• Deborah Verga

If You Were Lucky Enough...

"If you were lucky enough to know a great one, they never leave. They stay with you as long as you live. Harnessed to your heart, giving their all." ~Unknown


This is Lex.


April of 2020 marked two years since he passed, and 2 years since my heart was shattered. 💔


Lex was my heart dog.


I’ve rescued 3 Siberian Huskies in my life, it's what I do, but there was something magical about Lex.


He was that one dog that touches your soul so deeply that no words are necessary.


I found him through a local rescue 1 month and 1 day after my second Siberian Husky, Sierra had passed away at 10 years old… way too young.


I believe it was Sierra that brought Lex to me.


I remember the day I met Lex like it was yesterday... May 13, 2007.


The rescue drove him out to meet me and my daughter. He was full of piss and vinegar, and everything evil; just the way a husky should be.


I remember sitting with him and my daughter on the lawn in the Petsmart parking lot - our meet up spot. He and my daughter were both a year and a half old.


I remember thinking to myself, as Lex kissed my daughter and she giggled, with a sigh of relief, we’re gonna have a long time together...


And I remember, in 2018, on one of the last days in April, a date I purposefully chose to forget, holding him - saying my goodbyes, as I watched him take his last breath... and thinking to myself... we didn’t have enough time.


He was my everything. 💔


We'd been through everything...


He was my solid. My rock.


Two years later and I haven’t even been able to think about rescuing another husky. My heart was too shattered. It has taken me over 2 years to try close the tear that was left when he departed.


When I love, I love deeply.


Recently, I came across a local husky rescue who had just saved a husky puppy that had its leg shattered and needed to have it immediately amputated.


When I looked into the eyes of that husky’s photo, I felt something shift in my heart. Something I haven’t felt since I originally rescued Lex back in 2007. I felt the warmth and desire to help another.


I’m not ready to bring another husky into my home just yet. But that has nothing to do with my heart. There are things that need to be mitigated on the ranch before I can safely do so.


But what I am saying is my heart is open to rescuing another, when the universe is ready to show him to me. When Lex tells me... this is the one... or two.


My ranch, my horses, my dogs, our homeschool, my business, and my random shenanigans are all a part of me and my life and what I share here and on my social media.


And maybe, just maybe, something I share will help one of you.


*This was Lex’s 1st winter here on the ranch, December 2016, and his 1st time in snow. Moving here that year... giving him the opportunity to be in his element, meant everything to me. Some of my fondest memories, that warm my heart and make me smile, are of him, on our ranch, basking in the snow. He was a magical dog. ❤️


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