Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Year in Review

Except for one very tragic and devastating incident, we had an other wise great year.  Our wonderful canine companion, Leon, died suddenly on 9/20/2012.   I am still not over it, and will never really be over it.   It will just get a little less painful as time goes on.   Leon was a very special and loving soul.   He did a lot of work with me in my business.  He provided a lot of love, fun, and joy for us all as a family.   It is believed to have been a cardiac incident.   By the way, 40% of Dobermans are thought to have cardiomiopathy.  Still they remain my very favorite breed due to their sense of fun and their athletic ability.

Sigh, he is very very much missed.   There are all sorts of little jobs he would do for me during the day, that remind me how very much he loved working with me.   Everyday there is a reminder of that.

So here is the good parts of 2012:
  1. Business up by 18%
  2. I was able to take a few actual days off for a vacation this year.   First time since 2005, I think.
  3. Summer was perfect in that it was not sweltering hot.   It was a very comfortable and enjoyable summer.
  4. We had many many good times with our dogs on the beach this year.
  5. My husband and I were able to have a lot of good times this year.  
  6. We have been able to afford things like heat and health insurance this year:)
  7. We have been able to get our savings going again.
It would have been a really stellar year if Leon could still have been with us.  

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Boris wishes you a Merry Holiday Season!