Monday, August 22, 2016

Lessons learnt from beloved Wolf

 Beloved Wolf, aged 5 years

I spent Saturday working in my vegetable garden with my mom, Wolfie was there with us, guarding us. During our talk, my mom commented that I spend way too much time with my dog. That there is so much work when owning a dog, that some parents don't spend as much active time with their children as I do with my dog. She added that I spent so much time with my Wolf and what do I have now that he is dead? By her opinion nothing. 

I wasn't offended. I know that nobody who never owned a pet can can understand the joy that a dog can bring you. So I just replied that I can not imagine my time better spent then with Wolf. 

Still, my mom's comment didn't leave my mind for many days. 

I didn't tell her this, but there is a priceless lesson that I learnt from beloved Wolf. No matter how long you live, the life is always too short. So you just have to live each day to the fullest, the best way you can. And hang out with ones you love. 

Beloved Wolfie, aged 1 year and a half

BTW:  I got back mammography results. They are OK. I am very relieved.


  1. Dear Klara, it is a very valuable lesson that Wolfie has taught you! I am happy that the mammography results are fine. Also, I am glad that your mother's remark didn't upset you.

  2. Glad mammogram was fine!!

    And if you spend your life avoiding the pain of loss, you will miss a great many wonderful things.

  3. This is a wonderful post. It shows such growth and self-confidence, and such gratitude for the times you and Wolf had together. It seems to me that the way you are living your life is pretty wonderful.

    And I too am happy that your results were OK.

  4. Exactly. Such a great lesson. With a dog, it doesn't matter if they haven't seen you in 10 minutes or 10 days, it's the best thing that ever happened to them.

    So relieved for your mammogram results!

  5. You are right!

    And I am glad your mammogram results were OK!

  6. Yes, no better time than that spent with your pups. People who don't have pets can't imagine the love and acceptance and joy an animal companion can bring, nor do they understand the devastation and heartbreak of the loss, and the desire for another pet after that loss. Animal moms are a special breed :D xoxo glad the mammo was good too