas on her snout do not get infected the only consequence is she looks like she is constantly crying. And, no glaucoma!

She continues to do well, with some incredibly good days where she frolics and body slams her brother. Most times she is lower key but seems happy enough. Her exotic diet, laser therapy, and acupuncture, along with Carprofen, are bringing her good relief from her arthritis. She has fallen into the rhythm of our home and the country life.

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Bless her, I don't think she could be in better care and hit the jackpot with her family x
 

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Beautiful Sani-kins with her soulful eyes! She's a lucky girl to have her family in VT.
 
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