Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Off The Beaten Path

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
—“The Road Not Taken” (1920) Robert Frost

We’d like to thank the many people who have posted with questions about Murphy. And a very big thanks to Lori for all the great blogs she’s posted to keep us up on the comings and goings of our favorite travelers. (We never did hear the score on the golf game, though!)

We know that many of you are waiting, just as we are, to hear about Murphy's biopsy test results that were due to arrive some time ago. We're not sure when they'll be ready, but you can be certain we'll share the news once we have some to pass along.

Because of the high volume of traffic on the roads during Memorial Day weekend, The Big Dog decided to get some solo holiday hiking done. Hudson and Murphy stayed with their new friends Lori and Silas while Luke hiked alone, ending his day pitching a tent at a park near Harmony Hill, Texas. (Sounds like a lovely place to rest one's weary head.) As of Monday evening, he had a nice campfire going and, despite missing his Boys, was enjoying his time under the wide-open Texas sky. His plan was to head out on the road again Tuesday morning, while the Boys stayed together with Lori and Silas.

In the meantime, as Luke is closing in on the city of Texarkana, big plans are being made for Saturday, June 7th. That's the date when The Big Dog will likely be crossing over into Arkansas, the second state along this 2,000+ mile journey. Such a momentous occasion truly calls for a celebration! We’ll be providing more details as they come in, so please keep checking back. Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, please consider subscribing to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/2DogsDaily/, a great daily email sent out thanks to the hard work of Donna and Kathy, who keep in regular touch with Luke and the Boys. Well, as regular as cell signals permit.

Please keep Luke, Hudson, and Murphy in your thoughts while they await the results of Murphy’s tests.

Special thanks to Donna and her 2 dogs 2 day updates for the content of this blog.

Grateful thanks to Murphy’s guest family, Lori and Silas, for giving Murphy a safe and loving place to stay and recuperate, and for taking such good care of Hudson and Luke too.

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
— Epicurus, Ancient Greek Philosopher —3rd century BCE

1 comment:

Jerry G Dawg said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers guys. Please keep us posted, we think of you daily.

Jerry, Jim & Rene