The End of An Era

It’s been a while since I last posted because May was a crazy busy month of finishing up rotations of the dietetic internship.  I’ve decided to make this post a very personal one, because I’ve realized, authenticity is a powerful tool of connecting with others.

Yesterday I officially completed the dietetic internship.  I anticipated having a happy, celebratory day.  Instead, yesterday was a day of mourning and deep sadness, as just a few hours before the internship graduation ceremony, my cat of 15 years passed away suddenly.

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The internship was challenging on its own, but this past year has been an emotional roller coaster.  In December, my Dad’s dog, Keenan, died tragically after a surgical procedure.  Keenan’s death affected me because I saw how much of a friend he was to my Dad.  Keenan was trained as a companion dog for blind/visually impaired individuals.  When he passed, it was like my Dad had lost his son, and I had lost my brother. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know how much I love animals, so these two losses hit me hard.

I will update soon, hopefully with a more lighthearted blog post involving some kind of good food or good news 😊.  If you have a pet, hug it tightly, let your furry friend know how much you love him or her. Pets are truly special beings and the love and loyalty from an animal is unlike anything else.

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Buttercup, the sweetest little kitty

-Jess

 

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