The title is from a song by one of my all time favorites George Strait. and of course it is about a love , that comes along when you least expect it . The song like most is about a girl but this story is about a boy.
A blond beautiful boy, who I will be calling Henry.
I wasn't looking for a puppy, I was happy with having my beloved Winston home, and his wonderful little buddy Skeeter. The thought of another golden retriever cruised through my mind from time to time, but not just right now was what I thought. It is winter, we are soon leaving for our holiday and I just wasn't there yet.I thought maybe in the spring.
And then I opened my email and there was a message from my friend Deb saying that the breeder who raised her lovely dog Autumn had a littler with a special little guy who would need a special home. Henry was born with the bottom of one front paw missing.
The breeder suggested he might go to go to a home when he might do pet therapy. Well I don't currently take my dogs to do pet therapy but they do play a big role in the work I do with the kids and horses.And I am quite open to it, Winston and I did do some work in that area when he was young . I talked to my hubby about it and a couple of veterinarians I know to be sure we would be able to provide the right home for him. Once we were sure I emailed and said yes I was interested.
I then waited and worried the remainder of the day that maybe he was already spoken for ,or they would think I was not the right person or, or, or...
Because, you see ,when I fall in love with a critter I fall hard and fast , and he was in my heart from photos alone!
But thanks to good friends(Deb is planning to maybe go next weekend) and a very talented young lady named Kass who is an aspiring photographer , and a good one at that! I will be kept up to date on Henry`s growth and development , and I will be out so see him as soon as I get home.
This special little boy will be given the best we can give him, Winston as a older pack mate teaching him and protecting , Skeeter for fun and, well I am sure some wisdom. The cat Delilah, and the horses for a balanced well rounded life,and Martin and I with all the family with hearts full of love to share.
Many thanks to Dawn and Kass, of Kozy Kountry Golden Retrievers . All photos credit to Kass
Stay safe my friends
Welcome to Fern Valley
Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .