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Carving Out A Life

First Week

Have had many requests for more puppy photos:

Swimming? What’s swimming?

Oh, in a pool. What’s a pool?

Hey, this is pretty nice. Very wet. And, cool.

Watch TV? What’s TV? Is this that Wii thing everyone was talking about?

Mid Life Celebration

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Day To Day

1 Thing That Was Most Touching

They Grew Up Together
They Grew Up Together
I Slept With Him In His Cage For Hours
I Slept With Him In His Cage For Hours

This blog, of the five, is about the day to day stuff that doesn’t fall into one of life’s big four choices – MIND, BODY, SPIRIT, MONEY.

I mean, where would picking out a puppy fall? Or picking a Vet?

We’ve been going to the same Vet for 23 years, in Kissimmee, Florida.

As our most recent Lab Carter, began to fail rapidly on February 10, we chose a Vet much closer.

Why? Because I knew we’d be making many trips, maybe even daily. Chapin came with Carter and me several times.

A Few Days Later, Valentines Day
A Few Days Later, Valentines Day

I dug the grave (above) and buried Carter on Valentine’s Day.

Then the day after I laid Carter to rest, a Monday, I went in to pay the Vet bill.

Amanda, who saw me first, well, the first thing she said was, “How’s your son?”

(next blog)

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When Your Life Changes

We Are Sooo Rich Now

4.5 Weeks Old
4.5 Weeks Old

Wealth and happiness. How do we measure them?

Most media paints a pretty convincing picture. It’s stuff that makes us wealthy and happy.

But today, wanted to paint a different perspective, with a few photos from yesterday.

A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog
A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog
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Second Spring

The Dog That Stole Jesus’ Sandal

One Final Walk on Feb. 13, 2010
One Final Walk on Feb. 13, 2010

Do you day dream?

I mean sometimes, do you day dream so big that it surprises you?

Yesterday, I had a daydream that our beloved Canine Son Carter, an 11-year old Yellow Lab stole one of Jesus’ sandals.

We laid Carter to rest yesterday morning, Valentine’s Day.

It was a glorious moment when the image of Carter meeting Jesus and licking Jesus’ face so much with affectionate kisses that Jesus finally had to laugh and say, “OK Carter, enough, that’s enough already.”

And Carter obeyed. But quickly grabbed one of Jesus’ sandals and began his favorite game – keep away.

Dream big today, no matter your circumstance. Try not to let any thing or any one deprive you of your most glorious day dream.

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Second Spring

The End Is Near

We Love You Carter
We Love You Carter

The love of a pet, for some people, is indescribably real and strong.

The loss of a pet, for some people, is heartbreaking, gut wrenching.

Journaling, is therapeutic for some people.

Two out of three isn’t bad.