Sometimes Good Things Happen To Good People

by Houndstooth on

Have you ever had a day when you were on an emotional roller coaster?  I consider myself a pretty even keel type of person and while I feel emotional about things, I don’t often let my emotions rule my decisions.  Every once in a while, though, I find myself getting taken along for the ride like everyone else.

Before I left the house for work, Bunny gave me her best entreaty to come back to bed with her instead of leaving the house.  Honestly, I’m not sure how I manage to resist her.  She could melt a heart of stone and lately, she’s just seemed a bit more reluctant for us to be apart.  If I ever win the lottery, the first thing I will do is make sure she doesn’t to suffer through those daily good-byes.  It’s not because I don’t like work, it’s because I don’t like leaving her behind.  Well, okay, it’s also because I hate getting out of bed in the morning.  I admit that I suffer pangs of envy when I leave and she’s still comfortable in there.

Hit The Snooze Button -- Tales and Tails

Hit The Snooze Button

Throughout the day, there were these ups and downs.  It was the last day of school for students and we were stuck inside doing all this cleaning and work instead of having fun on the last day.  We were supposed to leave an hour early, then an email came out from our principal saying that we had to stay all day instead.  Later, it was corrected and we were told that we actually could leave early as we’d been promised.  The last part of the day, we were watching “Up” with the students.  Towards the end of the movie, I found myself getting all choked up as Dug said some of the sweetest, most guileless things to Mr. Frederickson.  Leave it to a dog in a movie to get to me, though.

Movie Night -- Tales and Tails

Movie Night

Later, just as I arrived at our volunteer meeting, I got an email that will change my summer.  I mentioned earlier this week that I had to make the tough decision not to go to BlogPaws because I spent a lot of money on Bunny’s teeth.  I was disappointed not to be going, but I made peace with it.  I would rather be at home with Bunny than go away and not be able to come back to her here.  I’m not even ready to think about a time when that could happen.  Imagine my surprise when I got an email offering me a sponsorship to attend the conference.  I couldn’t believe it was really happening.  I still can’t.  In less than two weeks, I’ll be in Phoenix, Arizona learning and networking with other bloggers and companies.

I admit that I am feeling a lot of things right now.  I spent my money for the trip on Bunny’s teeth and now I have a sponsor who makes a product to keep dogs’ teeth clean, which I’ll be telling you a little more about in the near future.  After all of the ups and downs of the last few months with my dad almost dying and the scare with Bunny’s health, it’s nice to know that sometimes good things happen to good people after all.  I’m feeling incredibly lucky and very excited.  Summer is here for us now and it’s arrived with a big splash.  We still plan to have our fair share of dog adventures, but I’ll be taking a little time out to have a small adventure on my own, too.

Vintage Postcard -- Tales and Tails

Vintage Postcard

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  • Sue Dyer

    So pleased you will be going to BlogPaws. Will you take any of the dogs?

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue, Polly & Honey

    • No, I will be flying, which isn’t something I want to put any of them through.

  • Sushant

    This blog is really awesome. Dog love people more than they love themeselves

  • Sandra Ballasch

    I don’t comment often, but I’m so happy for you!

  • Sharron

    Awesome news! Enjoy the trip to Phoenix!

  • SGilbert

    What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Enjoy! Have a great time~

  • Wonderful. I’m a firm believer in Karma. By your mentioning that you weren’t able to go, you were offered the opportunity by someone who knows about you and the excellent things you do for your dogs and others, just because you can. An added bonus… you’ll be able to help Bunny with her teeth, because lord knows Greyhounds have the worst teeth in the canine world. It doesn’t matter how much you brush them and take care of them, those teeth still manage to get messy.

    I’m very, very happy for you. You deserve to have good things happen and two good things happened here. You get to go on your trip, and you get to look at some products that will quite likely extend Bunnys life. Theres good science out there that states of you keep the mouth and teeth junk free, you keep the heart, lungs and immune system junk free. Good for you!!

  • So happy for you!!!

    I just want to caution you that you will be in Phoenix during the hottest time of the year and it is very easy to get heat sickness, just going in and out of the air conditioned buildings. It is a lot for a body to handle, especially coming from the Midwest. We were just there last week. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times, wear a hat if you’re out, sunblock is a necessity of course. Don’t try to hurry for anything. I know most of your time will be inside. Just want you to be prepared. 🙂 The evenings are gorgeous!

  • YAY! I am so happy that you have sponsor and are able to attend. We will see you in a few days. We are driving with the boys so if you need any Hound or Westie hugs…LOL!

  • Dennis the Vizsla

    hello houndstooth its dennis the vizsla dog hay this is grayt nooz i no yoo wil hav a grand time in the mithikal land of aridzona!!! enjoy it yoo hav enrd it!!! ok bye