Perspective, If Not Hypocrisy

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015


This week, my puppy Stella got sick.

It’s nothing serious — the vet thinks that it’s simply a matter of the Purina brand of food disagreeing with her stomach. Regardless, it’s been worrisome and laborious to nurse her through it.I’ve felt anxious and afraid every time she isn’t able to hold on to what she eats. I’ve been inspecting her waistline closely, fearful that she is losing weight. She is already lean to begin with (we think she is part hound), so she really doesn’t have weight to lose. I’ve felt relief and happiness every time she keeps a meal down, knowing that it is hydrating her, nourishing her, and strengthening her.

I can’t imagine what it is like to watch a child in such a position, or even a spouse.

Perspective. Or maybe hypocrisy.

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