Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby


I want to take you to a moment of my day, a moment that was almost sacred for me. This morning, I was trying to relieve Julio. It's difficult, to put it mildly, to do using my crutch. It's not a fear issue totally, he's fine when I work him and we're just walking with me using the crutch for support. Anyway, Julio doesn't stay still when I need to pick up his, um, shall we say deposits. I haven't figured out a good way to handle these issues yet. I've tried a lot of things, talked to the school I got Julio from and still I'm stumped. It makes me extremely frustrated and can be a tense situation for dog and human alike. If I can, I end up asking for help from someone who can see, which isn't the independence I want to achieve.

So when I took him out, I was nervous. But as I stepped out into the cool morning air, heard the birds and frogs singing their morning springtime songs and felt the sun, which seemed to bathe the area in golden orange light, I took some deep breaths. I walked down the stairs, slowly breathing in the refreshment and relaxation. Julio still had problems whith relieving, but it didn't frustrate me in the same way. Living in the moment has its advantages.
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