4 Leggeds

The Four-Leggeds

We were blessed to share our lives with two Four-Leggeds… a wire-haired Dachshund, Dagny, (named after the strong-willed female character in Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged) and Aginalii (Cherokee for “He is my friend”), a large Sheppard mix.

Aginalii was a homebody and stayed behind when we hit the open road. He was just happy to play in the fields, digging holes and chasing critters. In July 2012 Aginalii’s physical body walked the valley for the last time.  He is now with his Creator and his Spirit remains strong in our fields along the river.  He taught us a great deal about loyalty, friendship and unconditional love.  We honor Aginalii and thank him for being “our friend”.

 Aginalii (Cherokee for “He is My Friend”)

Aginalii loved to sit on the hillside and watch over Indian Arrow Valley, his territory.

The loss of our Four Leggeds is so hard as they become family members in addition to being trusted friends.

“God Made the earth, the sky and the water, the moon and the sun. He made man and bird and beast. But He didn’t make the dog.

He already had one.”

~Native American saying


Dagny is our constant traveling companion. She came into this world as a Wise Old Soul and is at home wherever she is. Dagny loves to pile in our SUVs loaded down with her bed, blanket, suitcase, and toys. Dagny has Four-Legged friends all over the country…not to mention the many Nuwati customers she has charmed.

We celebrate the times we share with all the Four-Leggeds.

Dagny and her traveling companions!

The stressed traveler

Bubba and Dagny, Grafton, IL

Cooper, Dagny and Maya, Evergreen, CO

Remember to trust your friends!

Dagny’s Backyard Buddy. This critter showed up straggly and starving. He ate the herbs we throw out every night after making our Nuwati teas and in a few short weeks he started looking like a fat Koala Bear! Now he visits our house nightly and usually brings a friend or two.

Dagny and her boyfriend, Choco. He can’t take his eyes off her!

Girlfriends don’t always see eye to eye.  Mollie from Eagle’s Nest in Oregon, Il and Dagny.  Of course, later in the day, they were buddies again!

Nowhere else to lay!

After a long day at the shows Dagny likes to relax with her friends.

Too much food this trip!

Back home in her own bed

Dagny & Tiny Bear, Summerville, SC

Dagny gazing at the Mississippi River, Hannibal, MO

Another long day in the office.

Grandma and Dagny patiently waiting outside a customer’s store.

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Dagny does all the banking for Nuwati Herbals!

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                                      Horseback Riding is one of Dagny’s many interests!

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Dagny, ever the wise old soul, knows the importance of always picking just the right spot in this world!