Maybe you remember two very good dogs named Hari and Refried.
They are brother and sister, 10 years old, and have been together most of their lives. Refried is the softest husky in the land and she always sings while she runs. Hari is gentle and strong and one of the best athletes I’ve ever met.
They are named after beans: Refried and Hari(cot). They also have sisters named Fava and Garbanzo.
Here is Refried cheering on the team last year after she announced her retirement.
Here is a very important bedtime story about Hari, who has saved the team twice. Not in spite of being blind, but because of it—because of his heightened senses, his trust in his nose, his thoughtfulness.
Hari and Refried have been having their own adventures this winter. Refried was giving short tours in Colorado, which seemed to agree with her very much — she still loves to run, just not very far. And Hari has been staying with a friend here in town.
Anyway, we picked up Refried via carpool on the way home, so she’s been hanging out in the garden for about a day, napping in the sun.
When he’s not running with the team, Hari is most comfortable in fenced-in areas, because he can really get to know every inch of the terrain without getting lost. He recognized the garden immediately.
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