make that heart-breaking visit to the vet to say our good-byes (a bit of honesty here: I was so devastated I couldn't face up to the trip; my sister acting as my proxy).
The dog-shaped hole in my soul would have to remain unrequited.
And then, just over 12 months ago, I discovered the Dog Share Collective. It was one of those self-absorbed moments when I thought someone had created a service just for me.
Of course the truth is, the Dog Share Collective is changing a lot of lives and filling a lot hearts around New Zealand.
Katherine's learning Te Reo this year, and once a month that requires her to go up north a bit and spend a weekend on a marae. That means I get to house-sit and it's wall-to-wall Bettie & Charlie for a couple of days.
I can't recommend the Dog Share Collective highly enough. With any relationship, it's all about fit. When you get the fit right, it's pretty much an abundance of blessing all around. Bettie, Charlie, Katherine and I can attest to that.
Just one little bit of propitious serendipity I'll leave you with (and it still amazes me a bit every time I think of it). Remember when I said earlier I lost my Mum and Dad at a young age? Want to know what their names were? Bettie and Charlie.
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