My life has taken so many twists and turns that I would never have imagined.
Very little of my life includes anything I would have imagined for myself as I entered adulthood.
I think one reason for that is that I live my life by feeling and emotion and inspiration. I follow the things that I am passionate about and those things naturally evolve over time and take you far afield from where you ever thought you’d go.
In my pursuit of goals and dreams and happiness I have made decisions that have had consequences. These consequences result in holding me back from truly pursuing my dreams with all my energy. This is the reality we all live in. Our actions have consequences and they cannot be seen at the time. We do the best we can. We stumble and we fall but we get back up again.
Around 10 and a half years ago we moved into our house and brought into it a pack of four dogs to live with us and be our family. We had grand adventures. There was never a dull moment and now we will fill our hearts with memories once again.
Blake was the first to leave us. Cami was taken by disease. Sierra lived a long life to 16 but still felt to short in our hearts. Tomorrow we will relinquish Buck and he will return to the heavens after 10 long and glorious Berner years.
I can’t believe that after tomorrow our original pack of dogs that started us down this crazy road will truly be be no more.
I’ve made a lot of friends over the years and if you are a dog lover like me you count a lot of dogs among them. Two of my best friends became part of my lives completely by coincidence. We met our dogs Brynn and Kira at the Chemung County SPCA and they became family.