Yes, this is a photo of an adorable Chow pup. No, it’s not my new Chow.
But it could be. Well, not this very pup. But perhaps one just like it.
Don and I had a powwow last night about getting a puppy. It’s not reasonable to get one right now and I know that. My cancer treatments take up too much time and energy to even make that a rational consideration.
But we did come up with a reasonable alternative.
Everyone needs dreams and goals to get them through the rough patches in life. Many dreams and goals of all shapes and sizes.
One of mine happens to be reddish and fluffy with a black snout.
Getting a puppy will be my reward for finishing multiple rounds of chemo and going into remission. I’ve got that to look forward to, to strive toward. My carrot on a stick.
Ironically, Chows were the Cover Story of Dog Fancy Magazine recently — and a copy of the story just happened to be sitting in the waiting room at the emergency clinic Sunday evening. Then, as fate would have it, only two Chow breeders were listed — and one happens to be less than a half hour from where we live.
Things that make you go hmm…
When the day comes, I will be on the phone with Forestwaychows.com, inquiring about their most recent litter. Then we’ll be off to choose a pup, and we’ll get started on a new beginning…together.
Copyright 2011, Amy Rauch Neilson