Dogs are wonderful companions. They bring us laughter, joy, love, comfort and compassion. Sometimes they even step into the role of nurse!
Caye sent me this story about her two dogs who helped comfort and take care of her while she suffered with the flu.
“I have the flu. I got too sore and tired to get up from the toilet and go to bed. I was stuck there. Two of the dogs came to get me. First they snuggled me to warm me up, part of the exhaustion was from shivering, and coughing. Once I stopped shaking, strength returned slowly. I still had the joint pain with which to contend, and I almost gave up again. They barked and whined until I stood. I went straight to bed half dressed, without brushing my teeth, or washing my face. Once I was under the covers, the older of the two stood guard at my feet, while the younger kissed my face and snuggled me until I got warm enough again. They are always loving, but this is extra. Every time I cough the older one comes to check on me then goes to stand guard for a while, before laying back down. The younger one shoves her nose into my mouth, gives me a kiss, and snuggles me closer. They haven’t let out a single fart all night either, maybe this is the fever typing, but I love my doggums.”
Isn’t that sweet how Caye’s dogs took such great care of her? How have your dogs taken care of you in a time of illness or sadness? Comment below to share your story!