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

Categories: Dog Photography, German Shepherd, GSD, Las Vegas, Mindful Living, Minimalism, Nevada, southern NevadaTags: , , , ,

36 thoughts on “Faithful Friend

    1. Yes! They just know. If my dog is calm I know all is good. I had one dog that I was fostering, pinning up a former landlord against the wall…he knew what he was doing. Gretchen, who is the sweetest thing couldn’t quiet stand a lady that had two horses bordered at my place for while…she’s in jail now.

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        1. If I click on your image, next to your comment, that usually takes me to your blog. It’s still connected to your previous blog name, and not forwarded anymore. If you leave a comment on someone’s blog, they can’t trace you back to your blog. You can change this in the settings of your bio.

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    1. It was about ten weeks ago, and it did come as a shock. That’s the reason why I moved so abruptly. I could not stand the thought of being so far away from her. It was tough, but the right decision. I’m starting to like it here now. Thank you for your kind comment.

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