My dog, Bossk, has never failed to make me smile. He is the first and last "person" i see each day. I owe tribute to my best friend today. I recently had painful surgery following an injury and I was down for a long time. During my recent healing process, I have had a very faithful companion. I put my bed up against the window so my friend wouldn't get cabin fever during such a time of quiet and stillness. I swear he sent me comfort everyday with his looks of encouragement. He sensed when i was down and nudged my hands to pet him. Through my tears i saw hope in his eyes as i struggled with confinement. We went side by side to the bathroom the whole time i was on crutches even though he was afraid of them. He led the way when i crawled because the pain was just to great to walk. He was right there with me the whole time. I sensed an overwhelming relief when his glossy eyes said "It will be ok. We will soon be tromping in the woods...this memory behind us. "
Being an artist, I felt very bored and frustrated. I spent a lot of time watching online tutorials about other photographers, portrait and sales techniques. I learned Adobe Illustrator and Advanced Photoshop. I chatted with old friends. I learned to hop quite a distance on one foot. I learned I could use pain medication responsibly, and that Ibuprofen works better anyway. I learned to persevere through the pain because for some reason, God wanted to keep me still. In being still, I have healed amazingly fast. I'm still not sure what God's plan is for me as i wait in this cocoon but I'm sure I sensed Him in everyone who supported me. Everything i have learned in recovery showed up when i needed it most. I never knew how many people were in my corner, my biggest coach being an 10 pound fur ball with boogly eyes and satellite dish ears. God works through others. I'm sure of it. His light kept mine aflame with hope. Thank you friends and Family. Thank you God and Thank you Bossk The Chihuahua. I am blessed and grateful to be yours.