Life is all about perspective. How do you perceive your world, and where you are in your life at any given moment.
How many times do you hear, look around you, it could be worse. Or, there is always someone with more struggles than you. This is almost always true.
While Al and I are bemoaning the fact we had to leave our beautiful Jackson Hole, and be in Utah, my friend Jennifer from My Brown Newfies, is struggling with something way more serious.
If you are a regular reader of My Brown Newfies, and if not, you need to be, you know that Leroy has been struggling with his health for a few months now. The other day things went from bad to worse and Leroy ended up in ICU. Caring for our furry family members can be incredibly expensive, especially a 200 pound Newf with no set diagnoses for the problems. So Jennifer has been not only struggling with the emotional stress of a very sick dog, but also how on earth to pay for the treatment he is receiving. I can’t even imagine the emotional turmoil that Jen, her hubby and 2 kids are going through right now.
So while I am bitter about having to spend time in the big city, with all the people, noise, and heat. Jen is worried about what the vet will tell her in the next few days.
When I was making an appointment for Torrey to get shots and a hair cut next week, Jen was worrying about how on earth they were going to pay for everything.
While the dogs, and us, are not thrilled about not being able to take nice walks twice a day anymore. Jen is worried will Leroy even make it home. (I am sending good thoughts out that he will!!!)
Life is all about perspective. Right now Al and I are starting off on new ventures, and adventures soon enough. The dogs are healthy, life is OK. All of this could turn an a dime, for us, and anyone else.
Jennifer started a Go Fund me account to help with Leroy’s vet bills. As I wrote this last night, they had raised $3000. That is so incredibly awesome!! I am a firm believer in karma, and also the power of the collective. So if you haven’t already, and you can, please help Jennifer and Leroy.
Click this link to help out. http://www.gofundme.com/eo3elo