For lunch, I had a wrap with 1/2 a baked sweet potato, black beans, and spinach. Always a great combo!
And I had a plum tomato + carrots…
Honestly…. although delicious… it just wasn’t a very filling lunch. I’ll need more fuel soon.
My mid-morning snack was yogurt + granola. Sorry I’m repetitive sometimes!
17 Rockin’ Years
This morning, I received some bad news. My childhood dog, Louie, is going to be put down tomorrow. Obviously, I’m very upset… I’ve had Louie since I was 8 years old! Now that my mom and I live in different states, it was always nice to think of Louie "taking care" of my Mom.
At 17 years old, his health is failing… it’s just not humane to keep him alive at this point. He was always my friend when I was little, and I’ll miss him very much!
A Dog’s Prayer
When I am gone, release me, let me go-
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have each shown.
But now it is time I traveled alone.
So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
It is only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I will not be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can not see or touch me, I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and "Welcome Home".
Tell me about your pets! What gifts do your animals give you? Louie was my great friend through my childhood, always bringing me joy and making me laugh.
Such a devastating piece of news about Louie; but that ode is incredibly touching. Hang in there through this.
Please check out the post that I wrote this past August, about my dog Kiwi (when she died):