|"I won't follow Pandora, promise" |
Don't you hate the feeling when you have lost your pet? That horrible sick feeling?
Well, George did that to me this morning - I have come into work to finalise my bookwork (tax stuff), and let him out. He followed me outside, and then I had to go back in to make a cup of coffee. He had watched intently as Pandora went under the deck at the back.
It didn't occur to me that he would follow her.
Two minutes later, I went out to check on him in the backyard, and he was nowhere to be seen. My heart sank!
I checked his bedroom, and he wasn't there. I checked the backyard again. He wasn't there. So, I went through many of the rooms in the clinic, my heart sinking each time I couldn't see him.
|"Food is served" hears George!|
Finally, went into the last room I thought he would venture into - Pandora's bedroom!
|George in our backyard at work|
"Breakfast is served", I informed him, and watched him run (seriously) to his bedroom.
Our animals are so precious and beautiful, and so, losing them is painful.
It is a lesson to appreciate each moment we have with our family (of all creeds), as we never know when we may ever have that opportunity again.
I am Dr Liz, the mad vet from Russell Vale Animal Clinic. My family is "big" in my mind, as it includes every pet that I see (whether I continue to see them or not).
My immediate family includes - Dirk (hubby), my human children (Tegan, Haiden, Sean and Paige), and my animal family - Pandora and George (at work), and Piper, Pusski and Dash (at home). I also have to include the neighbours cat, Feral (they named him, not us), who, like any neighbourhood kid, loves to sponge a free meal now and then.
|Pandora (the boss)|
|Piper (Practice Manager)|
|An older (but still appropriate)|
photo of my children