Life Lessons From Kira

As we enjoy today’s sunshine, it seemed appropriate to share some life lessons from Kira 🙂

1. Don’t Give Up
Bloating is tough and so is becoming completely paralyzed and unable to hold your head up on your own. It’s also rough to be told your gall bladder has ruptured and you should be euthanized immediately.  But there are still people that love you and will help you through the dark times. They will prop your head up with towels and cook you meals. Just because things look bad on paper, doesn’t mean you are done.

Kira in her cart in December 2015

“If you’re not dead yet, you’re not done yet.” ~~ Elizabeth Gilbert’s Mom

2. Keep Your Friends Close
Friends are entertaining to watch chase the ball and bark at the deer. They will keep you company when you feel vulnerable.

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. Take some time to sit on the hillside.
Don’t forget how beautiful it is outside and how much it can lift your spirits. A beautiful day is such a gift.

Kira and Roka 20160324

“To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.” – Milan Kundera

4. Chase the Ball
Even if your legs don’t work quite the way they used to and it’s more of a galumph then a gallop, make the effort. You will find a way to get the ball. It’s worth it.

Kira with her ball

“What if I fall? Oh my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson

Sunshine and Tail Wags,


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