Sorry for disappearing for a while – my daughter has had a major brain surgery, so I just dropped off here temporarily. This is the 12th surgery for her, and as she recovers I will probably go awol again.
Reflecting on 2013, there is definitely a mobility theme going on. My daughter Emily’s friends rallied to fundraise for a mobility scooter to help her get around; my mum had a melanoma removed from her foot and is using a walker; and Deva lost a leg! My three closest women – all needing some help to get around. It brings it home that it is so important to be in the moment – in each and every one. And, to practise gratitude for the blessings and love in our life.
As we approach Deva’s one month milestone, I am happy to say that she has resumed her usual routine, with a couple of slight modifications. The notable changes are that Deva now has a huge appetite (maybe making up for lost chomping opportunitites) and she is generally a much calmer kitty. It used to be dry food during the day and wet food at night. Now Deva eats a tin of wet food morning and night. This is great because she had lost so much weight from the cancer and loss of appetite pre-surgery.
This Christmas I had planned a holiday away, so we looked into pet friendly accommodation and Deva came with us. I cannot believe how relaxed she was!. Check out these pics of Miss Thing…I told her she was only allowed on the quilt, so she literally stayed on the quilt (WHAT??). Otherwise, she followed me around like a little dog – even navigating a few steps without any problems at all.
I hope that everyone has had a wonderful festive season and that this year, 2014, brings joy, peace and love into your lives. I am thankful for the blessings in my life, including finding the tripawds community. I may not be as active as I would like to be, but I am thinking of all the dogs and cats and loving humans who have the big decisions and surgeries ahead.
Here is a big high three to all the other tripawd families. Love and light to all
Treacy and Deva xoxoxoxo