"Use plants to bring life." -Douglas Wilson
It's not just that I miss my good dog, Ranger.
Of course, I miss him.
But the larger problem is that, now that I don't have to spend hours every day looking after him and nursing him as I did during the last weeks and months of his life, I've got a lot of free time on my hands.
All that untapped nurturing and care-giving energy bumps around inside of me and causes considerable heartache. At least, it did until I found a suitable outlet.
I'm telling you, in the past six weeks, my green friends have been treated to five-star luxury living. They've had nothing but the best in:
upgrades to living quarters
and endless appreciation and love.
And while I will be the first one to tell you that a plant - even a small army of plants, as I currently own - does not begin to compare to the affectionate companionship of my sweet Irish Setter, for now, my green, leafy friends and I are happily making do.