It is Sunday once again...a time for me to pause and reflect. Some weeks it may seem like a small thing and other weeks it may be a biggie. But big or small ... i am thankful.
This has been a really rough couple of weeks. I got slammed with a big bad bug. I woke up one morning with an intense sore throat...like someone had lit a match inside. I could not talk or swallow...even breathing at times seemed to aggravate it! I take care of my special needs daughter ... so rest time was very limited. Then things got worse...my daughter got it (no surprise there) and then things got even worse...my husband got it! It seemed like i was just crawling thru each day just waiting until i could climb into my bed in the evening and relax.
However, thru it all there was one constant companion by my side...my darling doodlebug Jake. I swear he knew that things were different. He was not getting the attention he was used to...play time, training time, walk time. Instead of pestering me, each and every day he would cuddle up right by my side and lay his darling head on my lap...day and night. It was such a comfort for me to feel his warm soft body next to mine. Petting him made me feel all cozy inside. Whoever said that a dog was a man's best friend, was absolutely right.
Yesterday was the first day that i was able to take Jake on a nice long well deserved walk. I stopped by my favorite coffee house for a hot chocolate. A man playing a guitar stopped to talk to us and saw the connection Jake and i have. He asked me if i would rather spend a day with my dog or with a friend...hmmm...good question...
for my love of my darling doodlebug... I am grateful.
Until next time...