King, Lily, and Annie never fail to rise to the occasion at hand. This month, it was all about lying down quietly keeping me company while I recovered from eye surgery at the beginning of the month. I’ve had to rest and sleep in an upright position to keep bruising and swelling down on my face and help speed recovery. I’m all about following doctor’s orders, and my in-home therapy dogs didn’t let me down. All day long, Lily lay at my feet, King alongside me, and Annie on the floor right up against the sofa so I could pet her head.
There have been other times through the years when the tables have been turned and it’s not me out visiting with one of my therapy dogs to comfort someone in need. Like the time a couple of summers ago when I broke my ankle and could do nothing but sit and elevate all day long. The dogs just know what they need to do. They are always there to comfort and offer companionship…unending, never complaining.
This weekend, I was able to start increasing activity – and first on the docket was brushing and bathing all three of my constant companions, by now in much need of both. Today, Annie got a trim – her fur, as usual, had grown the quickest. They’re happy to be looking and smelling good. Happy, too, to have me on the mend ready to start doing some fun outdoor activities together.