Sep 8, 2009
Its been a while and so much seems to have happened! First of all may I introduce you to little Ned. We had decided not to get another dog after Sandy's passing ... then a week later this picture turned up in my inbox from a friend saying he needed a new home as his owners were moving to the UK.Take a look in those eyes. What was a girl to do? So Ned was flown up from Sydney all by himself and has now made a new home with us. His family were so sad to let him go, but oh me oh my .... how thankful am I that they did. He is an absolute cutey! It seems he had a dodgy start in life and it is thought he may have been mistreated as he has a 'strange' front leg ... which I find totally endearing. He was then taken in with the family that passed him on to me and you can tell he has been well loved. And now .. he gets smothered in it!! I checked with Sandy that it was cool to give him a home ( my heart still droops when I see a picture or think of her, but this too shall pass and change into a smile of fond memories))and I felt she very much approved. Its all about LOVE at the end of the day ... an' I got plenty o' dat to give away! He is very timid, but with each passing day he gets a little more confident with his new surroundings. Again its all about TRUST isn't it? It takes a while to gain TRUST with another if you have been badly let down in days of yesteryear. But I reckon that it simply is better to let those untrustworthy times go ... just pretend they didn't happen and 'start all over again'. And hey ... if you are let down again ... then 'pick yourself up, dust yourself off ' and get back on the ladder! There is simply no point in hanging on to what didn't work out. Keep looking ahead in the Trusting that any moment now,on that next rung ... that someone ... that something ... will be waiting there to greet you.KNOW IT and allow it to come to you. If you put up a wall to protect yourself from further pain you could be blocking off that very thing you have been desiring all your life. Use your instinct wisely though. Don't jump in without checking out the temperature first!
They say we learn by our mistakes. Sometimes it is anothers mistake that you must learn from. But Truly ... when one has been hurt back down the track ... should we not thank that soul for acting/behaving the way they did? For indeed it has made us stronger today and ceratinly wiser. AND ... allowed us to recognise what we DONT want! Past hurts teach us SO much ... blessings in disguise should you be humble enough to view them that way.
I've always lived by a rule of 'once bitten ... not shy ... do it twice ... goodbye!'
Ned is snoring away in the chair ... and all is well in his world. Its not where you start its where you finish!!!
Golden Rays to one and all. Here endeth 'pets corner!'