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Picking Up the Toy

“Life is always at some turning point.” – Irwin Edman

On the first trip outside this morning, Molly picked up a toy in the living room and proceeded to the back yard. She does this every morning, but this morning was special. She had surgery last Monday on a torn ACL from wear, tear and arthritis. She has about 10 inches of stitches on her inner knee and a metal plate screwed in to reconstruct the function. When I picked her up on Tuesday, she was looking pretty rough but anxious to get home.

“Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.” – Sai Baba

“Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.” – Sai Baba

She’s been pretty somber through the week, waking up, coughing, limping around, not herself. On Thursday morning, I took her back to have them check out her coughing and it turned out she has pneumonia often caused by anesthesia.

All week, Lily has been keeping an eye on her like a hawk. Patiently waiting for her best friend to feel better and be ready to play again. The toy pick up this morning signaled that Molly is feeling better and ready to bring play back. She’s coughing less and her eyes are brightening up.  She’s on the mend and I wouldn’t expect anything else from her. She’s a combination of tough and sweet with a side of attitude.

During difficult times, we often think they won’t end or it will get worse. As we move through the waiting and worrying, healing is happening, what’s next is being written, it’s all unfolding as it is meant to be. Even though it may not feel that way, it’s reassuring to know that it will be ok soon, that we’ll be able to pick up the toy again.

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Glad she’s doing better. Wise advice from our four-footed friends.

    July 19, 2015
  2. Beautiful photo of the dogs. When we truly and finally realize that we are not in control worry will cease. It does no good even if we were in control. And I’m happy your dog is on the mend. I ‘worry’ more about my dogs than anything else. Then I must say……everything is unfolding it the perfect way.

    July 19, 2015
    • Thanks – it’s good to release worry and seize the day filled with gratitude and awe.

      July 19, 2015
  3. Hope Molly fells better and has a speedy recovery.
    Shine On Molly

    July 19, 2015
  4. Reblogged this on Welcome to Serenity's Gift Cove (SGC) and commented:
    We wish Molly happy healing…

    July 21, 2015
  5. aww lovely story of love and patience.. thanks for sharing… have rebloged on SGC… 🙂 have a fabulous day… 🙂

    July 21, 2015
    • Thanks so much for the reblog. Cast light today and enjoy each moment!

      July 21, 2015
  6. I am so glad to hear that your fur-baby is feeling better after surgery! It is so cool that your other dog keeps a close eye on their best friend! So awesome! Hugz Lisa and Bear

    July 22, 2015

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