Grateful that Thanksgiving has Gone to the Dogs

I really can’t wrap my brain around this new “open on Thanksgiving” trend in retail. Even if they assume enough consumers hate their families enough to shop rather than spend time eating a meal with them, do they really think they can rip anyone away from faces like these?

 

Rico and Roxy crashed on the sofa

Roxy (L) and Rico (R) sleeping after a fun day of vacation.

Get real, retail. You might be able to compete with the holiday that’s all about family. But you fail miserably against the love of dogs.

Thanksgiving, and Adopt-A-Senior Month, also in November, reminds me that Rico and Roxy aren’t going to be with me forever.

Last year I wrote about Rico’s lessons on gifts offered by senior pets. But the grey hairs have sprouted on Roxy’s little muzzle, too…

 

Close-up of Roxy's muzzle

Just a hint of white is starting to pop up around Roxy’s mouth.

I try to remind myself to appreciate them in little moments throughout every day. But having a full day to focus on gratitude – it’s almost detoxifying. A good massage or a sauna melts away physical tension allowing my body to naturally ease into proper alignment. And a whole day of being thankful – not just for Rico and Roxy, but for everyone and everything in my life – melts away mental tension allowing my priorities ease into proper order.

Yes, my Thanksgiving has gone to the dogs. And I couldn’t be more thankful.

Wherever you are, I hope you, too, can set aside a day to remember all that you’re thankful for.

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About Christie Green

A student of martial arts since 1995, a writer since 1999, and an animal-lover for all of time
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