The Dance

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Heading back to the vet to check on Carter.

All that’s in my mind right now is this Garth Brooks song, The Dance.

The pain that is being felt and the pain that will continue to swell, is worth every minute we spent together.

However, on the other hand, the pain is beginning to cut so deeply, but so slowly, that I hear myself thinking, “I’m never getting another Dog.”

“The pain of saying goodbye is too much for a human heart to bear.”

My Dog Is A Genius

My Dog is a genius.  Every time that I’m home at 5:00Pm, usually on weekends, my Dog comes and nudges me at 5:00Pm.

Not 4:30PM, or 4:55Pm, but at 5:00PM.

Carter did it again yesterday.

It made me smile.  I like smiling.  Carter understands this and is a genius at knowing how to do it.

My goal in life is to become…

Our Dog is our Son.   And, my goal in life is to become the kind of person my dog thinks I am.

Think about it this way too:

Dogs are our link to paradise.  They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.   To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was Peace.”   — Milan Kundera

May the Peace that surpasses all understanding be with you today.   Life is hard.  Trust me, I know.  You know it too.  It’s hard for everyone in their own way.  All of us have the weight of the world on our shoulders.  And if we don’t currently, we either did or will soon.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂