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Re: My therapist is extraordinary sometimes TherapyGirl

Posted by Dinah on May 27, 2010, at 6:42:34

In reply to Re: My therapist is extraordinary sometimes Dinah, posted by TherapyGirl on May 26, 2010, at 18:56:51

> I'm so sorry about your puppy, Dinah, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please keep us posted. You know I'm still relatively new to the whole doggy mama thing, but I know I would be devastated. She is so beautiful -- I do remember you sharing that picture a while back.

The house is so quiet without her in it. It is hard to bear. I know she's not my only, but she's the one full of life and fun. My therapist admits I need someone like that in my life. I incorporate some of who I am with them into who I am, and am the better for it. Thinking of losing her is thinking of ripping out one of the better parts of myself.

She made it through the first hurdle of being able to tolerate the treatment. If she responds well to it, she'll be able to go home with subcutaneous fluids, probably frequent trips to the vets, and of course the special diet she hates. When I involuntarily smiled with relief at the news, my vet brought me down from my momentary optimism and reminded me that if she doesn't respond (which doesn't sound unlikely) then there is absolutely nothing we can do for her.

> I'm also impressed that a) you were able to "correct" your T mid-stream -- it would have taken me at least a week to figure out how to say that and b) he was able to take your feedback and then give you what you needed. That is so fabulous.

That's something we've really worked on, and it's the thing I think I'm proudest of in our relationship. I don't think it comes naturally for either of us. :)

> I also love what you have to say in response to Daisy's post:
> **Maybe the answer isn't to try to talk ourselves out of our beliefs but to go through the steps to forgive ourselves for all the areas where we fall short of who we think we should be, no matter how very human falling short may be. It doesn't hurt to feel forgiven either.**

I'm glad if it helped you. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the idea, and how it applies to me. I've always largely rejected the idea of man as being evil or sinful, because I think more of it as man being full of the potential for either good or bad. But feeling shame is surely a part of my life.

Did you keep the second dog you thought you might keep? How are they getting along?




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