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Where Does My Joy Come From - 2/1

Monday, February 01, 2016

Where does my joy come from today....

.....got to spend all day in my PJ's, next to my night shifty hubby, who was snoring along side the puppies. I must have been more exhausted than I realized, because I just could not get myself up and at it. That's okay. I am taking care of my soul. It was an emotionally charged weekend at the vets. I can usually deal with everything until I see a grown man sob over his dying doggy. Being professional and comforting while you have to take their money and try not to cry with them must weaken my inner strength. Sometimes I then just feel a bit like giving myself a day off.

.... in my doggy dancing routine, me and the Oodle had a minor breakthrough. She is learning to heel backwards on my right side while I walk backwards three steps. The past days she always walked backwards, but not straight. I realized that she has a great nose to palm touch and if I hold my hand straight in front of her face, she walks backwards straight, because she is focused on my hand. So we did that successfully 10 times today and I am so proud of her. It is amazing to see the moment in a dog's eyes, when they get what you were trying to say. I love to communicate with my puppies when we train.

..... Craigy and I did a dump run. And yes, that is reason for great joy. Packing up the garbage into my SUV and driving them down to the little village dump is great. I have tried to figure out why I love it so much, but I don't quite know. I love driving my car, I love listening to music while I drive, I love the fact that we don't have to pay someone to empty our garbage every week. Plus, sometimes people drive to the dump with their dogs as co pilots. That always makes me happy. Puppies as side kicks.
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  • SHARON10002
    Had both of our dogs die in my arms. That is truly a heartbreak. I don't know how you do it, but I commend you for it. I would just dissolve into a puddle of tears.
    2002 days ago
    I didn't know that you are vet. That is something I wanted to be when I was a little girl.
    2006 days ago
    oh, I can imagine how it must feel to tell someone that their pet is not going to make it... that is surely exhausting emotionally!

    Have a great Tuesday and enjoy your dog training!
    2006 days ago
    I love your doggy dancing routine!! So glad you had a good day!!
    2006 days ago
  • CELESTE1900
    Sounds like a great day!
    2006 days ago
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