A few weeks ago, I decided that most of the dogs beds needed to go. They are in good condition, so I thought and thought about what to do with them ... then it hit me. Kim at Golden Pines fosters and adopts senior Golden Retrievers, and I knew she could use my old beds for her ever-changing crew of Goldies.
Loaded up in the back of my Jeep, ready to go to their new home.
I had never met Kim in person until Friday. She only lives about an hour from here. We read each other's blogs, and we email back and forth about various things, and I could just tell that she's the type of person that I would really like to get to know better.
We met at Ekster Antiques' barn sale, near where she lives. We squealed and hugged and we spent the morning talking mostly about our dogs and sharing details of ourselves while we wandered through the wonders from Europe that Ekster brings together for their sales. Neither of us bought anything ... we don't need stuff, and it's a bit pricey, but it's so much fun to look at things and gather inspiration.
I knew right away that my dog beds had found a great new home with a family that I can't wait to get to know even better. If there was any doubt, take a look at this photo that Kim shared on her blog yesterday.
This is CarrieAnn giving her 'paw' of approval for the new beds.
In a way, it was sad to see these dog beds go ... I still get a little bit misty thinking about it. I had to do it, though, it's time to move on, and letting go is part of this process. I don't need these anymore. It helps so much to know that they went to a good home and will be used by such sweet dogs.
When the time comes for us to get another dog, whenever that will be, I will buy new dog beds just for him/her. In the meantime, my old ones are finding new life with a great new family ... I did keep two of my favorites for the cats, though.
If you don't read Kim's blog, you are missing out on something special. I am fortunate to have her close enough to meet her in person, and I fully intend to take advantage of this in the future. (I took the next step when I got home ... now we're FB friends, too!)
Happy Sunday, Everyone. I hope it's a great one for you!!