About a week after bringing Clover home, we were given the opportunity to dog sit for Henriette. Merit, a 5 year-old male, needed a place to stay for a long weekend. Merit is a beautiful dog. He has had health issues in the past, but is very healthy now. Merit is also a very loving dog that likes to snuggle, play, and go for long walks. Merit came for a visit and decided to stay. Merit has been with us for 10 weeks now and has no intention of going home. Merit is a champion and I am currently working with him and he is teaching me a lot about dog life and competition. 10 weeks ago I knew very little about confirmation, agility or obedience. Merit is helping me learn. We have started tracking classes together and I am learning how to properly handle a dog (and not let them handle me). Merit is helping me regain my confidence.
|Merit enjoying a carrot in the garden|
Not being able to switch out the utility grey piecing thread currently in my machine and create is frustrating me to no end. I have 4 projects I am wanting to start and I can't. Somedays I begin to worry I will never sew again, but I know that is a path I cannot take. I am working at learning to adapt right now. Somedays are better than others, but I am having a very difficult time most days. I trust that it will all work out eventually, but for now my sewing has been put on hold.
Merit and Clover are my two blessings that are leading me down a new path. I have met new people who also enjoy springers and they have led me to a variety of new activities that I can participate in with my dogs that don't require me to see things close-up. Change keeps happening. Change will always happen. So much has changed over the past three months and I am in a place I never expected to be. I am learning to accept change even if I don't want to.