The thing is, I really try to live my life focused on the positive side of things. It's not that I stick my head in the sand or that I ignore the crap that happens around me; I just don't like to give said crap any more attention than absolutely necessary.
Instead of being impressed by crap, I refuse to let it take over. It's a tough struggle though. Sometimes, those crappy situations take on a life of their own and seem to simply clamor for my attention. HEY, YOU! NICE LADY ... YEAH, YOU!!! YOU LOOK LIKE YOU NEED TO DEAL WITH SOME REAL SH*T. COME ON OVER HERE FOR A MINUTE.
I am not kidding. Crap is like that. As loud as it shouts though, I turn a deaf ear and look for the positive outcome. It's hard to do, but I simply refuse to entertain Crap - let him find a new place to hang his hat.
All of this means that I don't want to bore you with tales of my problems and frustrations. I like to wait until I have a working solution before I share ... Izzy's leg was a good example. I shared the progress, but never until I had my vet's diagnosis or prognosis.
Speaking of vets ... we're trying out another treatment, Azium, for Izzy's aforementioned issue. I spoke to Dr. Tolley yesterday afternoon, and we decided that a four day run of the Azium would tell us what we needed to know. I agreed to stop by on my lunch hour the next day to pick it up.
That's the real point of this post. When you develop a good relationship with your vet, he'll think of you when he's heading out for a field call and then trust you to remember to call back to take care of the billing. That's the kind of stuff I like to polish and shine, the kind and generous acts of the people around me.
I am truly blessed.