Is it youth and exuberance?
Is it an ability to make friends, no matter how unusual?
Maybe it's found in someone who know exactly who they are.
Or just how to have a good time.
Is it serenity?
Or the ability to accept things the way they are without worrying themselves to death?
Is it love? Those who love know love in return.
It's said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If that's true then Chrisi is the most beautiful dog in the world. She's old and grey now but her peaceful nature, her innate sweetness, her love of pack and life still shines through. The glow of her inner beauty far surpasses the outer indications of her advancing years. Age may be just a number but Chrisi wouldn't care even if she could count. She may be slower, weaker but she's still out there doing her best to run with the big dogs. And when she can't she promptly puts it away and looks forward to the next chance to experience life. A lesson I wish I could learn. Companion. Sister. Best friend. Lu's Chrisimas Surprise. A gift that has given far more than we could ever return. Special is far too small a word for such as She. As is Thank you.
Chrisi. She's still my girl. I love her and always will.