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.