You’re only as happy…

4 August, 2011                 You’re only as happy…

I’ve heard you’re only as happy as your least happy child. My current least happy child is Max. I picked him up from the vet around 5:00. He actually jogged out in the parking lot; I had to slow him down so he wouldn’t open up his surgical scar. Since he’s gotten home he’s not real energetic. But I think he’s happy to be with his buds. Here’s a picture of him now he’s here:

My least happy child is not very happy

I think he’s just groggy and sore and worn out. He’s breathing fine but not eating much. They may have fed him before I picked him up; I wish I’d asked. He was also very cheerful and enthusiastic coming in the house. I have to carry him up the stairs (although he’d rather do it himself). I’m pretty certain he’s just finally letting his guard down now he’s home. Relaxing. We’ll take good care of him.

In a few minutes I’m going to put up a more energetic post, also of dogs, also today. Mackey and Roux and Special Guest Dog Lucy and I had a wonderful hike at the river early. I came away with a couple of pictures I enjoyed. I’ll post that in a few minutes.

About Jay McLaughlin

I am a rehabilitation counselor. I have many friends with autism and traumatic brain injuries. They help me learn new things constantly. I hike with dogs at the James River in Richmond - a lot. I've completed an Iron distance triathlon a year for 11 years. My most recent was in Wilmington, NC in November, 2013. I currently compete in mid-distance triathlons. And work and hike and take pictures and write and eat.
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2 Responses to You’re only as happy…

  1. Lynda Richardson says:

    Max just went through alot of mental and physical trauma! He is probably relieved to be home but really sore and tired from all the anesthesia. Poor guy. Give him a few days and he should start being himself again! Fingers crossed!!! Lynda

  2. Thanks Lynda,
    I’m sure this is not strange to you! He already seems to be doing better. Alex suggested I get him some chicken baby food and he gobbled it up. I’m sure he’ll be feeling better soon.

    Have a great day,


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