These have been a ROUGH couple of days. You see, I don’t really get “sick”. It’s not like I live the healthiest lifestyle in the world – I just happen to have a pretty solid immune system against “the common cold”. Part of this ability comes (I think) from my parents not giving into the antibiotics craze that hit my generation as children. Mom preferred chicken soup and “sweating it out” over taking too many drugs to fight an illness. This allowed me to actually develop my immune system – unlike many other unlucky humans in my age range.
So here I am – around one hundred hours later – not dead. (This whole thing started kicking my ass later Wednesday night of last week.)
But enough about me.
The more important thing/person/being/miracle to talk about is Karma the Dog.
If you had asked me just a few short weeks ago if Karma would still be here today, I wouldn’t have been able to answer that question. She was suffering a myriad of health issues (and still is) and her legs weren’t working. She’s thirteen and a half years old – so we’re in the part of our lives with her when we know that time is borrowed and that we may have to say good-bye at any moment.
Fortunately, “good-bye” hasn’t shown up as soon as we were anticipating based on recent events.
Sure, she isn’t running any marathons – but she’s walking. As strange as it sounds, this is due to her acupuncture therapy.
A friend of mine in Hollywood has a similar dog to Karma, and when I first found out that we were going to start acupuncture on the our dog – I shared the info with him.
“So your DOG is getting acupuncture?” he asked.
“Yup,” I replied.
There was moment of silence.
“Yeah,” my friend said. “So WHEN are you moving to Los Angeles?”
His thoughts were on the same wavelength as mine: this sounded so Southern California super-hippy, that is might merit relocation to that part of the U.S.
As I mentioned, though, IT WORKS. My dog can walk. No surgery. She’s not in pain. She’s happy.
When she’s happy, Shannon and I are happy.
So thanks for all the positive thoughts and recent questions. In short: Karma’s not dead – and he hope she stays that way for a while.
NOTE: Thanks to the whole being sick thing, I am now -13 Gym Hours (counting today) and -4 Blog Posts. Between an overwhelming inbox and catchup on my blog, I have a lot of writing to do today.