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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Hold onto me ... ~ Ahnung
Ahnung - Grand Marais (Dec., 2011)
I was going through some old writings tonight and I stumbled across a poem 'Hold onto Me' that Ahnung would give to special kids she would meet in her work as a therapy dog working with at-risk youth. This poem was to one of her special friends in 2009. Ahnung had a way of melting walls down and opening up hearts and making kids feel safe. They loved hearing her story; they connected with her rough beginnings; they loved how she survived, how her name meant star in ojibway, and how they could imagine her and hold onto her as their north star when they were going through difficult times.
Sweet girl, just as you taught so many kids to hold onto you, I am needing to hold onto to you tonight.
I am currently serving in a volunteer role as the Vice President, Community Healing Programs for the Native America Humane Society.
I love to write. I love to explore and discover new things, new ways and new cultures. I have 3 beautiful dogs (Missy, Legacy and Ishkode) and continue to be guided by my spirit dogs Ahnung and Mister.