I adopted my border collie a little over a year ago when she just turned one. I deliberately waited a few days for her to reveal her name to me, and in no time she showed me that she had a set of invisible wings. It took no effort to name her after the Greek goddess, from whom the infamous shoe company got its name.
I've been feeling pretty burnt out as of late, so when my friend from LA came up here for her regular visit to her family, I dragged her out to the coast with her camera. The weather cooperated and gave us an unusually sunny day at the coast, and we had a blast. We took turns taking pictures of Nike taking her flight, but I'm pretty sure most of the pictures in this post was taken by my friend. Thanks, Anderlee. You're such a good sport.
I am baffled by how quickly we've arrived to October this year. Come to think of it, I think I am always surprised around this time of the year that time just seems to blaze on by.
I will be at Urban Craft Uprising this December, so Seattle friends, please come out and say hello. As I have been saying, there will be some changes to my online stuff. The revamping of my blog, portfolio and ecommerce site have been in the works, I hope to share that in a next month or so. It may end up getting launched in the new year, but it's hard to say for sure one way or the other at this point. It will be clear when it happens though, so stay tuned.
The story that was shared with me when I went to pick her up was that she was found getting thrown out of the moving car, a six-month-old pup that was skin and bones. She then went through two different owners. The person who had her at the time of the adoption had been struggling with a serious heroin addiction, so needless to say, Nike had a pretty rough beginning. She definitely displayed some behavior that made me feel helpless at first, and we had our share of challenges. However, she has blossomed beautifully into a happy, fun-loving dog in the short time that we've been together. I've never had a dog that was so attentive to my every move and emotion as Nike is. She stresses out when I stress out. She's cheerful when I'm happy. She's my both physical and emotional shadow, which certainly makes me keep myself in check.
The end of the year is always challenging for businesses like mine. I'm beginning to feel a bit daunted, but I know it's no time to lose heart and shy away. It's time to put on a fierce game face, and my pup seems to know a thing or two about that.