My Sunshine

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”.





8 thoughts on “My Sunshine

  1. Donna O. says:

    Maybe it was fate that other post got deleted by mistake. You obviously are in a better mood now, so why post something to remind yourself of a darker mood. (Although we ALL do it, that’s for sure. I know I’ve had my share of dark posts!)

    Sorry your pups have been under the weather too, but glad you are seeing the sunshine beyond that…especially with Ducky. It’s funny, Toby is our major P.I.T.A., but I love him just as much as the others and couldn’t imagine life without his furface.

    • The Golden Life says:

      Yes, definitely in a better mood today than I was on Monday! Part of it was knowing that Callie’s leg or foot (I’m still not sure which) is less painful, that Shadow is over her upset tummy, and that we’re going to find out what’s causing Ducky’s chronic upsets so we can give her some relief. And some of it is just reminding myself that life is too short to be stuck in a funk. Isn’t it amazing how we find a special place in our hearts for the dogs who drive us crazy most often?

      • Donna O. says:

        It sure is. Someone once said that those are the dogs that you end up having the strongest bond with, since you spend so much time working with them. I’m not sure if that’s true (honestly I think Leah has the strongest bond with me), but it makes sense how that could easily happen. 🙂

  2. Dogs N Pawz says:

    Love, love your pictures! Hope things are getting better. Scout started limping really bad today and can barely get around. Makes me so sad. I’ll take him to the vet in the morning to see what we can do. I hate it when they start getting old.

    • The Golden Life says:

      We’re all sending healing energy for Scout. I hope the vet can give him something to relieve his pain! Callie seems to be getting better with Tramadol and rest. Shadow is over her “bug”; Ducky will be going through a barium test next week to find the cause for her chronic tummy upsets.

  3. 2browndawgs says:

    Love that you found the positive despite ailing pups. 🙂 Sorry to hear about Callie. We had a similar thing with Freighter. Gave him more freedom to move and he hurt the stupid nail again. Now he is back on rest. I guess doggies don’t understand pacing oneself. 🙂

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