|Get a beverage of your choice, this is a long one...|
|Me at the HSoAC circa 2012- my home away from home and my heart. I'm lovin' on Meowser, he got adopted into a great home after a year at the shelter.|
|The first photo I took of our home in O Hi O to share with hubby back in Kansas City.|
|Our last day in Kansas City - July 2007, you can read all about that day here.|
|The Hardest Part of Leaving? Right Here...|
I have been honored to be a part of this great organization for the last two and a half years. It's going to break my heart to say good-bye when I walk out of the doors for the last time. If you ever want to see the meaning of dedication in action, spend a day there with the staff and volunteers. It will blow you away. They live the mission every day, and the animals that find their way into the shelter are treated with love and respect. If you have to be a shelter animal, this is where you want to be waiting for your forever home!
So, looking back, what's happened with us over the last seven years?
Here's the happy stuff -
The reason we moved, my job at this great hospital.
Ricky-Tiki Tavi - the first photo of him, he literally just showed up on our front porch.
He may be deaf, but that doesn't slow him down or make him any less a gorgeous house panther!
Fletcher - the first photo of him with his very happy Dad.
It was a joy living here!
Not everything was happy in our lives - we suffered some great losses. Heartbreaking ones.
We lost our beloved Parker on May 24th, 2012. It's a loss that still stings.
World famous for her smoochies, she left a hole in our hearts.
A year later, Diamond Doggie decided to join Parker at the Bridge. Another devastating loss so soon after Parker. He was such a good dog and loved us unconditionally for over 11 years.
Who was a good boy? You were Diamond.
May 1st, 2002 - May 31st, 2013. Always faithful, forever loved.
And he fits in perfectly!
So my friends, we begin another chapter in our lives. Back to a familiar city, back to friends and family that we have missed very much. 2014 will be a year of changes, Hopefully more good ones than bad. We'll celebrate one last holiday here in O Hi O then strike out with our furry family to KC. Please wish us luck. We'll still be here on the "internets" - just a little further west.
I have one favor to ask of you. If you can find it in your heart to send a small donation to our little shelter here in Ohio, please click here and donate. Please tell them it's for helping Fletcher and Kharma find their forever homes with Parker's family. They really need the help - and remember - it's good Kharma!
Smoochies from all of us - The 'rents, Puff, Powder, Rudy, Ricky-Tiki-Tavi, Fletcher and Kharma.
And, Puff, Powder and Rudy want you to know that they are all doing fine and look forward to going back to KC and show the new kids the ropes out there.
|Yup - we do!|