A change has been good for each of us. I didn't realize how a house and memories could have such a hold on you. Of course we had many great memories as well, but there, we also had our fair share of difficult times. In many ways and for many reasons, we felt it was time to move forward.
Although we miss our family and friends, overall it has been nice to be in another house and a place which holds different memories.
Tahoe heals, there's no two ways about it.
In Rainey, we could see an immediate change. Overnight, she was a different dog and has never looked back.
We have always said Tahoe is a dog's paradise and it's proving to be. Kama always loved it up here and would cry (me along side her) every time we would leave. Rainey followed suit. Dave always wondered why all the tears. He now understands ; )
I'm not sure if you will notice from the pictures, but Rainey's fur has puffed up from being here.
We laugh because while she had lost a good amount of weight, she looks like a lion in front.
She loves her sunset swims.
I think she looks like she's smiling in this picture.
Running across the ice.
Often times she sits in the front with me.
In Dave's car, he puts her in the back and when he gets in - she's through the gate and in in the backseat.
We call her Raidini.
Many times, we just let her ride where she wants. Why not. She still doesn't like to be in the back. She still cries and bounces off the walls.
Our neighbor Louise, Rainey, and a bunch of her friends.
Rainey and our nephew Ash.
Rainey and her friend Sam.
My dad (the over treater ; ) Rainey loves her walks, especially with his dog Ronda. They go wild through the forest!
This is a beautiful reservoir on one of our walks. Now that it's frozen, Rainey likes to run across.
When she's not out, she likes to watch all the wildlife.
And of course, she makes herself comfortable on all pillows.
A day in the life with Rainey Days Hodder
This day was so windy. There were actually people surfing in the lake. Rainey did some surfing of her own.
Before Aviana died, Rainey would rummage through all the clean laundry just like Kama. After, she didn't. I'm happy to say, she's back to it.
This is the beach we used to take Kama, Aviana, and Snoozer. We have the best memories of them here. I take Rainey all the time. I feel most at peace there.
Thankfully, it's close to our house.
There are still things she won't do since, and that's okay. We are all changed and won't ever be the same, just as long as we are getting better, that's all that matters.