Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Reflection

I often take time to reflect on what happens in my life. I am someone who likes to consider all angles and never jump to any conclusions. I pride myself on being level headed and able to look at the big picture. For me reflection is healthy.

I have spent most of today and yesterday in reflection. Going over every little detail, reading as much as I can, and wondering what went wrong when the likely answer is...nothing.

My heart aches for a friend and what could have been, what should have been, and what will be.

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Breeding is an emotional roller coaster. There are extreme highs and there are deep lows. As I venture into what is the very start of becoming a breeder, I have already experienced both of those emotions.

The high of Molly doing well in the show ring.

The high of experiencing a puppy being born.

The high of evaluating a promising litter.

The low of Zoey not becoming pregnant and almost losing her to pyo.

The low of Mylee experiencing a painful day.

The low of losing a tiny puppy.

Sometimes mother nature is cruel.

The irony is that as I reflect today, I also wait in excitement as another friend eagerly anticipates the arrival of what could be.

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We've been busy around here.

Sadie is growing up.

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Zoey has taught her how to play ball

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and Frisbee.

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Mylee has taught her to always take time to smell the flowers

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and appreciate the joys of hunting mice and rabbits.

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Mylee's MRI for research did not phase her at all. I wish the same could be said about me. I was so worried about my girl.

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Lastly we are all yearning for more lazy summer days. How is it the end of August already?

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2 comments:

  1. At least we can say hello to early frosty morning walks and cosy nights in :)

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  2. Your girls are beautiful as always. We can count that as one of the highs. Hope all goes well!

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