Taking Time

The first line of a favorite song of mine is “If I could save time in a bottle” by the wonderful Jim Croce. Look at all the things we do to this thing called time. We take time, we kill time, we use time, we waste time and we try to capture time yet time is an illusive thing. These seem to be negative actions for time that we don’t even realize we have. We can count the minutes until something happens yet time is intangible.

The fashion designer, Coco Chanel said, “There is time for work and time for love. That leaves no other time.” The study of mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one’s attention into the present moment without judgement. To be present in the here and now. This past year has taught us that time is precious. Maybe we have become a little more mindful of the everyday bits of time that we now enjoy.

It has been a year since our sweet Sam the beagle crossed the rainbow bridge. We were not ready for him to leave us and mourn his loss still today. Sadie, his sister, adjusted to being an “only child”. Yet, like so many during this year of quarantine, we found ourselves looking for another dog. This past February we adopted Buddy, an older beagle/hound mix. I believe Sam sent us to find Buddy as this old guy needed a special home where he could get lots of love and care.

Our B&B has been pet-friendly for several years now. Sam was the “little butler” and Sadie was his sidekick. But Buddy needs a little extra time to adjust to life with strangers in the house much less, other animals, so we have decided to give our new guy that extra time to adjust. We are teaching an old dog new tricks and we can’t expect him to get it after just a couple of months.

Therefore, until further notice, we are suspending our pet-friendly policy. Buddy brings so much joy to our lives that we owe him the time to adjust to life as a bed & breakfast dog. Another line from “Time in a Bottle” says, “But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them.” All you fur-baby parents will understand our choice and understand. For that we are thankful.

We look forward to that time when you will visit and spend some quality time with us here at the B&B. Until that time,

Carpe Diem,

Claudia Kachmarik