My little boy is getting more and more feeble each day....He's not in any pain... I pick him up, I hold him...there's no flenching or yelping.
He's just old.
I'm sure he feels safe when I pet him or sit by him.
I will not put him down because he is old.
I've seen this look on people and know that...at that moment, they too are lost.
The things we could learn from nature, if we'd just open our eyes, our minds, our hearts...He walks around and around the deck.
I have the doorway blocked so he can't fall down the steps.
I borrowed this post from my Words to Live By...Sept. 21st, 2009
His condition has deteriorated since that post.
But here's the deal...I've learned a lot about life from this little guy.
This is LD, my chihuahua. I did not pick LD, I inherited him. LD is old, fat, deaf & blind. In his younger years, he was something. He was quite ferocious. In fact, he was a pit-chihuahua. LD is an 18 pounder. He doesn't care, he doesn't diet, he doesn't exercise, he doesn't contemplate, or compare. He's real happy with himself... The vet once laughingly announced that he was big boned...ha ha ha!!! Body image isn't part of his life. LD is about 14 or 15...in human years, that makes him about 100. He doesn't ponder his youth, things he did wrong, his successes, his failures, missed love, travels, wealth, loss jobs, promotions, size, friends or enemies, beauty, adventures, old age, future, the color of his hair, savings or lack of, mistakes, or death...he just lives for today! His ego doesn't compare... There's no chatter in his brain ranking the situation. He's not better than, or less than. His life story doesn't come into play... He doesn't blame his parents or their parents..gosh, he doesn't even blame himself. (He'll never, ever be invited on the Oprah show) He doesn't do drugs or drink...nothing to fog his life! He doesn't ponder life after death, he doesn't ponder heaven, and he doesn't ponder or judge your life. LD just lives .. good/bad/right/wrong...just lives. He's deaf and blind and is still a happy boy! He's not trying to sue anyone. No one to fault..it is what it is... He doesn't ask, "why is this happening?" LD is a happy dog, a lucky dog, a funny dog...and a blessing to me.