Blanca April 24th, 2014

19 Apr 2017

It is coming up on three years since I lost my little friend. Her name was Blanca and her paws marched all over my life for nearly 18 years. She surprised me on a regular basis her whole life constantly adding prints where there had never been.

When I first meet her I thought there is no way, no way in the world I will get attached to this little big eyed mutt. Over time, quiet days before and after I was married I shared many details with my four legged friend. She knew how bad dating was for me, I told her on a regular basis. I was looking for the right human to spend my days with, lucky for me I did find the right girl (that is a story for another day).

I know it has been three years and I am a grown man, but the paw prints are still unfilled there.

I can now laugh when I think of all the things she used to get into such as getting her head stuck in a tin watering can and clanging around on our concrete patio trying to get out of it, or coming home to find her deep in a trash bag with only her little white tail sticking out (she loved food). Maybe the funniest and scariest time was when she jumped into my hot tub, she just didn’t want to be alone.

All that to say I still miss the little french fry eating puppy that put so many smiles on my face.

Thanks for letting me share a little bit of my life today.

Have a great day, and don’t forget to move forward today.


Tim Marvel

Motivational speaker and author, Tim Marvel, CSP believes if life doesn’t stop teaching, he shouldn’t stop learning. From living on a submarine in the Navy to spending thirty years in sales, Tim sees life as an adventure. He’s participated in marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and 100-mile bike rides. When he’s not traveling or encouraging others to be their personal best, you can find him hitting the gym, hanging out with his family, and playing with his dog, Jake. But what he looks forward to the most is his weekly date night with his wife, Rockie.

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