There are a lot of changes happening. The hardest is the loss of my friend to leukemia. After 8 months she succumbed. I cannot believe such a vibrant person is gone, just like that. Her celebration of life will be on her birthday in August.
In 10 days I will be on my first overseas trip. My biggest worry are my feet and legs. I have purchased how many pair of shoes for this trip to find the one pair that will cut it. So far I may have a winner that will lessen the pain.
Then the biggest and longest range change is I bought a puppy. Not just any puppy but a Blue Heeler puppy. It has been almost three years since I lost my beloved Australian Shepherd and I said no more dogs. But last January a customer asked if I’d be interested in a pup. I know his dogs and they are super nice, well rounded and love people so I said keep me on the list. Well last Saturday he brought me out a puppy and it was instant love. So after work I went back, played with the puppies and picked mine out. I have named him Zip (he was already named back in January) and after my trip he will be coming home and my life will never be the same.
A dog is a 15 yr. commitment and I will be 70 when it is time for Zip to go. I hope we both live that long…