I walk a lot. But I don’t get a chance to “hike” very often. I guess to me hiking is getting away and becoming absorbed in nature. This is one of those things I will jump at the opportunity to do if it presents itself…but I rarely initiate the activity.
This picture was taken a few years ago in New Mexico. I was hiking with my friend Corey and my Pomeranian Chelsea (notice she is peaking out from the backpack!).
Chelsea came into my life when her original person had to move into a nursing home. She was 8 years old at that time. Who would’ve thought I would get to spend more than half her life with her.
She celebrated a total of 18 birthdays. This picture was taken at her 15th birthday. Also known as her Quinceanera. She raised over 2 hundred dollars at this birthday party for a local rescue group.
She “worked” with my clients. As a social worker she frequently met people who had turned hard to the world…yet she had a way of turning their hearts soft again…if only for a minute!
She travelled the country. Bringing smiles to all she met. Whether she was on a leash, in my backpack or sitting at a table, she was always well mannered and precious!
This was our last day together. I had to finally release this precious angel to the Rainbow Bridge. It was one of the hardest days of my life. Chelsea is gone but she will never be forgotten.
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Chelsea is my 18 year old Pomeranian. Every year I take a picture of her in the bluebonnets. This picture was taken a week ago near Waco TX.