Douglas H. Wheelock

@Astro_Wheels

Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25; Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.

With my ‘BFF’, my precious friend and companion ‘Lacee’ on the beach in the early morning.  Adopted Lacee a few years ago from the Houston SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).  She was abandoned and was scheduled to be euthanized.  Now she and I run on beaches, climb mountains, and explore places together.  She runs like the wind, plays like a curious child, and loves like tomorrow will never come.

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1393 days ago

With my ‘BFF’, my precious friend and companion ‘Lacee’ on the beach in the early morning. Adopted Lacee a few years ago from the Houston SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). She was abandoned and was scheduled to be euthanized. Now she and I run on beaches, climb mountains, and explore places together. She runs like the wind, plays like a curious child, and loves like tomorrow will never come.

#STS120Tweetup #NASATweetup #Wheelers #SPCA #UnconditionalLove

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PC0101 1385 days ago

Cute dog. Have a collie dog of my own ... great pals!

Ayy_nanita 1390 days ago

Thank you for saving his life and give the dog a family

herejust_forfun 1390 days ago

I like it when people treat their pets with great care. I love pets.

ko2ri 1391 days ago

oh beautiful & lovely Lacee!! :))) Run on beaches and ... drink coffee...? :-P

Kikucchi 1391 days ago

my precious friend family is 'toto', was lost stray dog my sister found on a cold rainy day... ended up staying at our house for good:-) yes, she 'loves like tomorrow will never come'

Geshiela 1392 days ago

wish I could bring my 'Felcy' to the beach too. i bet she would love the sand and water. 'Lacee' looks adorable, and her spirit is much like her dad! #Unconditionallove #Wheelers

infinitosincero 1392 days ago

I love all animals!!!!

104TB 1392 days ago

She is so cutie!

xo10deke 1393 days ago

You both look so happy! I saved a little one from death (she had bone and skin and could hardly drink her milk); after 2 weeks of nurturing her, she followed me everywhere. Betsy became my best friend.

albakutschker 1393 days ago

Sin lugar a dudas, el mejor amigo del hombre es el perro, el mio tambien. bonita foto. gracias.

lindaleigh 1393 days ago

I have a question CDR., Since Lacee has been your pal for a few years. When you
returned from 6 months on orbit, what was her reaction when she saw you again ?!!

lindaleigh 1393 days ago

The end description of Lacee sounds much like her Dad ; )
I'm glad you have each other to love...

Magica_D 1393 days ago

She is so nice. And lucky.

SuzeeToo 1393 days ago

What a beautiful and lucky girl! You two have fun!

tatyanaotmahova 1393 days ago

Lacee - super dog!

hforme 1393 days ago

So cute. We love dogs. Thank you for saving her. She will repay you over and over.

canarchaudry 1393 days ago

Lacee is cute,thx for saving her..getting to know how good a person you are..Is your experience flying in space made an impact in how you look at life? love my dog too:)

HimeIshida 1393 days ago

As I already said, I really love dogs. And Lacee is so cute! I'm so grateful that there are people like you who help dogs. I hope soon I'll have another dog in my life...

Daniel_Craig 1393 days ago

What a cutie ;-)

lindaleigh 1393 days ago

I love Lacee, she's so cute. You saved her life and now she is blessing yours : )
Makes me miss my BFF Marilyn, lost her 4 months ago, but we had 14 wonderful
years : D