Thanksgiving is not just about eating copious amounts of turkey and mashed potatoes, it’s also about acknowledging the things in your life that you are most thankful for. This year, I have so many things to be thankful for: a new house, healthy dogs, the health of friends and family – all the most important things in life.
It’s fun to take a moment to reflect on some of things in your life that you are most thankful for, so this year I put together a somewhat silly/serious list of dog-related things I am thankful for.
Some of you may have seen my Facebook post earlier this week about a senior Pomeranian that was staying with me. She was found a week or so ago near a ravine in Cleveland Heights by a nice couple, Jerry and Sally, who took her in and cared for her while trying to find her owners. After no one came forward for her, they got in touch with Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue who said they’d take her in.
Minnie, as I named her, is an older Pom that can’t see or hear very well, but is the sweetest little dog I’ve ever met. I haven’t been ready to get back into fostering, so I just said I could keep her until the weekend, or until a foster was found. A foster came through sooner than I expected, so I only ended up with her for one night. The experience made me so thankful for the network of really wonderful people I’ve become a part of with Central Ohio Pom Rescue, and so thankful for kind people like Jerry and Sally who took tiny Minnie in and loved her like she was their own.
This Thanksgiving, I am truly grateful for everyone who dedicates their time, money and patience (because it isn’t easy) to dogs that have no one else.
It’s sweater season!! I never thought that I would enjoy dressing up my dog so much, but when I put that first sweater on Roscoe I knew that he was made to wear sweaters. Now, when he’s not wearing one he looks naked to me. Although, I did come home the other day to find that his sweater had been taken off and was on the floor…. so I’m not really sure if he agrees with me. But that’s ok, he looks too adorable. Plus, I know he really does appreciate it on those cold winter days. Check out the #sweaterroscoe tag on Instagram for more photos of him wearing sweaters.
I moved into a house last month, so I finally have a backyard! Yay! This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for having a place for Hunter to run (and for Roscoe to run from me, which I’m not as thankful for…). Seeing Hunter run is just about my favorite thing is the world, so I am happy to be able to see this everyday in my own backyard.
And of course, it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyways) that I am most thankful for these guys:
I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!