Sometimes our perceptions differ from others in our lives. We find ourselves headed in different directions. One day my dogs were frantic to get outside:
Gina: “Let me out—look at that!” while jumping excitedly at the door.
Paulo: “Oh yea, I see it. Let me out too!!”
After both fitting out the door at the same time, they ran in different directions. . . .
But when things get tough in life, we’re in it together, just like Gina and Paulo were when investigating a horseshoe crab on the beach.
Sometimes you need a thick skin (From Gabby) – “I’m here! Let me lie on top of you with my whiskers in your face. OH, sorry, I know you didn’t MEAN to push me off the bed. Here I am again in your face.”
(Gabby is now 15 – this picture is when she was a bitty kitten)
While recovering from brain surgery, I had a lot of time to watch my pets. One day, I decided to capture the lessons I had learned from them. Here’s one of them:
Gina and Paulo, my Italian Greyhounds, taught me:
Be Optimistic, Life can change in an instant!
“Let me outside! Really, it is important! Maybe it was snowing 5 minutes ago, but it MIGHT be spring now. Really, I promise! If you get up off the couch and walk over here I’ll go outside THIS time.”
I have spent many years observing the pet world and would like to share some of the wisdom that I’ve picked up. (Please note all quotations are from the pets)
Live for the moment
“What’s up? Wanna lay down for a while? Okay,” followed by nestling into the blankets as if for a lifetime.
“What? You moved? Let me jump up just in case you wanted to go somewhere – the next room counts as going somewhere.”
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Life Lessons from the Pets and tagged acoustic neuroma, animal therapy, brain surgery, brain tumor, caregiver, dogs, humor, life lessons, pets, recovery, smiling again on . December 7, 2013