This will be a fairly short blog post, and there will be no pictures, as I am writing this on my lunch break at work!
If you're friends with me on Facebook, you might have read that today is quite a bittersweet day for me...tonight is the Jasmine Star
photography business seminar that I have been SO excited about since I bought my ticket...I've been "meeting" other attendees through our group Facebook page, and can't wait to soak up all the photographical wisdom, experience, insight and love tonight!
Yesterday I had to take She-Ra back to Dr. Wang at the Nashville Vet Specialists
. The infection in her front paw took over with a vengeance this weekend - by Sunday, her front leg was twice as large as the other, and quite warm. Monday morning I woke up, and found she had licked a hole in the leg. You read that right. Obviously, I was pretty upset. She-Ra and I loaded up in the truck. When I went to get the update from Dr. Wang after work, it was determined that She-Ra would stay over night and Dermatology would perform a biopsy (biopsies?) today with She-Ra under anesthesia. They let me take her out for a walk and sit with her for a little, and then they took her back.
They will perform the biopsy after 3 today, which means that as I am supposed to be getting crazy excited about meeting a photographic rock star, I will also be wondering how in the world my girl is. And I will be waiting and watching my phone for the call that will let me know she woke up from anesthesia, and just how bad (or not bad?!) the infection is.
I am choosing to focus on the KINDNESS that the employees at NVS have shown She-Ra. When I dropped her off in the morning, the vet tech who has been with her from the start (Meredith) was there to greet us. She-Ra perked up, and loved all over her. Meredith, in kind, was loving all over She-Ra. I love Meredith. Dr. Wang always sits on the floor when she is talking with us, and again, She-Ra LOVES her. And yes, I love Dr. Wang too. Becca took her back last night, and said repeatedly how great a dog She-Ra is, and how beautiful she is. (I just met Becca, but now I love her, because She-Ra IS great and beautiful!) They let me know that I am free to call in the middle of the night to check on her if need be (or just because!), as they are staffed 24/7. In this very scary time, I am comforted that She-Ra is comfortable with those caring for her, and so very grateful for them!
As my friend Kimberlee posted the other day - "every single person you see is struggling with something and to them it is just as hard as what you are going through" (Nicholas Sparks, Dear John). I hope that you can find and focus on some positive aspect - however tiny - of whatever it is you are going through.