I don't make resolutions or believe in them. I do however believe in friends and helping people and animals whenever or where ever I am and can. In 2019 I lost my best boy, Billy the Kid. It was very hard and I miss him dearly still. Billy is the first dog I have ever brought home after he passed, and he is buried in our yard. I talk to him still and tend to his grave often.
In my way, I adopted DD Beth to honor Billy and because she needed a place after one of her owners died and the other had to go into assisted living. DD is 13, and older than Billy was when he passed. Life is full of those ironies. DD is feeling more and more at home and has become somewhat of a bully but only because I think she was used to being an only dog. She is now firmly a member of my gang.
My youngest pup, Chico, developed a growth in his mouth that had to be removed along with part of his jaw. His surgery was very scary and very costly but we made it through. Saturday he sees the surgeon for what I hope will be his last appointment at the specialty hospital. He has begun to rally and despite everything he has been through he is more and more like himself.
My other two, Margie and Finn have been patient and flexible. I am so grateful for their steadfastness and ongoing love. It has helped me to have them throughout the ordeals of the past year.
I have made a number of new human friends this year too. It is great to have local and far away people in my life with whom I can connect. I have made it my business to enlarge my circle and I am grateful I was able to.
It took me years to get to where I am both physically and emotionally. I am hoping to extend my circle even more as the days pass. Are you happy? I hope so, but if you are not feeling complete then you can help yourself by helping others both animals in need, and people who you meet with an open heart and and a giving spirit. Happy New Day......make it a good one.