Friday, March 18, 2011

{All creatures great and small....}

I've got a sick little puppy on my hands!

Yesterday he had surgery (he had to be neutered, poor dog!) and so after him being gone literally all day we finally got him back and he was definitely in pain! Last night he woke me up at around 1:30 am whining. Its so incredibly pitiful when a dog is in pain because they can't tell you about it, and really there's not much you can do.
Anyways, we stayed up together until about 4:00 am when we both fell back asleep! Yeah, so needless to say, last night was rough.
This morning really wasn't any better because he was still in a lot of pain, and refuses to walk & acts very uncomfortable when you try to pick him up.
So I had to take him back to the vet (I'm glad I had my mom with me otherwise I might have just burst into tears -- there's just something about my doggy in pain that makes me cry!) we got him some pain pills and I think the little guy is feeling much better & hopefully will fully recover very quickly!

Now, you might be thinking.....

"Why did she just tell me all this?"

Well it's because this situation actually taught me a few little life lessons!
First I definitely learned that I have to trust God! Being awake in the middle of the night with a whimpering dog who can't really tell you what hurts and how to help certainly makes you depend on your Lord. That's all I could do when I had to sit there with him! All I could do was pray that both of us would get some rest.

But then I also started to think.....

"Does God really care about this little dog's pain?"

I felt bad for thinking that, but then I recalled the verse from Matthew 10:29 talking about the Sparrow falling. God knows & cares when the Sparrow falls! God definitely cares about his little creatures!

All this to tell you, I learned another life lesson through a little situation! It amazes me how God uses simple little situations to teach us great things!

Now I need to go work on some crafts, so I have more happy things to tell you! :)


Kellie said...

Awwww... he is so pitiful!

Rain said...

I'm so glad he's feeling better-and by tomorrow he'll be even better! It's so very hard when they are in pain and you feel so helpless! Have a great weekend!