Why haven’t I blogged much lately?

Kirby is the strongest little guy and always has a joyful attitude

Kirby is the strongest little guy and always has a joyful attitude

It was brought to my attention today that I haven’t been writing as much lately. Firstly I was pleased to know my blogs have been missed!

Then it got me thinking “Why haven’t I written as much lately?”

Maybe it’s because the last few weeks have been so chock full of the stuff of life.

August is a difficult month for me.

Two years ago on August 1, Coco the Love Dog passed away, and I still miss her.

There will never be another dog quite like Benny!

There will never be another dog quite like Benny!

Two years ago on August 7, Benny entered my life and turned it upside down.Two years ago on August 10, Kirby had hip surgery and more recently knee surgery and I can no longer deny he is not a young pup.

Two years ago on August 28 I lost my dad and things have not been the same ever since.

This month friends are watching their beloved pets struggle with end of life challenges…and it all comes back to me.

So August has become a month of sadness and great joy all at once.

August brought new clients who are testing my abilities with the most interesting and frustrating cases!

August volunteer activities are involving more and more of our team and making tremendous strides.

This month Kirby is aging more and more each day.

But August also brought us a trip to Los Angeles where Kirby ran on grass.

And August brought us Benny proving to me he can do whatever I need him to do…and more.

And August was jam packed with more therapy visits than ever – proving to me for certain that the best way to get over the bad times is to do something for others.  All the extra hours we put into August thus far has been the very best therapy for me!

So maybe I haven’t written as much because I was too busy living life … the ups, the downs and the times in between.