2 weeks ago
Thank you for being my constant in a chaotic world 💙 #heartdog
most of you know gordie by his serious expressions and goofy antics that i often post about. what you don't see is the side of him that is so special to me. i often tell lylle's story but rarely tell mine and gordie's. for our new followers...
six years ago i was told by my doctor that i needed to change my career/lifestyle due to incredibly high stress test results. if i didn't make adjustments, i'd be lucky not to see severe health complications by the time i reached 35. i would wake up at 3am and respond to emails, i would work 14+ hour days in the office, didn't use/take vacation or sick days, and on weekends i often declined plans so i could focus on work. my career was my focus. the only focus.
then came along this adorable puppy with a heart marking on his chest who had more energy than i knew how to handle. he was to be my boyfriends hunting sidekick. gordie drove me absolutely bonkers most days but his extreme amount of craziness quickly became the calm to my storm. he had won over my heart. he calmed my anxiety and taught me to focus on him, to make him a priority.
fast forward to now...i changed jobs, use all my time off each year (somedays i wish i had more!), volunteer my professional expertise to support rescues, open our home to fosters, added lylle to our family and have no health complications. he has truly taught me how to adjust my priorities and to enjoy each day to the fullest...outside of my office. he will forever be my "once in a lifetime" dog. and if you’re wondering...yes, dad got one excellent hunter but this boy is 100% a mommas boy 😍 #loveofmylife
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