Old Hearts, New Companions

It was a long time before I could go back to the river after we lost Darla back in early June, and I still get a lump in my throat when I think about her. But we have two new friends in the home disrupting our efforts to do much of anything, and they are rapidly proving that broken hearts find new ways to love, and love hard, if we allow them to.

Cheeto, aka Huerequeque, is a Chihuahua who came from a small dog rescue center in Polson, MT, via a high kill shelter in Los Angeles that they had rescued him from. He was in lockdown an entire year. He’s adjusting very well.

Bucky is a Jack Russell from Colorado we just got last week. She’s proving to be a toothy handful. Odds are she’ll outlive me, at this rate.

Author: Chris

Chris La Tray is a writer, a walker, and a photographer. He is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lives in Missoula, MT.

10 thoughts on “Old Hearts, New Companions”

  1. Love. And may The Force be with you with that young’un. Look forward to following your new trail companions. Thank you for rescuing, even though we know who is really being rescued. xx

  2. Good for you Chris. I still miss old Scarface. Our Chelsea is getting more feeble but is hanging in there. Not sure what our plan will be when she passes. Looks like you ended up with a couple of real winners. Lucky dogs all around. ❤️

  3. so happy for you, chris….so happy for you AND your new companions!!
    lovin’ BOTH their little faces!!
    rescuing from a shelter is so rewarding and must really feel good for the animals who are taken into loving “forever” homes.
    all the best to you and your friends.

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