to Spring of 2013!
On a personal note, as many of you know, I am pretty passionate about fishing, old records, jukeboxes, old crap in general and dogs. Jerry and I have three dogs, all of which are black and all of which were adopted from various shelters.
Sixteen plus years ago, I found a dog at a gas station in Emporia, KS, as I was traveling to see my folks in Wichita. This stray pup eventually ended up inside my truck and she ultimately found a wonderful home with my parents. While I originally was going to name her Amoco (after the gas station), she was ultimately named NC, which of course is short for Natural Creations. I had just started Natural Creations the previous fall. Through the years NC grew up and became a very loyal and playful dog. She was great company for my Mother, and for my Grandmother in her final years. In the meanwhile our business flourished. As with anything else in life, all good things must come to an end. This past summer NC was “put to sleep” here in Olathe and subsequently buried on my property in Paola with all close family members present. Did I mention that NC was also black?
Do not be sad … two months later Jerry and I adopted Ruby, a German Shepherd/Lab mix. She is now living in Wichita with my folks and she is a wonderful dog. Did I mention that Ruby is also black?
I am often asked “why do you always adopt black dogs?” and not any others. It is my understanding that black dogs are often thought to be more intimidating and that they often spend more time at the shelter than most other dogs. Sometimes, I just tell people that the black dogs were on special the day that I went to the pound. I guess I have a soft spot for dogs in general, especially black ones. We have a lot of clients with dogs and while I would not want to discourage any of you from picking a dog of your choice. I would like to encourage you to adopt a pet whenever possible. You might find your very own NC or Ruby.
Have a great spring! Troy