Say A Little Prayer

Welcome to my blog.

This is my fourth time at #AtoZChallenge and my theme this year is Sparky, my 11-year-old Dalmatian. You can read all about my theme here.

Adorable SheCertain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862

I almost gave up on this writing challenge yesterday, but one glance at my Sparky’s lovely face and I was back on track. We got her latest blood report yesterday and the readings shocked us, it is a miracle that she is still walking about, albeit slowly and how she musters up all the energy she has, rushing at the door to welcome us when we arrive. Her blood Urea and Creatinine levels are through the roof along with her Phosphorous level. The vet suggested a diet consisting of egg whites, boiled potatoes, cabbage, beans, and rice, for Sparky. Watermelon is good for her but she hates eating it, maybe she has inherited the dislike of this fruit from me 🙂

We can do all that the vet asks and then sit back and pray, let her not suffer any more pain. Every time I pierce her skin to insert the needle for her daily IV fluids, I hurt more than her. There are videos on the net explaining and demonstrating the procedure of giving our pets the subcutaneous drip. In one of the videos they say it doesn’t hurt the animals when the needle is inserted into their skin for the same. But how would we know if it does or doesn’t hurt the pets? My Sparky doesn’t complain but she looks at me with her big beautiful eyes shining with trust and love, my heart goes through a wringer.

I will continue to ease her physical discomfort as best as I can and for the rest, I will pray with folded hands. May I ask you to include Sparky in your prayers; I am confident that the healing will reach her and give her relief. Thanks in advance…

By Sulekha Rawat

Check out some other Bloggers participating in the challenge: AtoZ List 2015

And the Blog-A-Rhythm AtoZ posts featuring many prolific bloggers

Obedient?

Welcome to my space.

This is my fourth time at #AtoZChallenge and my theme this year is Sparky, my 11-year-old Dalmatian. You can read all about my theme here.

Adorable ShePeople give us envious looks and nudge whoever they are with to point at us, more specifically at Sparky. She plays to the gallery, obeys all our commands willingly. She is a perfect dog out on a walk with her beloved masters, or so she portrays to the world. we take her out without putting a leash on her and she listens to our polite instructions when we ask her to walk on the left side of the road, or to cross the road, turn back etc.

Bach home it is a different story altogether:) She has modified Newton’s third law of motion, her version reads, ‘Every command has an equally opposite reaction.’

When asked to sit, she remains standing defiantly, when we request her to get up to let the maid clean the corner, she sits glued to the floor and eyes us haughtily. No amount of yelling, pleading or cajoling has any effect on her pretty little adorable ears. She ignores us royally and completely.

ss handsShe can shake hands, dance on her two hind legs and crawl like a commando but all these activities happen only when she desires, never at our humble requests 😉

We know she is obedient but only when it suits her, the rest of the world is fooled by her trickery. The bottom line is that we love her unconditionally.

By Sulekha Rawat

Check out some other Bloggers participating in the challenge: AtoZ List 2015

And the Blog-A-Rhythm AtoZ posts featuring many prolific bloggers