Because crying constantly throughout the day was exhausting
I needed a new hobby
A fresh focus
Something to bring a measure of joy over circumstances
Transcending struggle and sorrow
“I want a dog,” I tearfully told my husband.
And he knew I was serious.
We drove 800 miles to meet a four-legged 27 pound corgi/cattle dog thanks to an amazing program called Canine CellMates.
The wag of his tail, the jaunty way he carried his frame.
A dog that should for all practical purposes not be alive
Rescued in every way
A stray near death, he spent seven weeks in the hospital re- covering from his injuries
And then three months in Fulton County jail working with a handler who rehabilitated this forsaken boy
Put sunshine back in my heart
A gift from the Creator, a sign of joy and pleasure from the Lord
An adorable, affectionate display of hope and redemption
I began to smile and laugh again.
What does joy look like to you today? Special props to Five minute Friday for this happy word prompt!
Wow – 800 miles for your special new friend! I read your blog outloud and Tabby and Hunter looked over my shoulder. We know Oliver Winslow will help with those tears. (I had a dog once that would lick my tears!) We’d love to read more details about your new furry friend!
Lisa, you understand. O.W. isn’t licking my tears but there are about 90% less of them since he entered my life! I want to share more about this guy, thanks for your sweet words!
Sounds like Oliver Winslow has rescued you too. I’m happy for both of you.
Thank you so much! He’s a delight to my soul in every way! Appreciate you stopping by, friend!
We have a corgi cross rescue dog too 🙂
Oh my goodness! That is wonderful! What’s his/her name? I love it!!!