How different would your life be if you changed one thing, a seminal moment in your life? Can you trace your life back to that one moment that forever altered your life? Imagine yourself in “It’s a Wonderful Life” and you play yourself (unless you really want to be known as George Bailey). For those who haven’t seen it, the protagonist gets a chance to see what life of those around him would be like if he had never been born (no spoilers here!) thanks to a guardian angel named Clarence.
Take a second now and find that moment. For me, it was the arrival of my cat Zorro that forever altered my life. I can’t imagine being anything other than a veterinarian nor would have I been able to touch the lives of so many people & their pets. In my version of “Wonderful Life,” my guardian angel is my pets and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. Whether giving a unique perspective to see life through their eyes or just helping unwind at the end of the day with a fun game of fetch or napping on the couch, our family pets are the one thing we can’t live without and are grateful for all they give us through the year.
This year we paid it forward for all the love our previous pets have shown us and we gave Rudy his forever home! By fostering and then adopting him, we made room for another dog to be rescued from a shelter by Friends of Willow. I can’t wait to see what he has to teach us over the next several years. 2016 is rapidly approaching and with the close of another year, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for following along and having a glimpse into the journey we experienced this year. We covered a lot of great topics with our friend Edie the Pug, took a stand against cat declawing, and learned a lot about why we should take some pointers from our dogs. So with all this in mind, is there a New Year’s resolution you want to make involving your pets? Enjoy this time with your family & friends (especially the furry ones!) and see you next year!