Our beloved pet mutt, Oreo, succumbed to a rapid 6-week decline on New Years Eve. I’m discovering how much I miss the lifestyle that pets help create. We live in an apartment complex, so caring for Oreo would require us to be outside and around neighbors 3-4 times a day. One simple daily activity facilitated friendships, conversations, and 10 minutes of refreshed perspective.
Maybe her absence is one reason, after years of wanting to join the tide of self-expression, that I finally decided to start this blog. In the shrinking communication universe it gets me outside and refreshes my perspective.