I am thankful for…

It’s Thanksgiving!! It’s time to think back to all the things I am thankful for! While there are so many different things that I am thankful for, some of the Sahara centric things I am thankful for are:

That she’s happy and healthy

I am beyond thankful that Sahara, even though she had to have surgery recently, is happy and healthy. She could have had something much worse come up and I am just very grateful that was not the case. I am also glad that she is happy still even though she’s been stuck mostly inside with the cone of shame she is ready to get back out and explore more and is happy all the time!

Our challenges

Some people don’t take the time to appreciate challenges. It means you’re not learning things, which means that you won’t appreciate them nearly as much as you would if you work hard for them. Sahara and I have our challenges but when we overcome them our bond is that much stronger and I think it helps her build her confidence up too, I wouldn’t be comfortable knowing everything came easily without having to work at least a little bit for it!

Her love

All the surprise kisses and big hugs, what more could I ask for?! Other than maybe that she stops trying to French me but I really should learn how to close my mouth sometimes 😂

That I have warm feet

Whether she’s napping on the couch or sleeping in the bed I know if my feet get cold I can stick them under her and get them toasty warm! I feel sorry for everybody out there that actually has to get up to get a pair of socks or a blanket to get warm. Sometimes my feet are a little too cold for her and she’ll

Our family

I love that my family has been so accepting of Sahara the past few years and making sacrifices for her and going out of their way to make her part of the family. It also might be true that they like her better than me.

Clean floors and clean dishes

Shout out to all the people out there who have to put up food off the floor when they drop it, props to you ha ha! Sahara is my professional floor cleaner and dishwasher. She takes her jobs very seriously, and I mean very seriously.


It’s good to find somebody who balances you out in life, Sahara is that for me. I could want to sit home and Netflix and chill with her while she wants to spend the day playing outside. Other times she could want to get out of bed in the morning only to take a nap on the couch when I want to go for a walk at the park. Balance is key, we can usually kick each other’s butt in gear.

There is not a day that goes by where I don’t squeeze the life out of Sahara and tell her how much I love her and question how it is that I am so lucky to have her. Give all your loved ones and fur babies extra love today and every day and be sure to tell them how thankful you are for them.

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” ‘scuse me I see you have food, I too like food” ~Sahara
What are you thankful for?

20 thoughts on “I am thankful for…

  1. Yes, I’m thankful for Cookie being doing well and being happy as well. Some surgeries are curative, which is awesome. With Cookie, we actually dodged one [surgery] by trying regenerative medicine. So far so good, at least. Hopefully for good.

  2. I’m very thankful that Buffy can still see! Buffy lost one of her eyes in July from glaucoma and the vet said that she would lose her sight in her other eye maybe within six months. But only two months later, in mid September, she lost her sight in her remaining eye. My husband said to try his glaucoma medicine in her eye and within an hour her vision returned! The ophthalmologist said it may be days or weeks until she loses it permanently and it has been over two months now!

  3. Sahara is such a sweet dog! I agree – the challenges in life can be blessings too. Hard times cause us to refocus on what is important and draw us closer together. I’m thankful for my kitties too. We’ve been through a lot and they still love me. 🙂

    1. Aw thank you so much Robin! I like the way you phrased it, refocusing, instead of worry and focusing on other things we can redirect that focus onto the more important things in life! They will never stop loving us, it’s a wonderful feeling isn’t it!

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