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Gratitude for a Gentle Vet

Gratitude for a Gentle Vet

Gratitude
Watson is an anxious dog on a normal day but this was not a normal day. He developed a cyst on his eyelid which may or may not be related to the tick he had in the same place on Memorial Day. So I had to take him to the vet. Needless to say, the vet is not his favorite person in the world. Yet she was kind and slow with him. She allowed him to approach her on his own terms and did her best to examine him without touching the sore spot. But after a time it became obvious that she needed to lance it. Watson was not happy about that! She remained gentle and calm with him and still did her best to meet him at his pace. It was a slow process but in the end, we discovered it is not an abscess. By the time we got home, Watson was back to usual self. He didn't even go to his crate to recover
Never Forget – Prayerful Tuesday

Never Forget – Prayerful Tuesday

"Life" Issues, conflict, Creativity, death, Fall, Grace, Gratitude, Grief, heart, Holy Mystery, Hope, Joy, Lament, Memorial Day, military dogs, Mystery, peace, prayer, service dogs, service personnel, spiritual practice, Uncategorized, Visio Divina, war
    Yesterday was Memorial Day, the day we remember the service of those who have fought our wars and protect our borders.  We sometimes forget there are more than men in the line of fire. Women are now serving in positions where they too are potentially at risk.  And, there have always been animals, pigeons, and dogs who have laid down their lives for a cause they cannot understand and they do it for the love of the soldier partner.   Today I am asking you to remember in prayer those faithful winged and 4-footed creatures who have willingly give up their lives. As You gaze at the picture take a deep breath and let it out slowly, take a second breath and let it out slowly, let your shoulders relax and your gaze soften. Look deeply at the picture and let the colors and imag