The photo above is Bailey. She will be two years old on November 28th. I think most people that read the title "Love" would assume it would be about a romantic partner. Sorry to disappoint, but this is about my dog.
My husband and I decided that after my dog Jack passed that we would not purchase another dog so we could travel more and not worry about someone to look after the animals.
Even though I have had a dog my entire life, I agreed with him, but the universe had other plans.
I live next door to a Golden Retriever breeder. He hired me to take care of his dogs while he was away. One of his dogs was named Rosie, was pregnant. I started my early morning routine by coming in and finding out that she had given birth. I had come in and watched her give birth. The next puppy that came out was Bailey; although Rosie went after her like she was biting her, I picked her up and removed her. I didn't know.
I called my daughter to have her come and help, and she arrived to help see the next puppy get delivered. She asked me to get a rag, and while I was away, she gave birth again, but this time she ate the puppy. I didn't know.
I soon realized this little puppy couldn't latch onto and drink milk, so I decided to hand-feed the puppy. I woke up every two hours to feed the puppy. The puppy was with me twenty-four hours, seven days a week.
After a month of feeding her, I noticed mucus coming out of her nose, so I took her to my neighbor's vet. Unfortunately, I wasn't ready for the news he was about to deliver to me. She had a cleft palate (an opening at the roof of her mouth) and her back legs were a little deformed. So his recommendation was to have her "put down."
I cried all the way home. The puppy was under deposit, so my neighbor had to confirm if the person still wanted the puppy. The response was no. He then told me that I could keep her or he would take her to the vet to be "put down."
After caring for this little girl for over a month, there was no way I could put her down, and my husband agreed with me. His vet gave me this gadget that you need to stick down her throat to get food that would help nourish her. Something inside me told me another way, so I began researching it.
Thank God for the internet because it allows us to hear experiences from people who have tried other ways and had many successes.
We have since then had her cleft palate repaired. The operation was to close up the hole, but it wasn't a complete success; she does have an inch and a half slit opening.
Today she is thriving. She is not as big as her sisters. She tires out quickly. And is a picky eater who burps a lot. She is always by my side and goes with me to as many places as I can bring her.
My heart is whole, and the love pours out of me whenever I see her. She came into my life for a reason, and I am so grateful.
I have been on a spiritual journey for a long time. I have met some incredible mentors and teachers through Women Empowering Women Now, who have helped me to develop and be more aware of who I am and how I want to live my life.
I am forever grateful for the lessons from the universe. I am awake and listening on purpose. As a former go-getter (I’m learning), I recognize the benefits of slowing down. Seriously, my health has improved. My relationships have improved. My sleep has improved. I’m paying attention to the universe, or the universe is throwing me a lot of hints these days. And the funny thing is, I am more productive than ever!
Through my Balance App, I have been meditating every morning for the past two months. This tool has been a significant change in my life. It has helped me to stop, be still and listen. Now for the first time, I am using meditation on the go.
I have always thought of myself as being very aware of my surroundings. I generally notice things that most people don’t. But now it seems to be heightened.
My spiritual gifts are growing; I know things before they happen. I can read a room fast. I can pick up on the energy of others. I am finally picking up the hints from beyond.
I still have a lot to learn, but I am proud of myself for finally listening to me.
As a creative person, I love the color pink. So I actually named my property management company P.I.N.C. Management. Back then, most property management companies were run by men, and I knew I wanted to stand out, so I called it PINC Management. People In Neighboring Communities. Branding was easy, pink.
I have dropped the dots between each letter. I have passed on my business to my daughter, who continues to grow the company. When I started Women Empowering Women Now, I continued using the pink color to help carry on the branding.
I still love the color pink. It is my go-to color in almost all my artwork. So then, why am I titling this blog post, Black?
Lately, I have been thinking about how I can simplify things around me. I look at clutter and see what I can release, but I want to update and remove some of my clothes. I’m thinking about changing out my clothes, paring down and wearing black and white only. I think it will simplify getting dressed and make shopping so much easier.
Whenever I read about someone who wears only black and white clothing, I immerse myself in their story and it motivates me to do the same.
But even taking it a bit further and extending it to furniture, bedding, dishes, etc. It’s funny, as I write this, I am looking around my house, and I guess the process is already started! It’s incredible how the mind works! I can see it in the vision books I have created.
So I guess I am going to start with my wardrobe. First, I will go through my current clothes and remove anything I have not worn and some items that don’t fit my new black and white theme. Then, I will continue the cycle of removing a piece of clothing after I purchase a new piece.
I am going to give myself a year and will do an update in 6 months with check-in blog. The goal is to now start wearing those colors every day. It might take me a few weeks to get to that point, but I already envision my new closet!
Wish me luck!