All you need is love…and a dog

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“If there are no dogs in Heaven,
then when I die I want to go where they went.”
― Will Rogers

Finally some time for blogging again and this time it’s not about MS, but my very “best” medicine.
Kind of a love letter to my vizsla puppy Ruby as without her, my life wouldn’t be the same anymore 🙂
If we are connected on Facebook, I guess you’ve already got an idea how important she is to me.
Before I got her end of November, I spent my days on the couch due to my symptoms
( and feeling very low) and didn’t leave the house for days.
Now I don’t have a choice – I need to go outside for hours each day, get fresh air and exercise.
I worried about the future the entire time – now I don’t even have a minute left for too much thinking. I met so many new people thanks to her and became friends with other dog owner. It’s like living in a new city as she makes me see areas I’ve never been to before. Days with her are never boring, so much to discover and learn. She made me run again.

Ruby feels my bad days and never leaves my side.

That’s the great thing about dogs – they don’t care who you are. Old, young, healthy, ill, if you love them they give you twice as much in return. Luckily Ruby is a typical vizsla, very high energy outside, she can and needs to run for hours – but once inside, all she wants is to cuddle on the couch.
She’s my physiotherapist and made me walk long distances again, my psychologist at other times as she makes me feel better, entertainer, heating pad and best buddy.
I can’t imagine a day without her anymore and am looking forward to hopefully many many years with her by my side.

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

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