Lily has been keeping me quite occupied as we are taking competition obedience classes at a local training center. Having this shared time and goals to work towards has kept me quite motivated. She just loves me because I'm me and that is something people with chronic illness (or just in general) need. There are so many that don't understand, don't want to understand and don't have to understand... animals sense our energy and respond to it. Lily is currently flaking out with me as I type this. She doesn't know why I am feeling so sick right now but she does know that every time she licks my face I laugh.
I am in control of all of Lily's immediate needs. Taking care of her helps me to take care of myself. No she doesn't write lists on the white board for me or nag me to do my laundry. However if I hear a bell ring, I had better get up and open the door outside or else there will be a puddle. In dealing with illness a pet can provide a type of comfort no human ever could. It isn't in touch or verbal communication, it is this unified feeling of love that comes from the desire to just exist together.
I'm sorry to make this post so short but it is my "cocktail" night and I am commuting rather frequently to the throne. Bananas are not half bad the second time around.
Team "Lupus Sucks" is up and open for registration. Please come and join me in the walk to solve this cruel mystery. Lily and I will be there.