How can we appreciate these lives that are only 18 days old?  To me, it feels like I’ve known each one  for a lifetime.  Two weeks seems like nothing as I watch each  puppy develop its own unique personality.   I contemplate what  they’ve  experienced  their short lives.  I go through moments of panic as I imagine loosing them.   In an instant I’m transported to  an image of  their futures and realize that I’m a mere glimpse in their lives.  That peek however,  connects me to who they are and the privilege of  knowing their intimate beginnings.   It’s not hard for me to rejoice in the knowledge that I am who they are… but you are who they will become.