#paxthebulldog

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“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”-Ps 51:10
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Doing the #puristwarrior💎 pose
by @renny_sito with #paxthebulldog and my visiting 88 year old mother joining me in #tadasana .
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Happy Friday hello @pinklotus__ Leggings! .
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Bracelet stack by @leijado and @will2wow_jewelry .
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#yogaat51 #yogaover80 #supersoldiervariation #forwardfold #twistingpose .
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#lxyplatinum #leagueofextraordinaryyogis #porchyoga #pittsburghyoga #bibleversedaily

“You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped.”-Psalm 18:36
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#tututuesdayasana with @queenjanette -
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Photo credit: @gabibowser -
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and twinning with @martinajwinter for some #stairyoga with #paxthebulldog @paxintrantibus -
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#yogaover50 #splits #hanumasana #bulldoglove #yogainadress #bibleversedaily #bibleverseyogi

Pax has been on my mind lately because he had been dealing with gastroenteritis since the girls left on their trip.
I thought that maybe he was just sensing my stress and I was relieved when his diarrhea improved once Kika and Gabi returned home.
And then he relapsed. With a vengeance.
With bloody runny stool.
Not just a little bit of blood either.
A lot.
I discovered the blood Saturday morning shortly before my first guest was scheduled to arrive.
So I frantically called my friend and told her about Pax.
I asked her to let herself in and to be in charge of welcoming the other people arriving.
With his vet being 90 miles away,
we took took Pax to the closest veterinarian we could find.
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The veterinarian was a gruff older man who operated his clinic in the middle of a large horse farm.
He tersely instructed me to keep Pax’s face away from him because he said he didn’t like dog kisses.
By the end of the visit though, I could tell Pax broke him.
The vet looked right into Pax’s eyes and said: “you’re cute.”
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Pax is not dying.
Right after he started his first dose of antibiotics, his diarrhea cleared up immediately. .
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Thank you to the hosts of
#creativemindsproject @stephaniekicksbutt @missmonkeymind .
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This challenge helped me focus on my love for my “10 year old English bulldog” Pax, instead of on my fear of losing him.
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@paxintrantibus #paxthebulldog

Theme: Nature
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Two years ago Pax dislocated his elbow.
He was chasing a ball and bumped into the corner of our bed.
Three different vets tried to fix it but couldn’t.
The last vet said that they were not sure surgery on a bulldog would be successful due to his bow legged bone structure.
Then the vet suggested AMPUTATION.
I almost fainted.
I said, “no thank you we will keep the leg.”
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Pax adjusted.
I don’t even notice his limp.
I am glad we decided to let him heal naturally.
#natureknowsbest #natureheals
#letnaturetakeitscourse
Swipe left videos are proof of his active life despite his still dislocated elbow. Glad we kept his leg.
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#creativemindsproject @stephaniekicksbutt @missmonkeymind
@paxintrantibus #paxthebulldog #bulldoglove #bulldoglover

Theme: Change
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He recently had a very active weekend during a family reunion.
Lots of swimming and running.
The next day, he could not walk.
I thought he was paralyzed.
I iced it.
It turns out it was just muscle ache.
I could identify.
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#creativemindsproject
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#englishbulldoglove #paxthebulldog @paxintrantibus

Theme: Risk
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This relationship had a rocky beginning.
When Pax was 6 months old, he bit Kika on her 9 year old face.
I was horrified. Just like that, I was ready to get rid of him.
Steve suggested a more final ending in the guise of a hunting accident.
Kika, though, was more forgiving.
As Steve stitched her eyebrow with liquid band-aid--
Kika pleaded Pax’s case. 
We gave Pax a chance and kept him.
I wondered though if I could ever truly love him despite my lack of trust.
I cared for him with the consistency and discipline necessary to keep safety in place. We cautioned visitors.
We didn’t make ourselves vulnerable to him in the same way.
It has been 10 years since that incident and I have since learned that love involves risks.
Always.
I have learned that sometimes we can get hurt by relationships, but that the key is to forgive.
I have also learned to work on keeping practices in place so that future hurts are avoided.
Maybe my girls have already learned that love, at times comes with pain.
I just hope that they also know that it isn't
love if you have to don body armor.
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#creativemindsproject
@stephaniekicksbutt @missmonkeymind
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#paxthebulldog @paxintrantibus #englishbulldogs

Theme: Love.
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Recently I’ve had close friends have to deal with having to euthanize their beloved pets.
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My Pax is 10 years old and in a perfect world when it’s his time to go, I hope he will pass on in his sleep.
But if not I pray that I have enough strength and love to let him go peacefully.
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#creativemindsproject
@stephaniekicksbutt @missmonkeymind .
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#paxthebulldog @paxintrantibus #englishbulldoglove

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We did not put Pax on this paddle board. He normally likes to get on it when someone is on it, but never by himself. He somehow accidentally launched himself and started barking for us to rescue him.
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Also there were a dozen dogs at this reunion.

#familyreunion2018 #paxthebulldog

#paxthebulldog practicing his trick.

Sometimes I pick the photo based on #paxthebulldog ‘s face.
I didn’t get to do this #reversetreepose by @yogaandchaigirl for
#YogiHowdYouDoThatFridays
But here It is on #saturdaywinesipyoga with my glass of water.
My daughter Kika is up and about and recovering swiftly from her tonsillectomy. -
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#balance #yogaover50 #bulldogsofinstagram

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