Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

Today’s photograph is a heartwarming photograph of Shadow and Buster. This photo actually was taken during a devastating time as Buster had just been diagnosed with a terminal illness. This was snapped on my cell phone at an appointment he had with a medical specialist, but of course I brought them both everywhere together. Shadow and Buster were best friends, and it almost appeared as Shadow was providing him moral support. This photo makes me sad yet also warms my heart as they had a special, and unconditional bond. Many wonderful years together ❤️ I sure do miss my boys!

Throwback Adventure

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

So today’s Throwback Adventure is more a Throwback memory, although it really was an Adventure. Back when I lived in Tampa Buster used to climb into the big tree in my backyard. I am not sure if he was smelling the opossums, or just preferred a different view. It is a very funny memory, and what is wilder about it as he used to actually get stuck in the tree. He began this activity as a puppy but grew to be 95 pounds and did not let that stop him. I am sure Wilma would have joined him if she was there. Here he is…my tree climber:

Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

Today’s photograph is a happy photograph of Wilma who really looks like she is smiling! I actually took this photograph at our recent Adventure to Salem, however, somehow it did not make it in the collage so I could not resist sharing in the photo of the week. I also added it to that blog. I love this cheerful photo. Here is my girl Wilma.

Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

Today’s photograph is a happy photograph of Buster just looking adorable! My guess is that this occurred after a walk in the rain, or possibly the snow and I had just dried him off. He was such a good sport to leave the towel for a cute pose. The boys absolutely loved being dried off, such a joyful pair. We sure do miss our Buster, a loving bundle of energy!

November 7, 2020 – Salem Willows Park – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to Salem Willows Park in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem Willows Park is a 35 acre oceanfront park that includes: beaches, a pier, restaurants, basketball courts, tennis courts, and arcades. It is known for the European Willow trees which were planted in 1801.

We had a shore-filled Adventure to Salem Willows Park. We decided to explore Salem Willows Park after spending almost two hours walking around Salem. Our Adventure began along the sidewalk that paralleled the Park where we found many benches for guests, and of course for Wilma posing (haha). We stopped at various beaches along the way, where Wilma loved some digging, running circles around me, and dipping in the water. We made sure to explore every inch we could find, avoiding the off leash dogs, yet also finding many other canine friends on-leash. It was an unusually warm day, quite unexpected for November in Massachusetts. It was nice to still see some colorful Fall leaves, and of course the famous European Willows. The perfect spot to end our morning of Adventures (Rating: 3.5).

Throwback Adventure – Woodland Trail/West Hill Park – Massachusetts

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

In May 2014 Shadow, Buster, and I Adventured to the Woodland Trail in West Hill Park, in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. West Hill Park is popular for swimming, hiking, picnicking, and also contains a children’s playground.

We had a green-filled Adventure to West Hill Park. It is easy to forget about the drastic color changed in the season until I pull out photos from a past Adventure. The boys had a wonderful time swimming and exploring. I loved having them off leash running joyfully together. Another fun spring Adventure to cherish. We will just have to add the Woodland Trail and West Hill Park to the many places we should return (Throwback blogs will not always be rated)

Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

Today’s photograph is a recent photo of Wilma, posing in the leaves. I was attempting to get the perfect Fall photograph, and although I LOVE this photo it ended up being more of an adorable up-close photo of my girl versus a Fall theme. Here she is…

October 30, 2020 – Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (Westford) – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Westford, Massachusetts.  The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is a twenty five mile Trail that includes the towns of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Framingham, and Sudbury.  The Trail is 10 feet in width and is popular for:  biking, skiing, walking, jogging, and rollerblading.

We had a snowy Adventure to the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, Westford location. This was the second time we have been on this portion of the trail, however the first time we blogged. As some of you may know, we had some early snow in Massachusetts today. And although we only had about two or three inches it was enough to create a winter wonderland. I loved seeing the bright colored Fall leaves draped with snow, merging the seasons into one. We walked and walked, appreciating the peaceful scene. It was amazing to find we were almost the only ones on this trail, which is often busy with bikers, and others. The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is lovely, and a great place to enjoy some exercise. So glad we would Adventure to the Westford portion of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail today (Blog will not be rated).

Weekly Video/Photo

I have decided to return to the “normal” Weekly Video/Photo section of my blog.  As you likely know we lost Shadow about two months ago and I have been focusing this section on Shadow.  However, I have peace knowing I will continue to highlight favorite photographs including Shadow and Buster.  The plan will still be to still display a video or photo, usually highlighting an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments.

If you have followed my blog from the beginning you will know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year later we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were recently devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  It is so painful to know Shadow and Buster are both gone, but they will be in our hearts forever!

Today’s photograph is one of Shadow and Buster from 2010. They are posing just perfectly, and it is one of my favorites of them together. They were the perfect pair! So glad we have yet another special photograph to make me smile. Here are the boys:

October 24, 2020 – Marina at American Wharf – Connecticut

The Marina at American Wharf is located in Norwich, Connecticut. It was established in 1988. The Marina at the American Wharf is located at the head of the Thames River, and the mouth of the Yantic River. It is a place for the community to gather and also provides access to local attractions.

We had an Autumn foliage filled Adventure to the Marina at American Wharf. We started off the day at Gillette Castle State Park, and after our other planned Adventures changed (long story) we accidentally located the Marina American Wharf. We began wandering around this small Marina, viewing the boats on the docks, the gorgeous fall colors, and the scenic pathways. The Wharf was simple, but yet had many small features that made our visit just perfect. The Marina was quiet and peaceful. And although there was little to see we still enjoyed our visit to the Marina at the American Wharf (Rating: 3).

PS – Since I have blogged about Gillette Castle State Park several times I did not blog about this spectacular location today, but you can see our last blog at: https://adventuresofshadowandwilma.com/2020/05/10/may-9-2020-gillette-castle-state-park-connecticut/