It feels good to be home, baby. (any excuse to quote Kanye, amIright?)
I'll be popping on and off The Grateful Life for the next week. I don't want to miss you all (have I mentioned how much I cherish our time together?) but I also am working very hard to be super present with my family and friends while I'm blessed with my time here. I know that saying "wow, 10 whole days!" sounds like a long time, but I'm already on day 3 and it feels as if I've been here only a hot minute. Gotta soak it all in while I can, ya know? I have some major snuggling to get done, starting with the little whiskered lady you see above.
My sweet little fur ball friend of 15 years, Sage, has lymphoma...which is a total bummer, to say the least. I am so, so grateful to my parents and sister for taking such amazing care of her; for being diligent in handling her medical needs and also for simply being so loving, affectionate and kind to her. My family has always come from the point of view that it should be about the animals quality of life rather than the quantity--even when our selfish sides want us to keep our four legged pals for longer, we choose to let them go in peace. Suffering, even in the slightest, is simply not our style. While the idea of not having my Sagey girl around for much longer puts a lump in my throat, I know my parents will make the right choice when the time comes. I completely trust their judgement and a happy, healthy Sage is the only life I want her to know.
Weighing in at a whopping 4lbs, her tiny being has touched my life in that unconditional- love way that only an animal's soul can. Anyone who has ever owned and loved a pet can understand this, I'm sure. I can't help myself...I wholly love this lil' nugget. No drama between us, no stress or anger ever, lots of play and affection, complete forgiveness exercised for any offense (a stepped on tail here, an inappropriate place for a kitty pee there)...it's true what they say; If you want to know about love, start with plants and animals.