This week, my friend lost his battle with his health and is now in ‘doggy heaven’ with his great friend Maddie, our staffy who passed on nearly three years ago.
Sam was a tough bugger, recovering from a big operation caused by a ruptured ACL last November, smaller op this year for a haematoma and cartlidge damage to his leg, two months ago. He had also developed a heart murmur which was discovered when ‘prepping’ him for his operation on the ruptured ACL.
Unfortunately on Tuesday, the Vet specialist found an aggressive tumour on his spine…..we knew from an earlier appointment that day that there was some form of spinal interference and were hoping for a disc to be the issue…..he had lost the use of his hind legs the previous day.
Yet in spite of all the dramas, Sam retained a cheerful face and love in his heart for his family, right to the end.
- In spite of all the odds that may be stacked against us, find the “will” to keep going and live another day to the full extent of your capabilities
With your indulgence, I have reposted some of the two prior posts relating to Sam…….
Enthusiasm…Boy is it contagious or what! If you’ve been around “enthusiastic” people you know that it rubs off onto you. Show enthusiasm & people will gravitate toward you. Ever seen a dog wag his tail? then I need say no more.
“Resilience under pressure”…..doing what you have to do regardless of the obstacles.
This is another lesson well learned. Doing what has to be done regardless of how you feel either personally or how you feel about the job at hand.
“Resilience” is something that we all need to draw on when things get ‘tough’. Inspiration gets you into a state of “I’ve just got to do it”…..Motivation pushes you “to do it”…..Resilience helps you “keep doing it” when obstacles appear.
When have you needed “resilience” in your Life or are there times when you wished you had used some? Share your thoughts in the comments below, you know I like to read & reply.
By the way, the love of my faithful friend is being returned 100 fold from all our family during his recovery”.
Thankyou for your indulgence. Sam is resting now and I will always remember the lessons that I have learned from my true Friend.
be good to yourselves
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