I swear the Universe heard me say “We don’t want a puppy” a few too many times and decided to offer us a half dozen of them!
And so it goes.
Our year ended out with 6 2-week-old border collies stealing our time, our space and our hearts.
There is something to be said for planning. For setting goals and objectives and action plans for the year ahead.
But this year there are puppies.
For the next 6-ish weeks, they will take up a lot of time and space.
I’ll do my best to give them everything they need – including cuddles and challenges and play and socializing.
These are formative times for tiny creatures who have been entrusted to our care.
What they experience now will make a very big difference to the types of dogs they will be in their future families.
As with all things I do, I am taking this seriously.
As with all of the other fascinating and unexpected bumps I’ve experienced, I’m sure there is something more to this.
There is some underlying reason – some special lesson or gift or transformation in store for me that will be catalyzed by these puppies.
I can’t foretell it.
It will be as much of a surprise as the puppies themselves.
I hope I’ll recognize it.
I plan to make room for it.
I’m certain it will change whatever plans I think I have now.
So I’ll wait on the goals and plans and objectives until my eyes and heart are opened to what has been given me – to the gift these puppies offer.
And in the meantime, I’ll share their pictures and videos and progress with all of you – because it makes you smile. And that is a light I always want to add to.
I am loving watching these wonderful pups evolve before our very eyes. Thrilled that you are embracing the experience – and not surprised in the least that you are taking it seriously and giving your all. What lucky dogs!