I pour my whole heart into parenting my sweet pup. Because I couldn’t have children, he is my child. I know not everyone can understand that, but maybe it’s not for everyone to understand.
He wasn’t quite three yet, so when he went from running and jumping and playing to struggling to walk, it scared me. And my worries of worst case scenarios loomed.
He’s just a dog, you may be thinking. But he’s not “just” a dog to me.
He has a neurologist now. He is incurable. He wears a special vest that allows us to help steady his steps. He is completely mentally and emotionally intact. He wobbles and falls so we adjust his surroundings to ensure his safety. He has a challenging life and many may have given up on him. But not us.
Because every day we have him is a day filled with love. Because we were the ones entrusted to care for him. Because he takes care of us too. Because we are not typical pet parents. Because our hearts are fully invested. Because every adventure is a blessing. Because we want him to experience a full life. Because the beautiful bits of life that lie ahead are worth the struggles of today.
Sharing my thoughts on “because” with the beautiful blogging community at Five Minute Friday. Because inspiration can come from one simple word. And because there is comfort and encouragement there. And because everyone is welcome.