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What better way to celebrate our remarkable bond we share with our canine companions
Writing that is. In today's world of instant messaging, phones, emails and holding a full time job, writing as a passion can easily become secondary to all the distractions. Finding any quiet time means waking at 3am before each day unfolds, avoiding the distractions and "time grabbers." Days morph into weeks while only a couple of pages may have been written. And terrible one's at that. Dare go back and revisit those musings what suddenly has become incoherent ramblings only to be rewritten. Time and again.
Much easier to relate a story from memory such as it were with Never Left Behind than having to check and recheck research via records, sources, phone calls, and interviews. Grief, doubt, hesitation and procrastination plague any writing attempts. Pen becomes dolent and pages remain stark white.
Finding your story, your pause as it were, takes time. Slowly a sentence bleeds into paragraph form and finally, paragraph into page, and page to chapter. And then another. Never perfect, yet perhaps acceptable. Is that not everything we undertake in life? Never a master yet always an apprentice. ~ January 2020 ~
Greatest Canines in History. Title change? Slowly taking shape while at the same time overwhelmed with the history of our close friends and their achievements. From the Romans who held them close much the same as we do currently, to their indigenious migration from the Grey Wolf taking some 18,000 years by estimation. From those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, to those who have made us laugh and cry on the big screen. Dogs have become an everyday part of our lives as much as brushing our teeth, wathing TV, and breathing.
~ March 2020 ~
Chapter compilation, drastic editing changes. What took countless sandglass measurments of time to inscribe is merely discarded with an impression of one keyboard stroke. COVID frustrations, one would think would provide opportune time to immerse oneself in writing. Perhaps deadline and urgency offer the best repose? Ironic. Carry on. ~ May 2020 ~
Finding rejuvination. Overwhelmed with what stories to include and those left untold. 2021 deadline now seems attainable.
In all fairness, only from a human account are we allowed to fully admire in awe and grasp those tales of canines having achieved inexplicable measures of achievement. From those accounts, it would set course from the origin our relationship of the bond we share to this day. However, one is left to wonder of all the wondrous miracles never recorded between man and his best friend since the inception of their unlikely connection more so than any other species. Before television and the eye of the camera and after genetic divergence, some 30,000 years ago during the last glacial period when ice sheets were at their greatest covering most of North America and many parts of the world. And shortly after, during speciation when divergent evolution would separate dog from wolf as we have come to learn and the first known case of domestication. ~ June 2020 ~
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