I’m actually pretty excited to have this break on the blog between dogs to share posts related to other things. One of my favorite in-between-fosters posts are the ones written by guest writers. My boyfriend Mark stopped by the blog in March, and now his mom is taking a shot at it. I love hearing what other people have to say, and I love giving them an opportunity to share it – so I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
“ONE PERSON WITH PASSION IS BETTER THAN 40 PEOPLE MERELY INTERESTED” - E.M. FORSTER English Novelist
Hi. I am Profitta and Seamus Mom (Mark’s too). After moving to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh (where our house and yard were too small for a dog- at least according to my husband!) we were waiting for our new house to be built, so I researched the golden breeders in the area and found one that breeds to the size I wanted and Profitta was born April 2001. Raising a puppy is a WORK OF PASSION! Among other puppy traits, she loved to eat our new dry wall.
Fast forward to the fall of 2008 when our third and youngest son, Mark went to college. Thinking back I was so excited anticipating him leaving but…..? On the day we dropped him off at the dorm, I became very depressed and on the way home I called my kennel who I knew had a 14 month male golden that was given up and said to have him ready in the morning. I was coming to get him. When my husband got home from work the next day, he asked “if this was permanent????” I gave a non–committal answer, but I knew it was. Seamus had been neglected by well-meaning but elderly owners and possibly abused as well, as he was very shy and fearful of everything. Now, 4 years later, he is much better (but still leaves the room when he sees a broom!). After going to a dog behavior therapist with both dogs we worked it out. Thus another WORK OF PASSION.
Now Mark has graduated from college and I have completed another WORK OF PASSION with all of my boys living on their own.
I met Juliana in September of 2010 and since she started fostering dogs in the summer of 2011, I have seen her WORK OF PASSION. Her Peace Love & Foster Blog is a constant homework assignment Sunday thru Thursday nights that is meaningful and compelling every day. Good blogging makes me want to start my own blog and that’s why I asked to be a guest blogger today. I am an avid gardener and keeping “the goldens” out of the tomatoes makes my life very interesting.
You take the very best things in life along with the disappointments and thus life is a WORK OF PASSION.
As Bill Cosby has said ANYONE CAN DABBLE, BUT ONCE YOU’VE MADE THAT COMMITMENT, YOUR BLOOD HAS THAT PARTICULAR THING IN IT, AND IT’S VERY HARD FOR PEOPLE TO STOP YOU. That pretty much defines the meaning of WORK OF PASSION for me.