We have adopted a new dog. A Labrador cross Chow. She's a beauty.
Her name is Cola, because she is dark and sweet. I presume like Coke.
I call her slobber-chops, she's a drooler!
Anyway, last week I took her with us on our daily walk around the dog park. She absolutely loved the freedom of running and playing with all the other dogs. Too much, it seems.
Thursday, I noticed she was limping. Friday took her to the vet. The long walk had damaged one of the pads on her foot. Like it was rubbed with sandpaper.
He said it was too much, too soon for the dog.
When she's better, I'll take her for two laps (we normally do 4), twice a week, until her feet can handle more.
Slowly, little bit by little bit. One day at a time.
Made me think of my old business, and why I lost everything.
We did okay for about ten years, but then expanded. Two years later I'd lost the lot.
Too big, too quick. Too much, too soon. Taking on more than we could handle.
Another lesson learned from my dogs. They are great teachers, if we just watch and listen.
Dogs never fight over nothing. Never argue just to prove a point. Are very happy with their lot. Always show gratitude with unconditional love. Don't have to be right, just happy.