I hope everyone who celebrates it had a pleasant Thanksgiving yesterday. Ours was lovely, visiting family in Westminster, Colorado, though the thought that yesterday would have been my mother’s 81st birthday was always at the back of my mind.
Six years ago, Rion was born in the foster care program of Pikes Peak Humane Society. Eight weeks later, on a cold December evening, he joined our family.This photo shows him on his first night with us, when he was rather apprehensive. However, within a day or so, he decided that Rion Rules! an attitude he has never lost.
Yesterday a friend and I took our dogs to Black Forest Regional Park. As seen in this photo, BFRP was mostly charred by the 2013 Black Forest wild fire, which started several hundred feet outside the park boundaries. Despite this, we had a lovely walk under cloudy skies, looking at the wild-flowers and Pikes Peak in the distance.