Friday, November 13, 2015

Emotional Losses

In Memory of my fur baby  4/26/05-11/11/15


Autumn is my favorite time of year for outdoor activities.  The cool weather, sunshine with clouds, changing colors, and clear and open space away from summer crowds is just sweet.   

I didn't fully comprehend how much I enjoy the season, until I realized that the quilting room was so far back in my mind I haven't been there in 2 months!  I don't do well in our summer heat, so I spent much of the summer quilting in my cozy cooler room.

When Fall came around, the dogs and I hit the trails, and we've been walking 4-8 miles/ day.  I'm thankful that Zoe made it through our walking season. This picture was taken on her last day. This picture doesn't look like her to me, but it probably reflects how she felt.  She has been my best dog. She was loyal and typical Aussie, smart and trainable. She doesnt have a grey hair on her, and it was a surprise to see a tumor grow so fast. If she didn't get cancer, I think she would have had many more years to share with us. 

Yesterday I opened the door to the quilting room.  I'm not sure I'm ready to come back and get rolling, but I have gifts I need to make for the holidays so I am going to work on it. Then, I'll be taking another break through the holidays, as we  travel back home.  This is the first year we don't have a school vacation schedule to adhere to, so we will hopefully be able to spend more time with family and friends :)

Rest in peace my furry companion.