Fiji Fun times! Or is it?
That's right I'm off to the glorious islands of Fiji for seven days! I most certainly am very excited! However, I dare say the weather may end up dictating my activities as far as tropical cyclones, heavy clouds and rain brings. Despite this little tiny setback I'm not deterred from this one-off experience.
I've been rackin', stackin' and packin' all my shit together for a good time, lots of warm humid tropical heat and plenty of rain. I'm determined to make the most of this little holiday whether it be locked indoors or running around like a crazy person outside!
I figured as a human being, we aren't meant to work like robots for extended periods of time. We all work so hard to make money. We do the grind every day to save up for a set goal and at times we begin to question if all this 'work' is really worth it.
Some people, such as myself, will work and save a small fortune and spend it on a magical holiday once every two years. Perhaps my affinity with travel will result in my financial downfall, but dag-nab-it I won't be that poor woman on her death bed, wishing she'd seen the world and all of its wonders.
We work our entire lives to make money, but by the time we are ready to enjoy the money we are too old and end up dying having wished we experienced life to its fullest.
The Quick Blah!
I'll be off to Fiji for a week or so! HUZZAH!! My sister is getting married there and so the fun shenanigans begin! But first, a lot of packing! Story to the right! Some sad news, however, I have lost a dearly loved pet. My dog, Gabriel, died aged 13yrs old. Story below.
Yeah lemme tell ya, its been a tough week. But hey, life is full of ups and downs and right now, there's nothing but ups on my schedule.
If in the worst case scenario that I never return from my holiday, I want all of you to know that I appreciate every single one of you and that most of you are safe from my 'people to haunt list'.
Its not all that long anyways hahaha!
PS: I don't like brussell sprouts so, if you want to stop me from haunting you, just hang a bunch of brussell sprouts from your ceiling.
Gabriel, beloved family pet.
Another beloved pet whom I spent an entire lifetime with has passed after 13 years of unconditional love and undivided loyalty. Gabriel, a mini-foxy X jack russel mix breed, died last Monday 2nd of February at roughly 8:30am.
Blind and deaf with such a frail body structure, he suffered a broken hip after taking a fall from a set of stairs. Being so old, our options were very few and far between as he was in a world of pain. Our veterinarian had given us an ultimatum of two options.
We operate and risk having him never wake up after the operation as a result of the anesthetic being too strong for his aged cardiovascular system. While even in the case of a recovery, we would only be prolonging his suffering, as his hips and joints would never fully heal.
And, just as we had feared, our second option was to humanely end his pain and suffering. It was our call and it was by far the hardest decision to make. We deliberated for what felt like an eternity in the waiting room until we could only do what little kindness we could rationally fathom.
We agreed to the humane euthanasia. As the veterinarian prepared the injection of eternal sleep, I said, "Having to perform this as part of your job must be so difficult"
and he replied with something that seems to have stuck with me ever since.
"Euthanizing an animal isn't difficult when you know they have lived a good happy life. Knowing that they have been loved and nurtured makes it easier. However, having to end an animals life knowing that they've been mistreated or haven't experienced love, it truly is the hardest thing. Your pet knows you loved him."
This eased my broken heart, though it isn't fixed. I am still utterly shaken by his passing, but for what his small life was worth to me is forever endless. He gifted his entire lifetime to a fraction of mine and I couldn't have wished for a more loyal friend.
The next time you hug your pets, tell them you love them and hold them just that little bit longer.