A day late with the blog and I will tell you, I am exhausted. It has been both a mental and physically exhausting week. As fall quickly approached and the choirs are piling up, I was running out of time and know not everything would get done. At the first of the week and as I do each year, I will populate some of our forest with maple trees. Brown County Indiana is known for the fall colors that are produced throughout the fall by the many colors of the fall tree foliage.
When we first built the house, we planted many varieties of maple trees for that very reason. As time has moved on, the trees have grown, and in the spring they send out seed pods. After sprouting and leaving the saplings alone for a few years letting them get a few feet tall, I will move them to various parts of the forest to produce even more trees on their own with lots of fall color. The falls rains have been pretty severe this year throwing me behind schedule, but we are making progress. We have had visitors at the farm along with planting new grass and cleaning gutters, but we will manage.
Clancy’s Dream has been overwhelming with paperwork and meetings, and at times I will be at my desk for eight to ten hours with paperwork and phone calls. If it weren't for Leah Lamb, we would never make it as she is a God Send for us, taking care of all the internet work and getting us on Amazon along with working on several other sights promoting Clancy’s Dream.
With everything going on, as most know, we took Gabby to the vet for what we thought was a simple removal of a fatty tumor. The news was devastating when we found out it was cancer. With all of this going on, I purchased a new computer for the foundation and have had nothing but trouble with it. After many three to four hour conversation with Dell and replacing the week-old hard drive, it has been determined that it needs to go back to Dell for repair and it’s only one week old, always something…
With all of this going on, and while in my safe zone in my recliner Sunday evening, I saw Gabby across the room staring at me. She looked so pitiful with her bandage, and I sensed she needed me. I only had to tap my armrest, and she came running to me and dove into my lap. In just a few seconds, Abbie also joined me in the recliner and curled up right next to me. What I see is two sets of eyes looking so intensely at me and soothing my mind from all the activity racing through my head and in an instant, all is good in the world.
Two dogs with cancer are at peace without a worry in the world and are living the dream, and at times I wish I could be like them. No problems, live and love to have fun, play and eat, sleeping well and running hard and enjoying a good nap many times during the day. All of which I need to do. I can’t begin to tell you how they all improve my life just by wanting me but what no one knows, is that I need them when my life is upside down… Ken