I’ve always been an animal lover. There are none (except spiders and snakes) I don’t like. Though you know I am a cat person, you may not know that I like dogs, too! More importantly, dogs also like me. Mostly!
One of my doggy friends is Maggie, doggy companion of Liz, Jim, and Jamie. A rescue dog, she’s had a tough time of it, learning to trust people, learning to behave, expressing herself in ways that earn her a nice pat on the head and a reassuring “Good dog!” She is a good dog! And a beauty.
I was pleased to get a signed photo of Maggie of maggie0019 when I was ill and then in therapy. It cheered me and I couldn’t wait to get home to hang it where i could see it easily and often.
I thanked Liz (Maggie’s “human Mom”) at the time. She also sent me a white blanket (fuzzy like a Persian kitty and very comfortable) that I use at dialysis. Chris of contrafactual sent me a tasty basket of citrus from his personal citrus tree at the same time. I’d just learned I was supposed to restrict certain foods in my diet. No more bingeing on citrus for me, so I shared the majority of the fruit with staff at the care center where I was at the time. It was much appreciated! Liz and Chris definitely were a positive factor in my recovery.
Later, Pam, Chris’ wife made and he sent a beautiful afghan that showed up in the corner of a recent Dougy photo.
I feel blessed with these friends!