Annie, our Golden Retriever, threw up yesterday morning. She had an ovariohysterectomy the day before. Her first night home she slept through the night. Probably because the anesthesia hadn’t worn off yet.
We put a blanket in the dryer and then put the heated blanket on her dog bed. The veterinarian said her body temperature would be lower because of the anesthesia. We sat with her in the kitchen while she slept.
Last night after I had finished writing my story it was just a little after midnight. Annie was asleep on the floor beside me. I sat on the dog bed in my studio and she came and laid down beside me. She put her head on my leg and fell asleep.
[share-quote]Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
—Roger Caras [/share-quote]
I know Annie is a dog and not a person. I know she probably would have been fine to be alone her second night after surgery, but I didn’t want her to throw up and have no one with her.
I found a blanket and sat up with her for several hours. She stayed asleep and didn’t throw up.
I thought I was helping Annie, and maybe I was. But, really, she was helping me.
On days when the sunshine can’t break through the clouds, Annie brings the sun.
Late at night, the sun shines in my dark office.
Do your pets bring you sunshine on a cloudy day?
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