I am grateful for so much. I often spend time every morning thinking about what I am grateful for, but it seems especially meaningful at this time of the year. Here’s just a few of the many things I have to be thankful for:
I am grateful for Willie’s smiling face and his pink tongue.
I am grateful for the times when he sends his joy spinning out into the universe.
I am grateful to have Lassie still in my life and to be anticipating her 16th birthday party.
I am grateful for the black circle around her eye, and the little brush of black on her ear.
I am grateful for Sushi’s soft, creamy fur, her cat ears and her cat eyes and the fact that she is so very different from my dogs.
I am thankful for every day that I get to spend with her. I am becoming more allergic to her every week, and am trying many, many things to make it work, but am aware that my days with Sushi might be limited.
I am grateful for the colors of fall, the beauty of nature and the amazing luck I have to be able to live in such a beautiful place.
I am grateful to Jim, who has been like air and water to me for nine years. I am grateful to all in his family, and all in mine… how incredibly lucky I am to be a part of their lives.
My own list will go on for pages and pages, but here’s one more . . .
I am grateful for all of you who read this blog, and participate in a conversation about the amazing relationship we have with animals of another species.
What are you grateful for? I would love to know.