Friday, September 30, 2011

This Moment - A Friday Ritual - Frankie

This Moment – A Friday ritual. Photos capturing special moments.  Simple, special, extraordinary moments.
Moments you want to pause, savor and remember.

“This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama which was introduced to me by Sarah-Jane.


















This Friday Ritual is usually meant for photos - no words. I'm going to add just a few words here. This is my Border Collie, Frankie. He is truly a family member. I've shared with several blogger friends that he has torn ligaments in both back legs. It happens for a variety of reasons and sometimes "just happens". Surgery is not always an option. We are waiting for an answer from his Vet. However, the alternative is not as dire as we feared. Shots directly into the muscles near his spine may work. 


Thank you so much to those of you who kept Frankie in your thoughts. If it is your belief, please keep sending healing energy and positive thoughts. We appreciate it. 


Be sure and leave your link the the comments section below. 







55 comments:

DangerousLinda said...

that pup's so cute he looks like a toy when he's not moving!  very sweet -- thank you for sharing and best wishes for his healing process!

here's my moment:

http://www.dangerouslinda.com/?p=1075

Martha Orlando said...

What a gorgeous dog!  Love these photos you took. :)

Nelieta Mishchenko said...

I love the first photo Mari! He does have gorgeous eyes! Thank you for visiting our hostel photo..here is mine :)

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Jpbrandanophoto said...

Some really good images and some great news.. Hope all is going well


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Savy1920 said...

Love the first image and I wish for a speedy recovery...

Jewell said...

LOL - I love that full on face shot...the size of the ears crack me up!!  So cute!  =)

Here's my moment...http://really-wait-what.blogspot.com/2011/09/friday-moment-93011.html

Jennifer said...

Awwww - Frankie is a doll. I can identify with a pet being part of the family. We have an amazing dog, Maverick... and I couldn't imagine our family without him.

Mary said...

Mari, that first one is absolutely precious!  This is a border collie isn't it?  We had a couple black and whites, but now all we have is the red/white female.  They are a great dog!

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Anna Sides said...

Wow!  All of your photos are great, but the first one takes the cake!  Great moments :)

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Roy_durham said...

border collies are the best family dog around and darn good ranch dog/cowdog. i have a number of them over the years and they all have been friends and family. Frankie looks like a good one and i will pray for him. thank you for the great photo and god bless

Bonnie Gayadeen said...

He's beautiful ....healing thoughts sent your way..As always...XOXOXOXO

Bonnie Gayadeen said...

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Alan said...

fantastic these four legged wonder dogs, my two have had much surgery and still provide loads of love to my bride and i and despite their very senior years, give more than they receive :) wish you all the best with your wonder dog, mari 

Sulekha Rawat said...

Sending love and healing thoughts to Frankie and you. Lovely expressive eyes...

Pamanner said...

Made me smile. . .adorable.
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Michael Long said...

I found a special moment with this rodeo clown getting ready to go out and do this thing.  I hope this is on subject. 
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Corinne Rodrigues said...

Frankie looks like a wonderful, loving dog...praying for him...Thank you for sharing, Mari.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you Corinne - I don't know what we'd do without him in our family!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I love this in b&w

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you...

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, Sulekha. I don't know what we'd do without him in our family!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, Alan.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you. 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, Roy. They really are the best with livestock. He herds goats, horses, kids - everything lol.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thanks, Anna. He hates having his photo taken and tries to hide lol.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Mary - Yes, he's a border collie. They say if you don't want a dog smarter than you are, don't get a b. collie lol. Red and whites are lovely.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Maverick - a really neat name! I bet he's a great companion.

Debra Elramey said...

Sending love and healing prayers for Frankie...What a precious dog.   

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

He's a character - he tries to hide when I try to take his picture lol.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you for your thoughts for Frankie. They are much appreciated!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

So far, so good. Thank you for your comment.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

He's a beauty in every way! Thank you for your comment.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Martha - thank you. He's fun to photograph even though he hates it lol.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Linda - thank you for your kind thoughts and your comment. 

jan said...

He is such a beautiful dog. I know how close one can become to their animals, my heart goes out to you and he.

Janaki Nagaraj said...

He is so cute....hope he gets better soon. My prayers are with him.

teamgsquare said...

Speedy recovery to Frankie

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, Debra. That he is. And super smart.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Jan - thank you for your thoughts - I appreciate them. It's so nice when we bloggers stand together.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you. He is a super dog.

PK Talli said...

:( I hope he gets well soon.
God  bless...

Cheers
Chin

cookingvarieties said...

hi mari, your adorable ones are very lucky to have you snap great photos and momentos of them.
Even blog on them, you have been and always will be caring and attentive to all your pets, including your horse and goats… my healing words for you :) You always did your best to take care of them.

Above all, your deep concern for them touched many bloggers, reading from the comments I read here.
Have a wonderful day

amber hutchins said...

aw. how cute is he!! sure hope he feels better soon~

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

cookingvarieties has left a new comment on your post "This Moment - A Friday Ritual - Frankie": hi mari, your adorable ones are very lucky to have you snap great photos and momentos of them.Even blog on them, you have been and always will be caring and attentive to all your pets, including your horse and goats… my healing words for you :) You always did your best to take care of them.Above all, your deep concern for them touched many bloggers, reading from the comments I read here. Have a wonderful day 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

He is feeling much better. Thank you for your comment!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

He is feeling much better. Thank you for your comment!

SJ said...

What a sweetie x Frankie sure looks happy there. Such a beautiful dog, I'm so glad you have positive news. Heres hoping it will make all the difference.

Tat said...

Frankie is gorgeous. I hope he will recover soon.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you for your positive wishes for Frankie. :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you. He is doing better. Let's hope his healing continues.

Ravenmyth said...

Mari...he is beautiful ...I see what you mean about how he loves to herd. I am so happy you put these photo's up...it puts a little furry face to his name. I love the first shot...he is mesmerizing...how could you not get hooked in by those eyes...please keep us posted on how Frankie is doing...he continues to be in my thoughts for healing...Always...

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AJ said...

Prayers and kisses for Frankie.

Tameka Mullins said...

What a sweetie! My prayers are with him and with you. All will be well.