Brian’s New Day

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(Picture by Melanie Ludlow of  MLu Photography)

Every day I wake up to this cute, little, fluffy, white lump of joy and his name is Brian.  He is the best dog in the universe!  Chances are pretty good that you have seem him in the stores, perched on a chair or sunbathing in one of our many store windows.  He is the epitome happiness each and every day!

He loves coming to work with me every day. We wake up early and as I get ready for work he dozes on the bed.  Once I put my shoes on Brian knows that it is time to get in the car and he bounds up the stairs and wags frantically at the door. From the occasional nose out the car window to greeting all of the family and staff each morning…..he is happy. I can look at Brian and feel this great sense of peace and love for that is all that he is.  Things weren’t always great for Brian though.

A number of years ago Brian appeared on my front porch on a lazy Sunday morning.  Although wagging, he was not the Brian we know today.  Someone had been very mean to Brian along the way.  He was frightened of men, starving and covered in sores.  I spent all day with him in the yard and walking around town to find his people. It was a mystery.  I placed ads online, contacted every resource I could think of and no one came forward.  We adopted each other and started working together that very week!

Brian is my constant companion as well as a constant reminder that even if things stink today, tomorrow is a fresh start.  He awakes overjoyed for each new day…every day. Be happy.