I wouldn’t wish the pain and loss of a pet on anyone. A person that is a good pet owner knows that they are actually a partner in a very special relationship.
Yesterday, in a tragic set of circumstances, I had to say good-bye far too soon to my beloved dog Minnie. She was the first miniature pinscher that my wife and I ever got. She was a fantastic and vibrant friend that was so full of life and character. She brought us joy in just about everything that she did. She wasn’t just a dog, she wasn’t just a pet. She was a friend who was always there for us no matter what and always made us smile.
I will miss many things about her. I will miss the way she became very vocal when she knew it was time for "Dinners." I will miss sitting on the couch and suddenly realizing that my little friend was already laying by my side or on my lap. I will miss seeing her sweet face resting between her paws as she watched my wife and I from the door of our computer room, as though acting as our protector. I will miss seeing her excitement with her toys whenever she had them. I will miss suddenly finding her bundled underneath the comforter on our bed. I will miss seeing her quickly and masterfully manipulate any blanket to quickly become her cocoon of warmth. I will miss her excitement at the invitation to go "bye bye" with Daddy and I will miss her being such a great companion in the car when we did.
It truly is impossible to list everything I will miss about this wondrous little dog. As the tears stream down my face as I write this I thank you for this indulgence. It just seemed wrong for me not to share with the world just how wonderful Minnie was.
If you would like to indulge me further feel free to click on the picture of my little angel to find out about how to make a donation to the Miniature Pinscher Rescue operation.
Sometimes there are things that just happen that make us take a new look at what we, more often then not, take for granted and have a new appreciation for it.
Without going in to details this was a very difficult weekend for my wife and I. In the face of the things we had to deal with I feel even closer to my wife then I ever have and it has certainly been one of those weekends where I feel as giddy as a newlywed. It is really hard to believe that this person, who I love more then anything, can not only bring me so much happiness but can also make me thankful for being alive if for no other reason then to enjoy her company every moment we are together.
I’m also tickled to death that after knowing my wife for a decade and being married for almost 8 years I still find myself loving my wife more and more with each passing day.
In Other News…
This weekend I got the windows on my car tinted finally. I’ve always wanted to have them tinted, but I got more then I bargained for. Let me break it down for you.
There was this guy who was getting his truck tinted when I brought my car in. After the owner of the window tinting business looked at my car and said he definitely could work on it today he asked me what I wanted done to the car. I told him I wanted the back three windows of my car tinted and then, looking at the tint color on the truck that was getting worked on, I said I wanted it just like his.
When I came back to pick up my car I got a shock I wasn’t expecting because not only were the back three windows tinted but the front windows had a lighter tint on them as well. It turns out the owner thought I wanted the exact same tinting set-up as the guy’s truck before me when I was just trying to indicate the color. (In other words, guy with truck had back three windows + lighter tint on front windows and that’s what owner thought I wanted) The guy was really nice in the light of the misunderstanding and he only charged me for what I wanted instead of what he did. I’ll definitely go back there again when I have another car to tint.
That’s it for now.
Once again I’ve let time fly by and not done a single thing with this little daily journal of mine. Not exactly daily then is it?
Last month actually was a very bad month. I wasn’t fond of it. I won’t talk about why because all the reasons are very personal. I’ll just say that I’m happy that it is over and have higher hopes for August.
Before we know it we will discover it has been 12 months since September 11th. I wouldn’t call it the 1 year anniversary because I like to think of anniversaries as a good thing. As this time approaches I think we should all do whatever it is we do to generate positive thoughts and feelings in ourselves and those around us.