It warmed our hearts when Paloma, now 13 weeks old, brought smiles to our neighbor boys, Jace and Roman. A few days before Thanksgiving their father, Derek, informed us that their beloved Jack, the family’s 13-year-old schnauzer-terrier mix, had died suddenly from a heart condition. The news brought tears to all of us.
The next day while we were out in the yard with Paloma, we saw Derek and the boys on a bicycle ride. A good way to take their minds off Jack for a little while, he said.
Immediately, Louie urged them to come into the yard to play with Paloma. Smiles across their faces were a sight for sore eyes.
This serendipitous moment reminded us that puppies have a magical way of bringing tenderness and love that lift our spirits, especially when we need it most.
Alas, the precious puppy stage passes much too quickly. So, it is in this spirit that I have been heeding our vet’s advice: “If you like taking photos, take a lot NOW…!”