Sunday, July 5, 2009

We made it thru

We made it thru the fourth of July fireworks although technically they went til about the 5th of July 2:00 am.

I had NO sleep again while I took care of my beloved rescue dog.

Don't get me wrong. I love him with all my heart. I wouldn't trade him for anything. I just need my sleep. Ya know, MS equals sleep or no walkin. Get the picture !

We rescued this dog about a month after I was diagnosed with MS. His entering our life was a gift from God.
Our job as rescuers is going to the humane society pick them up and then the rescue comes by our home to get him. Well, when we got there they were walking him outside. I sat down on the bench because I was tired.
Then out of nowhere, The dog started to run towards Mark and Mark ran to him. It was like the movie 10 and the beach scene with Bo Derek. Hearts started to fly and I realized I had adopted a new dog. Geez !
We called the rescue and told her not to rush over to pick him up because we are thinking of "dog napping ". something we rescuers do often. LOL

These big brown eyes looked so sad and all he wanted was a family. It wasn't his fault his family didn't want him. Boy, I can relate to that.
Suddenly, I was out of work, had MS ( I didn't even knowwhat is was) and this beautiful dog needed me and I needed him.
He had so many issues. He was scared of squeaky toys. Plus I already had two. We welcomed him into our home and dealt with his odd behaviors. Corrected most of the them. He still has some food bowl issues. We both have a scar to prove that one.

He came with the name. We sent out an announcement to our family and friends that read
" It's a boy ! His name is Ripley, believe it or not"

Ripley became my listener. He never judged me and nenver treated me like I had cooties. He was always there for me. When so many people ran for their lives after my diagnosis, Ripley stayed by my side.
When we first brought him home it was obvious he was a daddy's boy by the way he ran to Mark. But he is a mommy's boy and I don't think it bothers him one bit.

When Mark is out of town, Ripley always jumps in bed with me. Ok, he sleeps on Mark's pillow but he snuggles with me.
Rescue a dog. It is the best feeling you can ever have. Even if they are afraid of fireworks and they keep you up all night.

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Libby said...

awwww...ripley is SO handsome!!
i'm totally wiped out today, got my first iv yesterday at 2 pm...the biogen lady said lots of people are tired for the 1st day or 2, and my ms dr said iv's in general make you tired...besides being tired & weak, i'm ok though...

Cathy said...

I'm glad you got your first one.
My first one came with alot of anxiety but the second one was much better. I was so excited I didn't let the potential side effects come into play.