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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey Dog

Three years ago today, we made the decision to become parents to this wonderful little girl. She was found on the side of the road in the pouring rain by an employee of mine. She kept her for about a week and decided that having a dog was not for her. (Really she wasn't a good doggy mommy, but we won't get into that). She called me the night before Thanksgiving and said "If you don't come get her, I'm taking her to get euthanized". I cried and knew we had to save her. I wanted her from the first day I saw her. I even tried sticking her in my purse and stealing her but quickly realized she wasn't potty trained and took her out fast. Her name for a short week was Sugar (given to her the biotch), but that was not our style nor hers. She was an Autumn. She was our Thanksgiving blessing. Three years later and we are still so thankful she came into our lives. What are you thankful for?

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My mom sent me an email about a mother saying goodbye to her daughter, and in their separation, the mother says to her daughter "I wish you enough". So on this day- this day of great fortune and thanks, I wish you all enough.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I
wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
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Happy Thanksgiving to you all !

5 comments:

The Nanny said...

She is the cutest pupster ever and I'm so happy she's in your lives!

I am thankful for my family and friends, my own puppy, good health, and an amazing bloggerfriend community. :-)

Monica said...

I'm thankful for a bunch of things and one of them is YOU!!!

meg said...

Monica, she is totally adorable. I'm so glad that she found her way to you.

mkv said...

She's a cutie! Thank Heaven for all our puppies! ;)

theviewfromthisplace said...

the cutest thing ever. i'm sorry but in the spirit of honest blogging i will tell you that i think that employee should be shot for passing up on this dog. i mean i LOVE my baby peaches, but your dog would have had me smitten especially as a little pup. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww