When I learned that our dog world had to say goodbye to another great legend, Frank Sabella, my mind raced back to a glorious Spring California afternoon visit with him 29 years ago. We were joined by his favorite friend and mentor, Anne Rogers Clark. Frank asked me to be a contributing columnist for his new DOG WATCH magazine. I was honored and happily became a part of his team. For over two hours, Frank, Annie, and I shared stories and memories that I will not print, but will forever hold in my heart.
“Spring is a season that elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary. We may experience perfect weather days. We may choose to walk barefoot over a carpet of soft grass. In these moments, our bodies and minds get to experience a little of the paradise we were made for,” wrote my dear friend, Michael Chalmers, in an Easter letter to me.
I will always remember Frank Sabella. A big smile comes across my face as I imagine Frank and Annie dancing around with Poodles in a paradise like Michael Chalmers describes.
May each of you experience the JOY that happy memories and Spring brings into our lives!
Frank Sabella: Reflecting On 91 Fabulous years by Showsight