Tibetan Buddhism led us to Tibetan Mastiffs, the coolest dogs on earth. Living in Hawaii for many years, we had three TM sisters, until last week. Now we have just two. Tashi, the most zen-like of them all, was struck by kidney failure and left us. Living withTashi-la for more than a decade was like having a Tibetan monk in our house. Nothing disturbed her, she was so wise that we'd look to her before making decisions. We wanted to do the right thing for our canine mentor. Her disposition was unflappable and she knew instantly if someone needed her. At the dog park, on the street, she went straight to the wheelchair, the sad-faced person, the weeping child. She developed our human spiritual side and those deep dark eyes always said, "It will be alright. Let go. It's supposed to be this way." We are still crying for her and I know it's not real, but passing by her favorite spots, I see a special glow. Namaste, Tashi, our lama.
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