The first post of the new year must begin with my great gratitude in being able to write it. There were moments of 2017 when there was doubt as to whether I would be able to continue in rescue work or contribute to the cause through the written word or power of deed. Doubt lingered into the very early days of 2018 but was recently banished. The threat of a second brain surgey looms further into the distance now that my optic surgeon supports my decision to delay. All facts were considered and the possible outcome of losing my sight in one eye was measured against the time I have now and suffering I can certainly endure. The remaining tumour will be monitored but others can worry about that and I will move foreward with a sense of abandon. There is much to do, much to change and much we will celebrate in time.
Any encouragement, support or motivation I needed to forge ahead came in the form of ten pups born on Christmas day. Maisie, their mom, warmed my heart and brought me hope but her wriggling little beings offered me ten reasons to believe in a better day and a brilliant tomorrow.Read More