It all started with a simple promise. I had no idea the fulfillment of this promise to the love of my life
would in turn heal a fracture in my own banged up heart. It’s always best to start at the beginning. So let me back up a few years.
After the passing of my wonderful mom, who I cared for full-time, I was in no shape to take care of Everett, my 120 lbs Retriever Rottweiler mix. So I did what any puppy parent would do in hard times. I found him a good home in the country with owners that would love him as much as me and my family did.
What I didn’t realize is when I said good bye to Everett that I said good bye to a piece of my heart. See, my heart was such a mess and was just so wrecked after losing my mom that I had no idea I did any other damage. How could I know!?! I went on like this, with a hole in my heart, for 10 years. Which brings us up to about a year ago, “The Show”.
There I was, my first ever RV show. I was so excited, and to be frank, I was very nervous. I had been in
the business for 3 years already but never ever was I invited to work a huge event like that. I still get
goose bumps thinking about it. I walk in to this huge building full of RV’s, all plugged in and ready to
show, it was warm and toasty inside. Sales people from all different Blue Dog RV locations turning on
lights, plugging in coaches and rolling out awnings. I was immediately lost in the either.
That’s when it happened I told the story to someone very special on that trip over spinach and artichoke dip from Applebee’s. Which brings us to the next chapter of this story, “the Promise”. That’s when it all started. About a month later I made a seemingly insignificant promise to get us a puppy one day. I made this promise not knowing what this would mean for us, or me in particular. And as soon as I made that promise, something deep inside me got so excited. So I started looking here and there at first. But I wanted every puppy I saw.
Then after about 4 months Rhiannon and I went to the Pound together and those memories of rescuing Everett came flooding back and I literally was looking for him. Unfortunately I could only see
characteristics of him in each dog we took outside to play with, but none of them really hit the mark. Yet I still wanted all the puppies!!! Rhiannon would take my hand each time and hug me while telling me it’s okay. See she saw something I didn’t something inside me and somehow was waiting to see the
connection between man and his dog happen naturally. Finally we are there, “the DAY”. Rhiannon came to visit me for a couple days. Without telling her I had set up a time to go look at a puppy out in the country. So the morning of I decided I couldn’t keep the secret anymore and told her all about it. She gets tickled at me when she knows I’m excited about something. So we head out around noon, it’s just about 30 min out of town. We pull up and my puppy’s grandpa, grandma and mom came running up to us howling and barking, tails wagging. All of this was super encouraging as we made it up the pathway all to see the cutest little flea ridden, mal nourished puppy in the world.
When we got close, the little guy ran up to me and immediately started licking my hand and nibbling on my fingers. So naturally I had to pick him up. When I placed him on my chest, he laid his little head on my shoulder and in so doing melted Rhiannon’s sweet heart and filled the hole that was missing in mine for years. I get teary eyed just thinking about it. This was our puppy. And his name is Zedd. So with that’s story behind us I share this photos on me and my dog.