There Is Love In This

by (Bubinator)
by (Bubinator)

I found myself in a place yesterday. Not in the arms of an amorous woman, but in the face of reality, versus how we move forward in life. A great woman, and friend, fought for her life this past Valentine’s Day. I want to pose this so as not meant for me, but for a greater purpose. In life, you can only battle so many things within the time you are given. She fought, and faced life, realistically. It took an ending period, the snatcher of life, and the cold reality of time’s end to see her go.

I could only think that this was not fair. It’s not that life should not end, or even it should conclude perfectly. What is not fair is the unpredictable nature of our existence, when it all comes down to it. One day, you can be feeling great and on the verge of greatness. It only takes that other day to bring you to a precipice. It might not be “the one”. It can be hard times, or difficulty, but there is also “the one”, in which you face a conclusion, sometimes not your own way.

You have no control. Machines can preserve life for some time, or nature can see your life extended, for a period, but when it is your time to go, that’s it. You might leave a stove on, you could be driving a vehicle, you might look forward to exchanging words with someone, or even simply take a nap. It is the conclusion.

There is, however, a deterrent. Life cannot continue with the person, who has passed. It’s in the others. The friends, a brother, a mother, or a sister. Something and someone set in place to show what you have done in this life to influence everyone around you. Whatever you have done, or wanted to do, is no longer important. It becomes what have they done? Where are they going? Whose lives are they changing?

At the start of life, it takes love, or caring, to open eyes, and open a place to learn. Once you learn, you make changes, and sometimes, unknowingly, influence others. Life continues on, and on, it seems, in this way. That’s what I could finally see yesterday, but it hurt badly up to that point. In my personal opinion, I felt I had seen this happen before a number of times. It doesn’t change the finality of it. What you do see is how wonderful people, after a life, take what you have given them, and run with it.

Dogtown Introduces You To The Necessary

by W1totalk  All rights belong to Dogtown 2014
by W1totalk
All rights belong to Dogtown, of Colmar, Pennsylvania, 2014

I will try not to advertise. It’s easy to just pick a companion. You share a lifetime, theirs, and yours, and only really want a few things. You want a reliable buddy, want a place that knows dogs, a place to get your new, best friend, reliable information on the buddy, the food, and toys they enjoy, and in this case cats too. Dogtown is bigger. If you didn’t know before, it is the one place to take your dog, safely to be taken care of, over vacation, trips, etc. 

You get a place that offers a premium grade of grooming. This is also the home of its own store, at 252 Bethlehem Pike. They have merchandise, cleaning products, food, toys, and information, on all adoptions, along with a lovely fragrance. Did I mention this is a place to get rescue dogs? You can also get cats, as of recently, but through another organization.

I forgot if you just want to walk dogs, or play with cats, on the weekend, or weekday, that need a little attention, it’s a perfect spot. It’s a great place to check out, and is a safe place to understand your current, or new companion, just a little better.

I enjoy their service, every so often, in the form of hanging with rescue, or daycare dogs. They enjoy walks. It means just getting slobber on your face. There are guys, and gals, of all shapes and sizes. There are opportunities to help.  You have many things you can do to help at Dogtown, if you ask. It all helps to make a dog’s, cat’s, or person’s lifetime that much better. Ask Jennifer Joseph, or any of the staff. Visit Dogtown. Stay for puppy slobber, the right dog essentials, or help where you can. It’s always a good choice for good, and new, companions, yet to come.