4 weeks ago, on our final hike in New Hampshire, we were just getting started when Mateena ran off.
No big deal, they run off a little bit on our hikes but always come right back. No doubt she was chasing something or smelled food.
Anyhow, after about 10 minutes, Devon started to get a little nervous.
We split up, along with Frank and Alise, our friends that were with us and eventually found her. She had gone back to the river near where we parked (she’s a smart girl).
Anyhow, it made me think of the preciousness of life. Lately I’ve been focusing on her and Dax more, a dog’s life is much easier to grasp as far as the finiteness.
When I picked Mateena up from our breeder 7 years ago, my first thought was about how fast her life would go before our very eyes, 10-12 years if we are lucky.
Every day you must think about the finite life that is presented to you. Urgency helps you live more fully. It’s not morbid, it’s to keep you from just going through the motions.
Sometimes losing your pup helps put things into perspective for you.
Be unconventional – Kyle Newell
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