Life is full of sad goodbyes. For every sad goodbye there is a new beginning of some sort.
January 3rd was a sad goodbye. Many tears were shed. And some still eek out the corners of my eyes when I think about sweet Bruce. But as the little fern over Brucie’s grave reminds us, we have to always start again. Whether your talking dogs or jobs or friendships or whatever, life is full of sad goodbyes… and also full of new beginnings.
Russell is the new beginning that became a member of our family on Sunday.
Russell is a one year old Boxer mix. He was a found puppy (probably abandoned) who eventually found his way to the home of a wonderful foster mom who lives on a small farm in Sebastapol. She pretty much perfectly prepared him for a busy family life. He spent three months with her getting used to cats, goats, horses, free range chickens, children… you name it. So far he takes almost everything in stride. He is an absolute sweetheart and, as you can see, we are pretty much already in love with him. He’s still a puppy so he still likes to chew on stuff but he is so obedient. A real tribute to the time and commitment his foster mom put into him over the last few months. He got a fabulous start with her and we are so thankful that she thought us a worthy family for this sweet guy.