Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The start of a new journey...

Where do I begin? Well just recently my fiance, myself and our puppy named Rookie (shepard X) moved from Winnipeg, Mb to 'the middle of nowhere' AKA NORTHERN Sask.

This was one of the first few pictures i took when we got here. This was the view from the living room at the first house we stayed at. As weird as it feels to be so far from home, so lost in the middle of nowhere, our surroundings have a sense of peace. Now don't misunderstand 'peace' becuase their is a lot of bad stuff the goes on in this community but its the moments like in this picture that have such beauty. Its hard to show people pictures and have them flip though them like a picture book. When their your pictures, you not only look at them but you feel them. That's the difference in actually capturing a moment like this one to just 'seeeing' a picture.

So we're in the process of house hopping, until the person living in our house is moved out, which is Monday! The first house we lived at for 2 nights had a 8month old Black lab! Oh may i add not only are we house sitting becuase the peoples houses we're staying at are temp. out of town, we have also been puppy sitting!! Ok so this Black lab, her name is Marley! Beautiful dog but CR@ZY!! She's got so much energy!! Bouncin' around with such joy to be meeting new people and more importantly another 'dog' friend. Rookie was So tired from the whole plane ride that it was hard for him to keep up. I don't have a picture of Marley but i hope fo get one soon!!

Moving on to our next house! This house has a dog name Louis. Not sure what kind of dog he is but he's just a little one. Rookie seems a little bit more at ease with him beause he just doenst have the crazy hyperness like 'Marley'. Here's a picture of Louis!

And last but not least our 'little' Rookie! He was a pound puppy. Jon and i had talked about getting a dog before we moved, for protection and company. We looked at the WHS and never really connected with the dogs we looked at. One monday morning I went down to the pound in winnipeg with my loving and patient sister, Kristina. It was so sad walking though and seeing the depressing faces on those poor dogs longing for someone to love them, care for them and most of all to give them their second chance in this world. Their were 2 dogs that had gotten my attention, the first one was a pure breed black lab 2yrs old, the other was the Shepard X 4 1/2 months old. So i asked to see the shepard first, their was just something about that little face looking up at me. When he came out i won't lie i was terrified. Not ever being a dog ower, having this animal charge at me with fear, curiousity, rage, and maybe even a little bit of love scared to C*** outta me, also the fact that his tag had said 'experianced dog owner req.' I was far from experianced with dogs, but hey theirs always a first for everything right?!? Anyways my sister and i had stuck around for over 3hrs, letting him run around, fetch and giving him treats. A wonderful lady from the pound had come out and worked with us, showing us how to handle this dog with so much talent yet no one to show it to! At this point i was almost convinced he was the one! We left and went for lunch, i didnt want to rush into something that i wasnt to sure on. We had gone back shortly after with my brother-in-law just to see how he would act around a male figure. When we got there it was like we never left, he reconized us right away, he came running up, did some tricks and got some more treats. He was so well behaved with Mike that he was a keeper. I was READY for this challenge, and boy has it been challenging! The strength that this animal has shown me has been an amazing experience! It's like we have given each other a gift, the gift of understanding life just a little more. Trying to see things though his innocent eyes has been rewarding. Knowing that this animal opened up to me and allowed me into his life as i allowed him into mine is a feeling everyone should feel at least once in their lives. So I thank my wonderful sister for encouraging me, and giving me that little extra push I needed to face my fear! Love ya Tina! Here's our Rookie today!

All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.

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