Friday, November 4, 2011

A Small Adjustment Makes All the Difference

It's been quite a while since I've posted here and it's not because the World has finished with me, and it's not because my lens has been quietly packed away in a box somewhere.  My life seems to have been on fast forward all year and I've finally slowed down enough to breathe and to notice.  Notice the subtle messages from the universe around me.

Once again I'm adjusting to a new home, my sixth home this year and I'm trusting it will be my last for a while.  This is a beautiful home with lots of wild desert landscaping all around and plenty of hiking trails for me and my dogs.  The one drawback of this paradise is that there is also a lot of cactus, which has been playing havoc with the dogs' paws.  It was getting to the point that our walks were becoming quite restricted and our enthusiasm was waning.  One of the dogs in particular was having a hard time.  The brave little fellow is blind so avoiding the stickers was even more of a challenge for the both of us.  He got to the point he was shuffling along with his nose to the ground like an old man.

I remembered I had bought him some boots a few years ago and, miraculously, was able to find them again.  What a difference!!  This afternoon he flew down the trail with a spring in his step and all the confidence in the world.  Success.

Isn't it interesting how, even when I know I'm on the right track with this latest move, life still seemed to be a bit of a struggle, but with just a little lateral thinking and a small adjustment I can make a huge leap forward.  That is what the message the World presented me thru my Lens today.  I'm sure there are a few more minor re-directions I can make to other areas of my life, too.

One happy dog.

Fuzzy has always been my ATV dog.  A go anywhere kinda guy.

These boots were made for walking,
And that's just what I've done.
Now I'm gonna take a nap
Right here in the sun!

 Special thanks to Ruffwear for these great quality dog boots.  I'm linking this to the Theme Thursday blog.  The theme this week is gadgets and I think these boots qualify.


Mrsupole said...

Hi Barb,

Welcome back, and I hope you come back many times.

It is nice to see that you are hopefully very settled in right now. That was a cute story about the boots, a really great gadget idea. And the pictures of Fuzzy enjoying his walk were priceless. The joy surely shows through.

I am also not sure how many visits you will get because somehow Mr. Linky was saying that your website did not exist. I found you and I have now fixed your link. I will try to let others know it is fixed and they can now come and visit. But be assured that when you post next Thursday they will come. We are growing as a group again and I am working hard to make this a fun place to visit each Thursday. I am always open for ideas.

Thanks again for playing in this weeks Theme Thursday and hope it was lots of fun.

God bless.

desertsandbeyond said...

Oh, I'm so glad he got some boots! He is such a sweetheart! Give him a kiss from me, okay?

The Silver Fox said...

I made my way here via Theme Thursday, thanks to Mrsupole.

That is too cool! Love those dog boots!

Betsy said...

Happy Theme Thursday! Your dog looks so cute in those running shoes! That is a wonderful gadget! :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Boots are a great idea for desert dogs... nice post!

ramblingwoods said...

Oh my cute are those boots...six moves..I would be completely undone by that so I think you are doing very well...Thank you for your visits to my blog...I have a small readership and I value you all so makes me feel less isolated here at home...Michelle

jane said...

What a great idea - and the boots look really trendy - recently we were in Wales and there was a lot of low lying gorse in the grass very prickly - my dog refused to walk through it - so we had to find an alternative route for her - some of those boots would have been useful! - thanks for visiting my blog - lovely to hear from you - Jane UK