Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.

Yogi was my 5 year old Springer Spaniel, who we lost 1 month ago, leaving muddy paw prints on many hearts. My ultimate daily motivation, he taught me all the right priorities - regardless of weather or mood, to get outside, run, bounce, swim or just sit (albeit in freezing cold lakes). He never stopped exploring, never questioned, never garmin measured, just said GO.


A companion that can remind you of the simple joy in life, sky, trees, grass and to stop still and simply be, is a real luxury. My every daily routine, a constant shadow, he will be never forgotten. I can only hope to honour him by hitting his trails and spending time with good friends with whom I can just sit, laugh and explore more.