Amazing Grace!


I will never forget the day she showed up at the soup kitchen in a backpack. She was the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, but by the size of her paws, she wouldn’t be small for long. She did not disappoint.

We walked Gracie Mae down the Rainbow Bridge on June 14th. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. I am even more amazed at Preacher man for being able to be there to the very end with all our other animals.

I’m not going to go into our experience, because it was not good. What I want to share is what I learned from Grace.

Play! It’s important in every area of your life! If you need balls and sticks, then by all means get them, but play!


Water is important! You must drink it, swim in it, walk through it, sit on it if it’s frozen, and have someone throw it at you if it’s snow!


Gracie showed me that you only have this one chance at life. There’s no sense in doing it safe, play with focused abandonment! It did not matter that she had blown her knee out three different times, that was her ball and you needed to throw it! Now!

They come into our lives for such a short time. They bring excess joy, then there is a huge hole when they’re gone. If you’ve had a pet, you know this hole that I speak of… no words are needed.

I miss my Amazing Grace!