Restraint at the Holidays
Well, yes. In that this year, I’m not dressing the dogs up, hanging ornaments from their ears, wrapping them in scarves, or posing them to look brightly at the camera.
It’s been a hard year for so many of us. In particular, I find myself regretting once more the impact that Lyme has had on my life, and on my ability to stay connected to the people who are important to me.
There’s always something to be thankful for, and gifts on the way.
This year, ConneryBeagle’s holiday gift to me was to go out in the field and persist like crazy on his certification track (allows us to enter the Tracking Dog test in January), in spite of a stealth sinus infection (now being treated) and a Very Unfortunate Encounter with a Cactus.
In my world, we celebrate Christmas. But wherever you’re coming from this time of year, I hope you’re having a good one, with things to be thankful for.