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New Old Self

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” – Gilda Radner

For the past seven weeks, Lily has been wearing a cone on her head to stop her from scratching at her face. Thanks to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital treatment, the infection is healing with a combination of medications and she’s been “cone-free” for five days. She’ll be going back in January to start tests for food allergies.

Even with the cone on her head, she’s kept a good attitude but not quite herself. In the past week, Lily’s starting to get back to her new “old self.” Frolicking, wrestling and of course getting into a bit of trouble.

On Friday when we were opening gifts at our first round of Christmas family events, she was busy on the table eating dessert ahead of us. Luckily we caught her in time before she cleared the table. She’s back on her game, full bounce in her step.

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – Dr. Seuss

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – Dr. Seuss

We all go through stretches of difficulties and challenges (cones on our head) where we lose perspective and a bit of ourselves. And when we come through, we return to our old selves but somehow newer, stronger, with a deeper gratitude.

And Lily highly recommends eating dessert first. It’s a sweet life.

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a fantastic post…You made me smile…thanks!

    December 22, 2014
    • Thanks – I had to share the silliness that Lily and Molly bring to each day. Enjoy your Christmas and keep smiling.

      December 22, 2014
  2. Ah yes, a true Golden. Food? I’m right there!

    I so miss my Ellie the Wonder Pooch. She was a Golden through and through.

    Enjoy your Christmas with your fur legged friends!

    December 22, 2014
    • She’s a pip, keeping us wondering and filled with joy. Merry four-legged Christmas.

      December 22, 2014
  3. ahhsioux #

    Just thanks.

    December 22, 2014
  4. After taking some time to adjust to the move over the summer our Callie cat has been into everything the last few days. She seems to think everything brought into the house is for her – including anything in a resealable bag that looks even remotely like cat treats. I swear she seems to know it’s Christmas time (and her adoptiversary)– she’s just like a very small energetic child. Glad to hear Lily’s doing better.

    December 24, 2014
    • Thanks and our four-legged family members keep us on our toes and awake to the moment.

      December 28, 2014
  5. Well if that isn’t a classic golden move, I don’t know what is. My Oliver did a running jump onto the Christmas table this year too…luckily he had the courtesy to do it before we had any food out 🙂

    December 27, 2014
    • Must run in the breed – wouldn’t have it any other way. Keeps life interesting.

      December 27, 2014

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