Thursday, 23 October 2014

Faithful and True


This picture graphic (from Google Images) is so true, only in my case all the 'he's' and 'hims' need to be 'she's' and 'hers'.  I hope I am worthy.


Mavis is doing wonderfully well, she looks at me with those adoring, trusting eyes as if I can do no wrong and I have put her through all this pain and discomfort during the last couple of days. It's all in her best interests long term but she doesn't know that does she!!

 Going back to the vets today for her second antibiotic shot and a check up post-surgery, there was none of the reluctance our other dogs have shown following previous more painful visits.  In fact she bounded in, tail wagging eager to see the nurse.  Although she did flinch and cower down as the ice cold injection went into the skin between her shoulder blades that happy, happy tail did not  miss a beat ..... the wagging continued. 

She sat in the car yesterday, looking up at me from the passenger foot-well where her travelling bed is ..... smiling.  She has never smiled before, true she had that lopsided grin caused by her strangely angled tooth, but this was a real doggy grin, it lasted and lasted.  It was all I could do to try and keep my eyes on the road as she looked up at me showing all her teeth with her eyes sparkling.

Of course it could have been the painkillers she's on, but I like to think that for the first time in a long while she realised that her mouth felt comfortable and the crooked overcrowded teeth that gave her such bad breath were gone for good.


This could well be Mavis' motto.

She seeks out happiness so well .... and shares it with all those she meets.  Something we should all try to do.

Sue xx

24 comments:

  1. Go, Mavis...Go, Mavis...! She does have a splendidly cute face. My friends Jack Russell cross has a tail that never seems to stop wagging!

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  2. Lovely Mavis! She's gorgeous - like all your doggy friends. Hope she is soon full of beans again xxx

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  3. That's it, she's on the home straight now and knows it. Life is Wonderful.

    Jean
    x

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  4. How lovely, glad she is doing so well!

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  5. Great! I was looking forward to a Mavis update and that's about as good as it gets! She looks wonderful.

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  6. I'm not usually a doggy fan in the slightest but I think I could make an exception for that sweet little face.
    Keep getting stronger Mavis.

    X X

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  7. Our pets are so very special, and Mavis is a good example, coming back home to you. Her trust in you is complete, love her and the others. My lot are cats but it does not matter who ever they are they enhance our lives.

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  8. Pets deserve that we treat them as part of our family, and you certainly have given this little dog the best treatment that you could muster. I`m sure that this is much appreciated by your furry friend. Mavis is a luckylittle girl to have your support and care.

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  9. Love the Mavis updates, she is a sweetheart.

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  10. Hope our dog is as happy going for her post op check up on Saturday! She was feeling miserable and sore last night so I slept downstairs with her. Today she wanted to go out for a little walk and has eaten chicken, fish and rice as the vet said to give her a light diet (she reacts badly to anaesthetics). Really pleased to see Mavis bouncing back. Stoptober going very badly - the heating engineers did their work and 2 days later the heating has broken down again - another spare part needed apparently! x

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  11. What a little cutie. She knows it is good to be home.

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  12. Bless her - she does look a happy soul now doesn't she? xxx

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  13. Dogs are amazing creatures. We just came back from abandoning our dogs for a week, and the puppy can't tell us enough how glad she is to see us....kisses,kisses, kisses.

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  14. What a lovely post! Everybody who feels that way is worthy! I hope everything is going to be well with little Mavis.

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  15. Lovely post..a bit of a tear jerker actually! Go Mavis.

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  16. {{Sniff, wipes eyes}} I feel the same about Daisy. If you find a "she" version of that graphic, let me know. So glad Mavis is feeling better.

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  17. Bless, Mavis seems to know she is home this time. Let's home she is now a homebody and not a runner. Here's to a long and healthy life with you. x

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  18. It's good to hear that she is making a good recovery, and no wonder she worships you - you have only ever been a force for good (and happiness) in her life. Gold medal deserved I think.

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  19. Love this post! Had to share it with my husband. We are new to having a dog, always had cats in the past, but in February this year we got ourselves a pup. I had no idea how loving and loyal and dog can be. It's the best thing ever!

    Thanks Sue xx

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  20. One girl and her dogs! Happy dogs, happy girl!

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  21. Ah she's so gorgeous.
    My dog's eyes never leave my face in the car & that top verse so true, xxx

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