It’s been 82 days since Sugar’s ultrasound that confirmed her pregnancy and put her in “quarantine” so that she didn’t unnecessarily expose the unborn pups to something. Now was the day I had been waiting for-the time when Sugar and I could go on an outing again together to rediscover all of the fun things waiting for us! I was thrilled, so I decided to take her to the car dealership while I got an oil change-not exciting, but I thought it was a good first outing for her after her long time off. What I wasn’t counting on was the fact that I had also not been out of the house in a very long time for any long excursions and I was not ready for the days’ events! After spilling my coffee (twice) at the dealership, and forgetting where I was going, forgetting a grocery list and forgetting about a call I was supposed to make, I called it a day and I decided to go back home and get ready to start the day again tomorrow!
I had to switch from puppy brain to “Dog in Cape” brain and remember everything I haven’t worked on for over 3 months. Navigating in tight spaces with a dog, telling people that they couldn’t pet her as she was working and everything else that goes along with that. I’m happy to say that Sugar did an awesome job and helped me through the hard parts-leave it up to a dog to save the day…….. 🙂
So, what did I learn along the way with Sugar and her beautiful pups? What would I say to them if they could understand me?
- Along this journey we become a different person.
- Today is the most important person I will ever be.
- I don’t have to really remember much as I go on with getting “back to normal”. All I need to do is remember to LIVE-by the way I interact with others, by the choices I make, by those I take time to help;
- I’m not navigating the milestones……they are. I simply get to be an active bystander along this journey for them.
That’s the real story here, and puppies are just a beautiful way of reminding me of the obvious and letting me get back to it.
“So long for now little ones; your first day to shine has arrived, and I can’t wait to see where your journey takes you! I wish you knew the absolute beauty of the destiny that awaits you when you reach your pinnacle and you find your forever person.”
And the countdown begins for when I get to see them next! Hopefully January 24th! Stay tuned for an update!