Day 10/100: Alive & Well, Refreshing

Today, I took Max for a walk. Outside!

He stretched his neck and angled his nose upwards, breathing deeply and taking in the fresh air. I imagine him trying to understand and place the smells — the trees and the nearby stream and the dirt and grass — contemplating all the newness.

At one point, I reached out and touched his neck as his eyes were locked at a faraway sight. His fur was warm from the sun and I felt his heart beating so powerfully, with so much vibrance and alive.

It felt like a beautiful reminder of everything honest and good and real.