I have loved every minute of my glamping adventures and I’m so grateful that my humans “convinced” me to come along. I really didn’t want to leave all my creature comforts behind to hit the road in a tiny tin can (ok, a tiny aluminum can). How did they expect me to just give up my life as I knew it? I had cool tile floors to lounge on, my own pool, a private yard, three dog beds scattered around the house, a basket full of toys, walks at the top of the cove, all my besties… did I mention square footage?
But it turned out to be the best thing I ever did. I got to run with the buffaloes, live on a Caribbean beach, chase crabs, go fishing, eat lobster, ride in boats, see dolphins, whale watch, climb mountains, chase off bears, swim in glacier lakes, hang with the seals, go surfing, well at least I watched the surfers. But I did go kayaking.
A woman asked the Dalai Lama what is the meaning of life and he replied right away “that’s an easy question… happiness. But how to achieve it, that is the hard question”. For me it was through travel.
Traveling made it easy to learn that less is more. It encourages a decluttering of your life and hence your mind. Because possessions really do hold you back – they’re actually heavy. I learned that when you let go of “things” it’s easy to let go of other things, like expectations. And when you let go of expectations then your worries disappear and when the worrying stops you experience… happiness in the moment. Happiness cannot be found in the future, or in the past, it can only be found in enjoying the here and now.
I was lucky to love and be loved. A big shout out to all my homies and to my boy, who I love more than anything. To my Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins who I love and who I know love me. And love and kisses to my crazy humans (the mommy and the daddy) who took me on the greatest adventure of my life.
And now for the good part, the pictures! When you see my how I spent my last days on this glorious earth you’ll understand why for me… life’s a carnival. Oh, and life is a beach too!
“One day your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” -Unknown
And remember, BE HERE NOW!
And of course the best one of all, me as the queen of the Sol Sisters float!
Our great friends, Kent and Lynn, arranged this spectacular experience for me! And love to Dierck and Vera for always being there for us!
Ginger died peacefully on March 7, 2014 after returning from Carnival Cozumel. She was fourteen and a half years old and was the most amazing dog that ever lived (at least to us, her humans).