Thursday, August 6, 2009

Zeke and I go to class

Zeke and I began Intermediate Agility last night. Right away I remembered why I enjoy spending time with my dogs. He was attentive and went into training mode right away. All he wanted to do was follow my lead and do a good job.

After we complete this class, I'll see about completing the Canine Good Citizen course and advancing to therapy work. My goal is to take Zeke to Dell's Children's Hospital to visit sick young ones. By trying to make a difference for patients, I hope it somehow repays the universe for all of the support and help offered to me before and after Mark's passing. Besides, what better way to acknowledge my love for my husband? Mark's death was most cancer/sarcoma deaths are. If Zeke could make one patient smile each visit, then we would feel like we've made a difference.

Zeke regularly goes to Home Depot with me. It's nice to see how people respond to him...many ask if they may pet him which he always enjoys. Keeping that in mind, I can imagine that some of the kids at the hospital will be happy to see him. We'll try to reach that goal by Thanksgiving!

The weekend is upon us. I hope to get some gardening done and fall vegetable seeds planted. Of course, I'd be happy to stay indoors and read or quilt if the powers that be would bless us with rain!

Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings. Oprah Winfrey