Four years ago Saturday, I went to the Seattle Animal Shelter and met who would soon become the Cascadian Nomads beloved adventure cat, Amelia. Soon after making the new cat comfortable, we received news that our future goofy corgi puppy, Brychwyn, had been born via c-section in Idaho. Brychwyn's fourth birthday was yesterday, November 9th. Today, the youngest of the Cascadian Nomads, handsome collie Huxley, turns three years old. It's a fantastic celebration time and I am missing it all. I am in Buffalo, New York because my grandfather passed away suddenly last week. The grandfather who taught me all about loving pets, especially dogs.
Maybe I am just grief stricken, but I feel very guilty for missing these special Cascadian Nomads days. Okay. It's definitely because I am grief stricken. Being where I am with my human family is very important. But I can't help thinking about the mischief time plays on all of us. Human's lives seem so short. Dogs and cats lives are even shorter. I only get so many days with my special fur friends and I work so hard to make each and every one as full of joy, love and fun as possible. It doesn't matter if it's a special day, holiday, vacation day, week day, etc. I know to never take time for granted. Yet I can't help feeling sad about missing these recent celebration days.
My grandfather wouldn't want me to be sad. Amelia, Brychwyn and Huxley also wouldn't want to see me blue and either would Wilhelm and Leo. It is times like these that I am glad I do my very best to make the most of each and every day with my pets. Missing a Gotcha Day and two birthdays probably isn't that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. However, it is important to have a reminder that I should never stop striving to make each day special for myself but especially for my pets. So I hope they are resting up while I am gone because things are going to be crazy adventurous when I return!
Amelia, thank you so much for choosing me four years ago. I love you.
Brychwyn, I hope your birthday was wonderful! (I heard you had a very long walk.)
Huxley, happy, happy birthday to you, our big baby! (As in the largest and youngest Cascadian Nomads dog.)
What do you and your pets do to make the most of each and every day?