Faithful Friend

 

I certainly wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that the past four months of my life have been very intense.

First the Carr Fire, that raged only minutes from my house in Redding (CA,) forcing us to have bags packed, and evacuation plans constantly updated for a month. There’s no words for that kind of stress, when the air is difficult to breath, even with a mask.

Then there was my sweet daughter’s wish to live with her dad and his new family.

Then there was my decision to sell my horses, and move closer to my daughter. The only alternative after saying yes to her.

Then there was adjusting to living in a city for the first time in my life. Not any little city either, but Las Vegas.

New job. New friends. New favorite places. BUT in all these changes, my faithful German Shepherd have been there, every second.

There is no words for how much it means to me to have her in my life. Her constant zest for life, joy, love, and beautiful eyes watching me wherever I am.

It’s definitely one of my greatest blessing to be able to bring her with me to work every day. I miss the horses I had to say goodbye to, like crazy, but she does make it easier.

Gretchen is four now, or thereabout. The vet estimated that she was two years old when I got her. That was two years ago. It’s been two colorful years, that’s for sure. Everyday I do feel that she rescued me, and not the other way around. Gretchen’s soul is old and wise. I feel blessed to have her in my life.  I finally feel that the pieces of the puzzle is coming together (better than I could of imagined,) and it would be wrong to not give her credit for the fact that I still have my sanity. LOL.

I hope your week is absolutely fantastic so far, and continues to be so!

Love,

Ms Zen

36 Comments on “Faithful Friend

  1. Awe, love this post. She did rescue you as much as you rescued. They definitely fill our souls and keep us safe. I Love Gretchen, such a beautiful, faithful companion! 💖

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  2. Maria-I must have totally missed (or misread) your post about your daughter going to live with her father. That must have been really difficult for you. Hope you’re okay.

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