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Too Much Shiny in My Life!


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Everything is shiny in my life here in Colombia at Villa Migelita. Lately, my dog Marley has become the shiny object in my life. He is old and he is still doing OK. I want to share a story from yesterday that made me realize he knows he is growing older too.

We needed to bring Orion to the Veterinarian because he has allergies. Marley came out and saw Orion in the truck. I said “Come Marley, back to your house” he ignored me and when I opened the door he jumped right in and sat in the front seat. I say “Marley we are going to the Vet and you need to get down.” He jumped to the backseat with Orion and sat down. I realized he wants to be with me every single second he can.  I understand because dogs just know. I said “Ok, you can go too.” He relaxed and went along.

He was my shiny object for the day and for the rest of his life. His years are numbered. I don’t know how old he is. He has been with me since 2008 before my daughter died. He is the gentlest, most special dog in the world. According to me. I know we all have our dogs and think the same. But yesterday made my heart smile. Orion had to be put in a room by himself because Orion does not like animals not in his pack. Marley was able to explore the farm of my friend and veterinarian.

Marley exploring
Just sniffing around the farm of my Vet 

He was so happy. We went off to look at a cow that had a problem, and we left Marley to himself. He was so happy. He was with me, and he was on an adventure. He also had a little check up too. All is fine with him and he is still strong, I just can’t take him on long hikes anymore.

So my Marley is the shiny object in my life for the next years. I will treasure each moment with him, and I will listen to him when he asserts himself. He had an adventure without a hike yesterday and he was very happy for that.

Marley and duckling
My gentle Marley
marley and me 1
The only hike I take him on these days

So when his life comes to an end too soon, I will remember him jumping in the truck and saying in his own way ” I need to be with you more!” I will listen!

Marley hanging with us
Hanging with us at Vet’s
Marley
Marley with the school children of my area in Colombia
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I am an American who moved to Colombia to find peace after the devastating loss of my daughter. I bought and renovated a Villa, am learning Spanish, and writing as catharsis. This blog will be like my book with chapters. Each blog will be about my life and adventures. I hope you will enjoy the many new discoveries I am making every day about myself and another culture.

9 thoughts on “Too Much Shiny in My Life!

  1. I love Marley!! Michele you are very blessed to have each other…. I know you have each other for a reason ❤ Please frame the beautiful photo of Marley and the baby duck. Love you friend! 🙂

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  2. Oh my goodness..Marley has always reminded me of lassie …what a beautiful story blog honey..I love everyone that I’ve read and cried so much it took me awhile to finish, but that’s okay..I just have a Great heart and love seeing Awesome loving stories that you write Michele..I just love you with all of my heart..

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  3. Beautiful! It is very endearing when we realize that our precious dogs have their days counted. That they are no longer young and vibrant. It is a time where we become very in tune and close with our loved one. Lovely article. Yes, frame that photo of Marley and the baby duck. It is just perfection!

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