Friday, June 14, 2013

See Beautiful Friday

We don't normally do the blog hop thingy but today we thought we would and join in Sugars  "see beautiful" one. I am going to paw it over to Mom so she can explain why.

Mom: What caught my attention was the 'soulful eyes' part of Sugar's post  and I thought I would share a little about my beautiful boy Reilly.

As many of you know Reilly is an extremely stoic dog - he never shows when he is in pain, never whimpers or cries - he has been having monthly allergy shots for the last two years now and never once has he winced or whimper. He has had more than his fair share of poking and prodding at the Vets and again he just takes it all in his stride.

His foot is getting worse daily with the arthritis which is causing his toes to become deformed and bent out of shape - and even though we see him limping on it more and more often now - he still stoically goes about his day not letting it bother him.

But a Mom of a furbaby KNOWS - I know every time I look into his eyes - I can see if  the pain is really bad and he needs some medication. From looking in his eyes I know when he wants to go for walk more that anything else in the world.  I watch him as he stares into space sometimes but rather than blank look in his eyes - there is something else - like he is pondering, musing and thinking about something.

But the most important thing for me - was the year I spent in and out of hospital - every time I came home he was there - those soft brown eyes saying "I am so glad your home Mom and I am here for you".  There was never any pouting "why did you leave me" look - there was just a soft head to reach out and pat and an understanding I can hardly put into words. He was always there by the side of my bed and every time the nurse would come - he would be there watching intently to make sure she was "doing things right". He instinctively knew not to be close on the rare occasions I could walk and yet was always just a few steps behind me.

My husband was my strength but Reilly was my biggest motivation. I wanted to be able to take him on walks again, to go exploring again and to play with his favorite tug game again.  He has without a doubt had the most beautiful soul and I see it every time I look into his eyes.


27 comments:

  1. Yep, them eyes really do put one in a trance, what a buddy!

    The Mad Scots

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  2. Reilly you are so beautiful and we are so sorry your foot isn't get better, we hate to hear that you have pain. You are your Mommy are so close, it was lovely to read. Have a wonderful weekend xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  3. That is a lovely tribute to Reilly. We know if he could speak he'd say the very same things back to you. Have a beautiful day.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Reilly you are beautiful indeed. And it shows in your eyes for sure as well as every fur on you.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  5. A See Beautiful post about the BEAUTY of his HEART and his DEVOTION to you.

    PERFECT for this day!!!

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  6. We think that Reilly is beautiful too. I'd like to tell you a little story about me. I'm pretty much always on my front legs because my back ones don't work so well. And because it's a little unnatural for a dog to walk using just the front ones, I've started to develop some arthritis in my ankles and pad areas. And so my peeps have been having laser treatments done on my legs, ankles, toes, chest and back every 3 weeks or so. They also have a vet who does chiropractic work come by once a month to ensure that our ribs, bones are in alignment and our toes are not jammed. I also get some supplements for neurological health and regeneration. Then there's the monthly acupuncure treatments. My sheltie brother gets a capsule of Standard Process Ligaplex II for treatment of a cracking noise from his right front leg. I also go swimming on a weekly basis. I'm telling you all this because my hope is that you might look into some of these treatments to see if they might help Reilly. I wish that I could guarantee relief but I can't. I know that you're helping Reilly and love him to bits and we're not suggesting that you do what we're doing. But we hope to maybe give you an idea or two of what else might be possible in terms of treatment or care. We hope that you won't be mad at us.

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  7. Well, Bree...you made me cry, too! A beautiful post.

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  8. :-D Now "That" is definitely a See Beautiful Moment!! It's incredible that you both have one another!!!

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  9. Awwww, sweet, good, Reilly.

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  10. Golden Happy that you joined our This Moment See Beautiful anniversary hop. Reilly is strong and I bet he just don't want you to worry. Have you tried hydro therapy (like me swimming on a heated pool. Definitely dogs are motivators. Sending Lots of Golden LOVE. Happy Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  11. A beautiful post for a beautiful dog. Thanks for sharing this today
    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  12. Thank you so much for seeing beautiful with us. Your pictures were gorgeous and certainly left us seeing beautiful!

    Lydia @ See Beautiful
    www.seebeautiful.com

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  13. Just look at those BEAUTIFUL eyes!

    Happy See Beautiful.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  14. This was a beautiful post, written with a depth of love. I'm so glad I found your blog, and someone to share how much our dogs mean to us,

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  15. He is beautiful. And that was a beautiful tribute.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

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  16. You brought tears to Mom's eyes - what a very beautiful post! Reilly is lucky to have you for his Mom.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  17. Oh, you made my Ma's eyes leak!
    That was soooo beautifuls!
    Reilly, I have my paws crossed that you will find something that eases your pain, and you will be by your Moms side fur many many many years to come!
    {{{{hugs}}}}
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  18. Hi Reilly, I forgot to add that my sheltie brother and I also get a shot of Hyaflex for our ligaments and stuff. Your mom can check it out here http://www.hyaflex.com/about_hyaluronic_acid_dog.html

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  19. We loved your words..... and those soulful eyes.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

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  20. We loved your words..... and those soulful eyes.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

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  21. this was such a marvelous post. Reilly is a lover boy that is for sure.
    Wish there were some way to slow the progression of his arthritis

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  22. What a beautiful post! You're so beautiful, Reilly!

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  23. Your words are every bit as beautiful as Reilly's eyes...A dog's eyes speak volumes to us if only we look

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  24. Dogs are a humans best medicine sometimes.

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  25. Awwww Reilly boy, you are such a good little guy with your Mum!

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  26. What a wonderful story! You are such a beautiful boy, Reilly!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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