Thursday, April 21, 2011

GUNNY ~ The Fight of his Life

It's about life lessons.  It is about pain, laughter, love, healing.  It's about paying attention to the gifts we have been given.  It is about living each day the best we can.  And it is about giving back. It is about acceptance. And if we are lucky, we might just discover the truth.  One of which is that life has no guarantees.

Today I learned not to give up on someone or something.  I am struggling.  I am hurting.  I am feeling things I don't want to feel. Today it seems that repairing the brokenness in others becomes way too personal for me. Our little service dog in training Gunny is fighting the battle of his life ~ for his life.  I want to fix him.  I want to give someone anything I have to save this dog's life.  I haven't quit praying for Gunny and all the others like him that have never experienced love.  He now knows what it is like.  I pray it is not too late.  It isn't right. It isn't fair. He needs to live to save the life of a warrior who needs him as much as Gunny needs him.  I love this dog's spirit, soul, and heart.  This dog with a coon skin hat.

Our service dogs are like a protective coating, blankets wrapped around their warriors. But for now all I want in the world is to put a protective coating around Gunny and not let him leave this world ~ not yet. Not so soon.

Today I have to say, "Thy will be done."  And then listen and wait and pray. Today I need the gift of courage. I wish I could go out and buy sanity and serenity.


  1. Amen, many times we have to say, "Thy will be done." Praying for Gunny and all who love him.

  2. It is totally amazing to me over and over again how these animals steal our hearts. I pray Gunny makes it through this crisis.