Jorie’s Dog Blog-Puppies Leaving

Hello, and good-bye

Hello, and good-bye

The party is over, the house is empty, the farewells have been said and the tears have been cried. The laundry room is empty: no more ragged old towels litter the floor, the puppy toys are stashed, the bowls washed and the washing machine and dryer silent after their heroic efforts to supply the puppies with clean bedding each day.

I'll be a sibling to a ... St. Bernard??

I'll be a sibling to a ... St. Bernard??

Unseen threads now fan out from my house to places far away. In each of these places a puppy is beginning a new life, apart from me yet encircled by good and loving people whose days will be brightened by the love and companionship of one of these enthusiastic little fur balls. My heart is sad at the letting go;

Leash, check. New family, check. Let's go!

Leash, check. New family, check. Let's go!

I have invested much time, heart, love, energy and effort in Bianca’s babies. One does not give that much without bonding. But in thinking about the goal which I have set for my life–to make a positive difference wherever I am and in whatever I am doing–I believe I have achieved that end. The Kooiker genetic pool is five times larger than it was; five new “Kooiker ambassador” families have been created and through these tiny lives I have been able to create happiness. Mission accomplished!

Loving arms

Loving arms

Off to new adventures

Off to new adventures

That empty-nest feeling...

That empty-nest feeling...

-Jorie

 

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