Some people would ask: “Who takes a 16-year-old dog home knowing that heartbreak is just around the corner?”
Anna asks: “Who would not want to share the best year of a 16-year-old dog’s life?”
Here’s to Anna. For loving Royce.
Farewell, sweet boy. Wait for her at the bridge.
“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
For anyone who has every passed up a dog of eight or nine, or even ten years of age out of concern that their days or years are numbered, I’d like you to meet Hunter…age 16!
He’s one of a boatload of dogs who recently arrived – and despite the snowy face and slower gait, he’s got a lot of life and love to give.
For anyone who thought that dogs needed to see to deliver love and companionship, I’d like you to meet Bilos.
Born without developed eyes, he’s never known any life but a sightless one, and it doesn’t stop his rush to greet you with big sloppy kisses.
And for anyone who has ever passed up a dog for an imperfection that seemed like too great an investment…please meet Weezer.
He has esophageal paralysis – which simply means that he will need to eat his food as slurry for the rest of his life. He’ll be going home too…to people who understand that the effort bestowed will be returned tenfold in joy.
Sometimes, guarding your heart from hurt, or holding out for everything, simply leaves you with nothing.
Every garden has some weeds.
Every living creature has imperfections.
All of these little flaws only make the best parts shine brighter.
“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” ~ Confucius
And P.S…two other “Going Homes” you missed…Nala and Lizzie.
Life is good.