Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Puppy Therapy

January 1, 2013 marked a monumental day. Not only was this the start of another year, it was also the day that 6 little puppies came into this world. Over the past few weeks, these pups have proven to be pretty therapeutic.

 Kourtney, one of the other AmeriCorps members and my site partner at The Lord's Place, sent me multiple videos and pictures back on New Year's Day while I was lounging on an inflatable at the Orange Bowl Pre-Game Kickoff Party. I was so excited to meet the little guys when they were big enough and able to be around other people.

That time finally came about a month ago. Kourtney has been staying up in Stuart with her parents since Christmas break, so her roommates, Justin and Kayla, and I decided to pay a visit to her and meet the little guys. Needless to say, Roscoe, Chunk, Pebbles, Sadie, Noelle, and Molly stole our hearts. The level of cuteness was off the charts!












Since that first encounter, I've been back up to visit the pups a couple of times. Every time that I see them - no matter what is happening in my life, no matter what struggles I'm dealing with - I feel refreshed and re-centered. It's amazing how six little bundles of fluff and spunk can rejuvenate a person.

By now, the six are now two as Kourtney has found loving homes for all of the pups. The last two will be delivered to their new owners this weekend, so tomorrow night (Wednesday) I'm heading up to Stuart one last time to spend some quality time with my new favorite form of therapy.









Chief Osceloa (Brown/White) and Zoey (White) - proud parents of the six little pups