My Joyful Pause Moments: Weekly Recap

What an absolutely beautiful Labor Day weekend. I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying your extended weekend. I LOVE this time of year and am excited to be heading into the fall season.

20140825_145734 12Though in a way it was hard to take off my old decals which had my Frankie on either side, I do love my new larger decals.

20140826_092615 eWhat a joyful and sweet surprise when I ran to the local laundromat to wash my king size comforter to meet this little cutie there.  Her name is Lola.  Her mom owns the laundromat… and yes, Lola runs it.

20140826_092741 eLola waiting for her mom to return after she stepped out to run a quick errand.

20140827_121836 sSeeing all my books in the display window at Seranya Art Boutique promoting awareness for our local humane society.

IMG_2108 sI love sitting in my chair on the deck and seeing the reflection of my writing cottage in my patio doors.

20140828_132324 sMiss G and I enjoyed lunch out together at one of our favorite places.

20140831_134603 16Lunch date with my Johnnie.

And this is Just How it Is.

kylie on bedIf I don’t make the bed right away in the morning, Kylie beats me to the punch and makes herself cozy after eating her breakfast.

And you know what I like about my wiser, older self?  So what. So what if the bed does not get made for a couple of hours. I just make half of the bed and let her linger as long as she wants. This is what matters–her happiness.

No one is going to care if my bed is made or not. But I care that Kylie is happy and content. This is just how it is and I like it. Such a relief it is to let go of so much perfectionism I had as my younger, not so wise self.

IPAWaid – Integrating People for Animal Wellness – Special Needs Pet Resource

374354_d9fa9269e46845b98913541db4801648.png_srz_p_279_260_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srzThrough a series of events, which I hope to share in a very special story soon, I’m really honored and proud to have been asked to be a resource for iPaw. This is a non-profit organization started by Dr. Jodie, a holistic veterinarian in Wisconsin.

iPaw – Integrating People for Animal WellnessWe are the resource for special needs pets! We are the match makers for donors and caregivers who love to help animals! We never give up!

I will be listed on their resource page (coming soon!) as someone who will talk to people whose pets have been diagnosed with IVDD and/or for pets who are in need of a wheelchair.

I’ve talked with so many people over the years whether via email or phone, to give them peace of mind and understanding that with the right tools and education, a dog with IVDD and/or in a wheelchair can live a quality life.

You can read more about their beautiful vision on their website.