No, I just can't sleep. Like every other animal owner, I'm faced with making decisions that are difficult but no matter how they may affect me (or them) emotionally, these are things that ultimately are for the good of these wonderful creatures we get the great honor of spending time with, even if it's just for a few short months. Sometimes the right thing to do is the most difficult, but if you speak with any responsible, loving pet or horse owner, you'll find that we all take it on as just part of the territory, right? Right.... Still doesn't make it any easier to sleep, unfortunately.
I suppose I could make myself up a cosmo or pomogranite martini to help me sleep, but I think instead I'll think about the good part of owning animals--those times when you just sit back and watch them do their thing--how amazing or funny or just plain entertaining they are, all on their own, without even trying because they enjoy life so very much.
Saturday evening, JJ and Sophie were enjoying life very much....
She starts by egging him on (such a scrappy lil gal!)...
JJ's moves remind me so much of his daddy when he plays with the dogs.
Really? You really want to try me??
But wait, maybe she is?
But she circles back around, never one to be called a chicken.
JJ looks so worried, doesn't he? Check out that back foot just resting. He has so much fun with her, pushing her buttons, getting her goat.
They do this almost every night anymore. I'll hear Sophie barking and they're out there playing together, having a good time and completely oblivious to the problems in the world. They don't look very worried about the economy, war, whether things are going well at work, or if they can get all their bills paid this month. All they know is life and for the time being they both seem to enjoy theirs. Truth is I look up to them and although I can't do much about having these responsiblities, they can teach me that I can set aside those thoughts and learn to enjoy life itself a little more....