As I look back on 2016, I see mostly just the highs and lows. The excitement of having a new master and senior earthdog in the family. The newness of birth with a litter of 5 amazing babies last October. The sadness of losing our two oldest just 58 days apart. It makes one so aware of their finite time on this planet and how we truly have to cherish each moment. I also came across this quote again recently, and just had to share it.
“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who chose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings or walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.”
From “Bones Would Rain from the Sky” – Suzanne Clothier
Here’s wishing everyone a less “rocky path” in 2017.