Two days ago was the end of Callie’s on-leash restriction. So what happened? I let her run out in the yard with her younger sisters and somehow — I don’t know how — she hurt herself AGAIN.
And over the weekend, both Shadow and Ducky suffered with upset tummies — Shadow on Friday; Ducky on Saturday and Sunday morning. Shadow just took her last Metronaidozole this morning.
I drafted a post on Monday afternoon, but I messed up when I was trying to save it and lost part of it. I thought about re-typing it and changed my mind. It was too “whiny” and I just didn’t feel like getting stuck in the muck.
So what’s this title all about then? “My Sunshine”? It’s about the love, the joy, the sunshine that my three furkids bring into my life every day. Callie’s AKC registration name is “Sunshine Callie Tess”. The “Sunshine” comes from her father, and Tess was her maternal grandmother’s name. And Callie has been my Golden ray of sunshine since the day she was born. Then, six months later, Shadow — whose AKC name is “Callie’s Shadow” — brought another ray of Golden sunshine into my life.
Ducky, though it would have been hard for me to admit during that first month, has been my third ray of sunshine even though her fur is as dark as the night sky. I love this little girl dearly despite the fact that she exasperates me as often as not. She’s affectionate, loving, sweet, playful, bossy, comical, silly, and let’s not forget cute.
Yes, I know that last week was “Pet Appreciation Week”; but like every other day or week that we set aside during the year to appreciate certain loved ones, I don’t believe our show of appreciation should be limited to just at that time. I know that I’m not even half the person my dogs think I am, but I try to be. I’m “Mommy” to Callie, Shadow, and Ducky; but to me, they are “The Sunshine of My Life”.