I skipped two days of blogging but... What an awesome Mother's Day weekend! My daughter and her husband, Trisha and Gary, came to visit me. They got me a very cool "Zelda" t-shirt. My son Jim called me twice from Iraq, I was gone both times. He left messages and it was great to hear his voice! He sent me chocolate and tulips. How blessed am I.
For awhile now I have been thinking of getting another dog. After much research I decided the cocker spaniel is the perfect breed for me. My ambivalence was the puppy years until two years old. Do I really want that? I also wanted to find my new helper at the Humane Society. Would all those things collide together in my world? Trisha, Gary and I went to the flea market. We walked a ton and I wearing down. As we were leaving we walked by the Humane Society display and lo and behold there was a two year old cocker spaniel! We took her out of the cage and amid the chaos around us, she laid down at my feet!
I pick her up this afternoon. I will probably name her Keeper. She is already spoiled to death with everything a girl could possibly want! PetSmart shelves are empty this morning! Plus, she is signed up for training through expert. I would like her to not only become my helper but a help to others. Keeper and I will train together to eventually become a therapy team. I am very excited to have Keeper in my life.
A few years ago I was a dog in a cage, denial was my jailer. My program, the steps and my Higher Power have set me free. None of this would be possible without those things in my life. I was also given a bonus this weekend. My daughter has asked me to accompany her to New Orleans for a couple weeks. She is going for work. What an honor to have my beautiful Trisha ask to spend time with this old girl. None of this is my doing, I just got out of the way and allowed my life to happen.