Wag your tail…

Yesterday my Hubby and I brought our dog Gibbs to the vet to have what we hoped was just an abscessed tooth removed. We hoped it was the tooth and not his cancer coming back. (Two years ago he had a growth removed from his mouth and it turned out to be the yucky stuff…) Unfortunately, mid morning our Vet called to let us know that it wasn’t the tooth and it was in fact a large tumor behind the tooth. He cleaned it up a bit, but we all know there’s really nothing to be done at this point. So we picked him up yesterday afternoon, brought him home, put him to bed and started worrying about it. How long do we have? When do we make the decision? We have to watch to make sure he’s not suffering! What else can we do? Did he just cry? Finally, we all went to bed exhausted.

So this morning my Hubby gets up at his usual time, so do the dogs. Gibbs gets up, stretches, yawns and trots in to the kitchen. He waits by the door with his sister for Dad to put his collar on. He runs down the stairs to the backyard and pees on everything. He runs back up the stairs and waits for Dad to let him in. He trots over to his usual spot on the rug and watches, with his tail wagging, as Dad makes his breakfast. He wags his tail and looks up at me for his morning kiss. He wolfs down his breakfast and finally goes to his bed in the living room, curls up in a dog ball and settles in for his morning nap. In other words…

He does the exact same thing he does every morning….totally wagging his tail.

He is this morning, his usual happy go lucky self. Loving life, loving Mom and Dad, loving his sister Gigi, his yard, his food, his dog bed. As an Animal Communicator and someone who continually studies Animal Communication, I’ve learned that our animals are ALWAYS teaching us something. They each have a lesson for all of us. The deep, soul level lesson Gibbs is trying to teach me through all of this is something I’m working on figuring out, but the easy-peasy lesson is this: Be happy. Be in the moment. Appreciate what’s in front of you. Love the people around you. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Live for today. And, above all else…

Just wag your tail.

With an attitude like that? Who knows? Gibbs could choose to stick around for a very long time.

In Munay…