I was sitting in our wonderful VET’S waiting area the other week! Just to give them a shout out, they are NATTERJACKS! The one I visit is located in Bournemouth and I have always been greeted with a smile, spoken to very kindly and treated by the very best Vet’s! Our own Doggy JET is one of their clients and he told me that he trusts them with the whole of his little heart!
Anyway, to the reason I am writing this story! The VET’S waiting room is lovely and for some reason brings out the very best in all their visitors! The conversations I have had there beats most conversations had in any pub or get together!
This time I was sitting next to a lady with a doggy of an unknown breed, of which I really don’t care! All I know is that this doggy was super gorgeous and the lady (whom I also didn’t get to know her name!) was equally lovely!
She explained to me that this was her Mum’s Dog. She had recently lost her Mum, didn’t have a Dad and this Doggy meant the absolutely World to her! Having lost one eye already, the dog was at the VET’S to access how his other eye was doing! I am not even sure she told me what the medical issue was with her doggy eyes but this didn’t matter either!
She said she was going to be devastated if his remaining eye had to be taken! She said she was willing to give him all the time he needed to support him blind if needed but didn’t know if this would be the kind option!
I am no VET that’s for sure (my niece, I may proudly add is however! – but this has nothing to do with this story – just a proud Auntie moment! – Lol ! )
Over the past three years I have had so many conversations and photos sent to me each and every day of wonderful doggy’s! They obviously come in all shapes and sizes, temperaments, characters – but the one thing which seems to be the common denominator is their resilience for living with disabilities! I am always stunned at the stories sent to me of dogs who have all kinds of disabilities and are still showing an amazing zest for life! They are a true inspiration!
So, from my own experience, I explained to this lady I had become very fond of in the VETS some of the stories I had been told and the amazing resilience I had heard over and over again about these beautiful animals living with their disabilities!
Yes, it does take a lot of love and patience from their human’s and yes they often do require extra VET visits and medications and equipment! But have I witnessed it all to be worth it? Yes over and over and over again!
She smiled, gave me a hug and we both knew that this was a very important conversation we had had!
We thank everyone for the wonderful photos and stories we have received over the years! We are going to show you just a few of our doggy friends who contacted us the other evening with regards to this post!
AND THERE WE HAVE IT!
NO FURTHER WORDS NEEDED!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE DOGGY’S WHO PARTICIPATED TODAY – TEACHING US HOW TO TRULY EMBRACE LIFE!
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