Running again!

Just something to make you smile. A fun little video I recorded tonight. As many of you know, my dog Jonah has been in rehabilitation for over a year due to a strained leg muscle. Just when he was making strides in his recovery—winter hit. A looooong Minnesota 7+ month winter.. His progress was slowed when there was too much snow to run around the backyard and the cold weather made his irritated leg muscle hurt while out on walks. This is when he learned how to walk on the treadmill being taught by his very favorite rehab vet—Dr. Julia from England. He really hated the treadmill though and would only keep moving forward with treats every few seconds and after about 5 minutes he would refuse to take any more steps (stubborn little dog..). 😉

With spring back on our side the last month, we have kept plugging along with Jonah size, 1-2 mile walks and his prescribed exercises. On Sunday he walked 4 miles for the first time in 1.5 years (SO exciting!!) and has done this a few more times this week. Now that he is finally making good progress, I was able to let him run a little bit tonight after his muscles warmed up after our walk. It has been a long while since Jonah has had free reign of the backyard and tonight I recorded him as I set him loose. I think he had fun! He is now passed out on the couch—completely exhausted after a 4.25 mile walk and running! That’s my boy! 🙂

Love you Jonah! I am sooooo glad you are feeling better. To have my best friend and walking partner back with me on my long walks is nothing but the best!!

Youtube Video of Jonah running in the backyard

Peace & Light,
Cynthia

Moments like these…

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I truly do not think I will leave my house again. Nope, perfectly content right here. 🙂 Moments like these make my heart overflow with happiness. Thank you dear Juniper and Jonah for your love and companionship. I could not ask for better pets or ones that are as lovable, cuddly and caring as you.

Notice Juniper’s paw on my shoulder? It is still there as I type this. What a sweet kitty.

If you do not currently have a pet, I highly encourage it—especially if living with a challenging chronic health condition like diabetes. Juniper is from the local animal shelter and Jonah is rescued from a rescue organization, Homeward Bound. I support adopting rescue animals 100%. They will give you more love than you know what to do with. And with the difficult days diabetes can throw at us, this is a good problem to have.

Peace & Light,

Cynthia

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Almost Wordless Wednesday: Happy Halloween!! (from the dog!)

This photo was taken last year on Halloween. We were just on our way out the door for a walk when I snapped this picture of Jonah in his little Halloween outfit. I was sure Jonah dressed up like this might make someone smile but I think he was just noticed by a guy driving by in his car who smiled at us as he rolled by. Continue reading

Lessons from Jonah #2: love is about receiving too…

Jonah turns 2 today! Please help wish him a Happy Birthday!

He also has a few things to say (in honor of his special day…) 

Are you ready to listen??

When we think about love, we often think about what we can do for others to show them our love– Continue reading