Tahoe had a recent trip to the vet to get a check-up and to get his teeth cleaned. I didn’t have the pleasure of seeing him get drugged, but I was told he walked around with his leash in his mouth – resisting sleep and finally collapsed with his leash squarely planted between the very teeth that were about to be cleaned.
After his teeth were clean, he recuperated on the floor….would you look at that tongue?
He was plain tired out. I’m glad he’s a dog and not a human. A child might not forgive his mom for posting photos like these!!
Some days I feel a bit like Tahoe looks in the above pictures. It’s OK when it happens, right? We all have ‘those’ days. When ‘those’ days strike, I try to strike back with a bit of faith – and quote a couple short verses for inspiration:
“March on my soul, be strong.” Judges 5:21 or
“Rely on the Lord! Be strong and confident! Rely on the Lord!” Psalms 27:14.
An ‘attitude of gratitude’ is another effective weapon. I tell myself, ‘Name 10 things you are thankful for in less than a minute.’ Then I go on with my day, knowing there’s hope that it’ll get better today…or…tomorrow may be more like this:
…or even like this!
Today, I’m praying for my niece, Crystal, who lost her young husband to cancer last January when she was six months pregnant. She’s an inspiration to me as I watch her navigate being a single, working mom of three. My hope is that she has less days like the first pictures and more like the last ones.
…..what do you do to get through ‘those’ days’?
May your day be filled with wisdom, faith, hard work and fun. Love to all from Madge on a ‘Tahoe Tuesday’!