I am relaxing in a hotel room 247 miles away from home. The puppies are being taken care of by my daughter and son in our house. I am free! Tom Petty played in my head as we drove off this morning, “I’m free! Free fallin’ Free Fallin.” For the next 30 hours there would be no puppies who needed me. I know by tomorrow I will be missing them and looking forward to snuggling their soft curls in my face. But right now I am enjoying this mini-vacation from the puppies. It is not such a bad thing to get a break and let others step into my Mama Bear shoes. I hope Koda and Summer are being good for Big Sister Bear and Brother Bear!