If someone had told me last September, that in less than a year the only retired sled dog at the Whistler kennels who I wasn't able to see or photograph properly because he was too afriad to come out of his igloo, would one day be visiting my house... in my living room, sniffing around my backyard and eating a chewie on my carpet, I'm not sure I would've believed them. Not because of any doubt about this dog or his abilities, just doubt of circumstance that his path would intersect with mine again... so closely.
But this happened last night and I've been thinking about it ever since...
So I just wanted to thank everyone who has championed for Cola... to those who saved him, cared for him, slept by him and helped him to trust; who have shared their homes and lives with him and to Heather + Chris for being there, without judgment or agenda, when help was needed and ultimately taking the sleddie leap. And to Saru for being so cool about it all...
You never know where life will take you and whose life will intersect with yours. If you're destined to meet again, you will.
Thanks to the "Cola Champions" I know of, including Penny Stone, Kim + Sue of Whistler Sled Dog Co, Jay Pop, Angie, Barbara + David and Heather + Chris Raines.