We have returned from vacation and I have fetched the still-recovering boy from his grandparents'.
I have been tempted to whine about the hundreds of miles I've driven the last two days. But I thought of how much he's quietly endured this week, painful heartworm treatments and prednisone and temporary relocation across state lines while I laid on a beach. Yet my boy still cried and damn near threw a hip wagging his tail when he laid eyes on me.
Some say that we don't deserve dogs. I say that we are all home, and that is what I needed most.