Find Your Family Fun! We Have A New Family Member.

By Melissa Shrader Editor Publisher Loveland Macaroni Kid April 7, 2019

Welcome To Publishers Corner, 

Well, This last week was a wild ride. We got a new addition to the family. Jolene. She's part Husky and part Healer. Four months old and teething. She was surrendered at 11 months to a shelter in Texas where they have an overload of dogs. JoJo (her nickname) had been either sheltered or fostered since then.  Before we got her we were talking about if we were ready or a pet. If you've ever owned a pet of any kind you know it can be hard to make the decision to get a new one and begin that journey one more time. So many things to think of. Are we ready to make a commitment that a pet again? What kind of pet to get? Do we want our hearts broken again when they have to leave us?

Do we want to go through the joys and the pain? Watching the puppy run, jump and tumble?  Playing Tug of War with them. Knowing they are  waiting to warmly greet us when we get home. Hiking, Walking, Fetching, licking our faces till we can't take it anymore.  Resting their heads on our laps. Then there is the inevitable. Aging. Watching our pet have trouble doing the things that brought them joy as a puppy. Running, Hiking becoming tougher. Sleeping more than playing. Health problems. Then the broken heart when we know it's time to let go. Time for our friend and family member to go over the Rainbow Bridge. 

To me it's worth all the pain and sadness as its such a small part of the overall experience.  Having something that you can love and that loves you back unconditionally. Trusting, loving, and loyal. All true. 

 It seemed that it was just the right time and the right place and just the right pet. Just the right time that it landed almost 1 year after Furby passed.

Our new journey is just beginning...JoJo is already a wonderful addition to the Shrader household.. 

Keep an eye out! 

I"m Collaborating with Johnstown Milliken News & Photogenix for the Pet expo May 18 10am -3pm 

& the Tween/Teen Flashlight Egg April 19 8-9pm.  

I'm also collaborating with the NOCO Family Expo as well May 11 10 - 4.

We will be doing an Alice in Wonderland event with Wishes Come True and Bath Garden Center in May. 

Pizza & Press Storytime is coming in April 16th at The Pizza Press Fort Collins.

I'm working on the 1st Annual Back To School Fair in July.

This fall I'll be collaborating with Artisan You Old Fashioned Fall Festival. 

Don't forget to checkout Facebook too for other events. 

If you have other things you want to see Mac Kid do drop me an email. If you want to partner with Mac Kid I'd love to hear from you.

Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can call or text me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL.

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Wishing you Love, Light & fun for the week ahead!  

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid

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