Pam and I have been married since 1978, high school sweethearts. I didn’t think I was a pet person, but Pam broke me in slowly, getting a cat. We had a number of cats over the years, usually in pairs.
Then in 1985, we made a life altering decision and moved to Vancouver BC. We took the bus, but our cat flew! haha
Once in Vancouver we found a lovely place right beside a park. That’s when Buck came into our lives. He was an amazing guy – you can find a tribute to him on this site. I would never have believed I could love a dog, so easily, so fully.
In 2003, we moved with Buck to our own house in Surrey, about 30 minutes south, and east of Vancouver. We had a grand time. But Buck was getting old, slowing down, and going grey. In late 2008, Buck just started to decline. Sadly, he has left us, but his spirit and joy for life remain.
My heart was so sore and my life seemed so empty without him. I told Pam I felt guilty about it, but I can’t live without a dog in my life. Buck was such a large part of my life, that I felt so diminished by his passing. We started looking after a couple of days, but my heart really was too sore. I didn’t think I could dishonour Buck by “replacing him” so soon.
Then we met Max and my heart just broke when I learned his story. I’m sure Buck would approve of saving this lovely guy. I can’t imagine leaving behind a dog I’d owned for seven years. It just boggles my mind.
So this blog was started to celebrate the new arrival, Max. There were no such things as blogs when Buck came to us, so this is all new. I’m not sure how this will progress, or even if it will progress! All I know is Max is coming into my life – and that’s going to be a big change! I can’t wait.
If you want to email Pam, click here – assuming your computer is set up to handle the mailto command, it should work fine.