My Marble taken by Karen Hanrahan
I so adore this transitional time of year – the week in between.
The year behind and the year ahead potential
My thoughts are all over the place.
Full, grateful, reflective and heart filled. 2009 was quite the year.
I recently made a decision.
I let go of my Marble. I decided that she was happier elsewhere. I decided she was happier in an environment that let her be a dog.
I look at this picture and it melts my heart – my goodness I loved this animal.
When I was pending my surgery last winter I needed care for Marble. I asked my Jazzercize instructor who she might know who loves dogs and could perhaps help me. She said .. uh… like — ME!! My Siberian Husky fell for Tracey the moment she met her. Tracey is an animal person. Not just dogs but horses, cats and more. Her home has a huge incredible yard. My Marble befriended Tracey’s two dogs Snoopy and Tim and her many cats, not to mention her entire family. It was cool. Marble stayed with Tracey for six months.
She transitioned well to my move. However and to be truthful — I didn’t transition well to caring for her solo. I found her challenging at times. This dog needed more than I could provide and I wondered if she was happy here.
At Thanksgiving I realized my travels were going to have me away from home. I needed dog care for Marble. Tracey welcomed her again. When visiting I watched Marble run, and run and run. I watched her play with her dog friends Snoopy and Tim. I heard Tracey share an awesome story about Marble and a gargantuan snowdrift. Oh my gosh – I can’t provide a place EVER for this pup to run. She couldn’t run here. No yard. My little house could never offer a huge drift of snow for this dog to lay on. I asked Tracey to keep her. My friend Tracey loves my dog as much as I. She adores her. Appreciates her quirks, her Siberian Huskyness. She totally said yes!
I feel really happy for my dog and ever so grateful for my friend Tracey.
See Marble Run!