because achieving happiness is a journey, not a destination


October, 2005 – November 8, 2019

He was picked up as a stray in Redwood City at the age of two months. I always wondered what those first weeks of his life were like — Pomeranians are small, so he must’ve had to work hard for whatever food and drink he could find — and whether or not there was a family somewhere who lost and mourned a wonderful dog.

We met him for the first time at a San Carlos Educational Foundation Spring Fling event where he was that year’s auction dog. I outbid a number of other people to get him because we wanted a dog who liked people and we figured if he could be that excited in a room full of hundreds of loud, tipsy humans he must really like people.

Which he did. But there was a more important part of his personality that we soon came to cherish: he was always up for a new adventure.

Not that he was foolhardy or aggressive. He was just really open to what life had to offer.

In fact, his personality inspired my programming website, Because if you don’t jump into life you’ll never know what wonderful experiences you may have missed. Thanx for serving as a constant reminder of that, Diego.

We may never have been able to talk to each other but I know you cared for your friends and family as they cared for you. Requiem en pace, my friend.

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