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(#54) A Renewed Appreciation

I have a renewed appreciation for my old mantra economy of motion. While I have always been a rather chill pup, these last two weeks have brought new meaning to that phrase. And a renewed appreciation for my life.

I have a renewed appreciation for sleeping in my doggie condo—without that hideous donut around my neck.

I have a renewed appreciation for walks to the beach. Heck, I’d be happy with a walk around our park. Or even to the park. Each day we walk a little further but nothing like I used to do.

I have a renewed appreciation for our multi-level home and Steve’s office, the back deck, and meals by my upstairs kitchen window. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this part of my home. Err, I mean Hoppi and Steve’s home.

I have a renewed appreciation for being able to roam our backyard when I want to and unattended. For the time being, I can’t go out the door unless I’m on a leash with a human.

Yes, I have a new appreciation for a lot of things that I took for granted.

A few days ago, we took another big paw forward in my recovery. Steve and Hoppi helped me pose for some photos of my fixed leg. They sent those to the humans in the big building. Soon after Steve gave me the good news…I no longer have to wear that hideous thing around my neck when I am alone in the room, my walks will get a wee bit longer, and upstairs is in my near future.

Each day gets me closer to my beach and my pup buds. 

I am appreciative and #iwillbeback.

Have you ever had a difficult time that gave you a renewed appreciation for things, people, or activities that you might have taken for granted?


Thanks for coming back to my blog. You make me happier than biscuits!

My book, Roxie Looks for Purpose Beyond the Biscuit, is still available.  I share stories and lessons about friends, family, and fun. And I speak about purpose as well.  (Steve says for dogs we might just want to call it “furpose.” He makes words up, I think.) Perhaps the book holds a biscuit or two for you!


The Growth and Resilience Network®
Steve Piscitelli. 2021©

1 thought on “(#54) A Renewed Appreciation

  1. Veronica Valentine June 9, 2021 — 6:10 pm

    Roxie, I love your gratitude for the simple things in life. You inspire us all!


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