I’m back, everybody! It’s been a long time since I got my paws back on the computer, but life has been pretty crazy lately. I was really busy taking care of Judy while she was sick, and while I know she wanted me to have fun outside with the volunteers and just be a silly puppy as much as I could, I just didn’t want to leave her side for very long. I did my very best to watch over her and keep her smiling at my antics, even when she wasn’t feeling well, like rolling somersaults on the bed next to her and tunneling under the blankets to make her laugh. I’d snuggle up to keep her warm and be the best watchdog I could so she could rest. It was my most important job ever, taking care of my mom, and everyone says I was such a good boy for protecting her and the ranch while Mark was on the road driving big scary trucks so Judy could have insurance for the doctors.
I try not to be too sad now, even though I really miss her. She’s watching over us, I just know she is, and I’m still at work keeping everyone organized – horses, goats, cats, dogs, chickens, and my daily teams of human volunteers! Lots of stuff to do for a youngster like me, but I’m a tough little pup and insist on being out there to make sure everything runs smoothly at H.E.A.R.T! Sometimes I go over to my friend Becky’s house to play with her dogs, and we have a blast..but right now I would rather be at the ranch taking care of my Dad and being the Top Dog!
Well, I’ve grown up a lot through all of these changes, and I’m only a little over two years old! Even though I was able to be with my Judy and say goodbye, which was really hard, I guess it isn’t really goodbye since all the good things she left behind are still a part of us. I’m learning about things called journeys, and legacies, and Gabe told me I’m wise beyond my little dog years because of all those journeys I’ve been a part of already. It’s okay to have those sad days, because there are so many good ones worthy of a great tail-wagging and jollyball-chasing.
Which reminds me..I think I’d better get outside and make sure my volunteers are all assembled! More from me, later!