The holidays were good and we enjoyed time with our family and friends. On December 27th we marked Mindy's 5-year RE-birthday. The day we saved her life from the county shelter. It's amazing to think about how much she has changed over these past 5 years. Don't get me wrong, she's still neurotic as all get out, but she has just thrived in so many other areas. It's hard to believe that she is the same dog that we brought home that day. Sometimes I reflect on what her life would have been (or not have been) if I had not seen that Petfinder ad on that fateful morning. I also reflect on the fact that if I had not rescued her, I still may not know the joys of dog ownership. In so many ways, it feels like we were meant to find each other. Kismet if you believe.
I have had some inquiries as to whether I will be writing Tails of My Rescue Dog- Part 2. I am gathering my thoughts together and thinking that I may attempt to do so this year. The year 2012 definitely gave me plenty of writing material between the dog attacks and our trip to Kansas. If I feel that I can write a quality follow-up book that will be interesting to the reader then I will do so. I don't want to write a book that isn't "up to snuff" and have it appear that I am trying too hard to ride the coattails of my first book. The subject of Mindy is too near and dear to my heart for anything of less quality. Even though I am not a professional author, I do set high standards for myself. Especially if I am going to put my writing out there for others to read. So I will start writing a draft and see where it leads.
Finally, I would like to take a moment to give a shout out to all of the new people who have "LIKED" my Facebook page. It's nice interacting with people from all parts of the country, and now I can say all over the world because just today a gentlemen from South Australia liked my page. Thank you and welcome to all! I have met some very nice people and I enjoy reading all of the rescue stories that are messaged to me. One of my newest Facebook friends (a very sweet lady) recently told me that "animal loving people are the BEST". I have to agree!
So as we head into 2013, I didn't make any New Year's resolutions as that is not really my thing, but I will make it a goal to update my blog more frequently. I have been thinking about how I can make my blog interact better with my Facebook page so I will have more things to write about. My mind is always going...no wonder I feel tired all of the time! And on that note, I wish everybody a happy and prosperous New Year!
Until next time,