Thursday, September 16, 2010
Four months ago today my husband and I made the very painful decision to put our beloved dog, Peaches, to sleep. At 6 years, she sat on my lap when my husband proposed and at 7 she was the flower dog at our wedding....and yes, she barked when the officiant asked if anybody objected! She was 17 1/2 years old and showed us what living life to the fullest was all about. In fact, she is the main inspiration for my current journey. Our vet praised us for walking her three time a day and for making sure she ate nothing but healthy food. Beyond that, she went for daily drives and loved being pampered by all who knew her. She was quite mischevious, even until the last day of her life...in fact, she "wrote" blogs for our local Humane Society!
Anyway, I'm doing this for Peaches! I thought about it over the summer....she lived such a good, long, happy and healthy life because somebody took the time to make sure she ate well and got plenty of exercise. If I want to set a good example to my dogs (!) and to others I have to change my life...which I'm doing one step at a time. I'll hope to find undiscovered energy along the way and to be generally happier with who I am turning out to be!