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The Only Constant Is Change

Well, it’s been a few weeks since my last update but a lot has changed in the past few weeks.  For the sake of our dogs and our family we opted out of transferring to Kentucky.  We were only given a little over two weeks of notice to pack up, find living and move before having to report to work at our new job.  It was hard enough finding housing for five dogs, but when you told them what kind of dogs they were…yeah, didn’t happen.  Ah, well.  It’s in the past and we won’t give up our dogs when we have other options in our future.

In that time frame, the place where we’re currently working is pending sale.  A buyer is finally looking to buy the place.  We are riding through the transition and transferring to the original parent company in twelve months or so.  This will mean a few changes over the course of the year, but we’re staying in Michigan (for now).  We’ve started hunting for property finally that will allow us to finally have a nicer set up for us and our future growing family.

Bruce and I have been talking about going to the court on May 21st and finally signing the paperwork to make us a legally married couple after nine years and a few months of being together.  What was the reason for the date you ask? Well, it’s Luna’s birthday.  She will be nine years old and what better way to commemorate our time together than the glue that has held us so tightly for nine years.  I never would have pictured myself where I am nine years ago with her and Bruce…or for that matter, Mika, Duo, Ryker and Lyric!  I wouldn’t change it for the world – even with the hard times we’ve faced in the past or those we may suffer through in the future.  What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, or something like that.

We’ve had some plans and goals change with the prospects of the upcoming changes to our life and job situation and it will be interesting to see how they play out over the coming years.  We’re rushing headlong into the unknown and it’s thrilling and downright frightening at the same time.  I won’t deny that I’m absolutely terrified that things will go terribly wrong, but I will continue to hope for the best for myself, Bruce, the dogs and…well, you can take a guess at what else.

I am truly blessed to have so little but have so much at the same time.

Life Happens

Well, my poor blog has been horridly ignored over the past few weeks.  Unfortunately, life got in the way of spending a ton of time online.  I spent most of my time on the ‘Net from my phone and that doesn’t make the easiest blogging experience, unfortunately.  Thankfully, the majority of what I’ve been dealing with is good for the future for us and the dogs.

We put in a transfer to Kentucky – Louisville to be exact.  We don’t know if we got it, but the paperwork is in.  We’ll be headed down to Louisville in the spring or just before fall if we get the chance.  It’s very scary for me to do this as it means moving away from a lot that I have known for a good many years and that I’m moving away from my family.  That being said, it’s a raise for both Bruce and I and a chance to secure the hopes and plans we have for the future – most of which surrounds the dogs.

We’re looking for places outside of the city since there are some incredibly strict rules in regard to having intact animals…and more specifically pit bull-type dogs.  Cruddy, yes, but we’ve located a few places that we’re looking at in hopes of getting some property.  If we manage to secure a decent sized piece of property, we very well may be able to expand upon our dreams and have indoor/outdoor kennels that are heated and air conditioned for the dogs so we can do boarding and training on site and maybe even have things set up for performance events.  It’s something I’ve wanted to do for many, many years and this may be a chance to make it a reality.

While there are many things that make this move a negative thought for me, the positives are certainly outweighing these.  We will be moving farther from our family and friends that we’ve known and cherished for many years to totally unfamiliar territory, however, this will allow us to expand into areas that we’ve wanted to do for a long time and be in a central location to visit folks in the surrounding areas and allow folks to visit us as well.

Either way, many things will likely be changing in the coming months and all I can do is hope for the best for the dogs, us and our future and trust we made the best possible choice.