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Friday, July 13, 2012

A Quiet Life

It's been awhile since I've given an update on Foster, my blind 12-year-old Cattle Dog. In addition to having no sight at all, he's rapidly losing his hearing. I also doubt his sniffing abilities. So much for the other senses kicking in to compensate for the loss of another. Generally, he seems to be in a good mood, eating well, still taking walks, though much shorter than his younger years. Often we long for a quiet life. With so many distractions in our lives, focus often gets lost. However, none of us would want it at the price of losing our sight and hearing. We need "eyes to see" in our world. "Faith comes by hearing." Today be thankful if you've got all or most of your faculties. Don't take the ability to walk across the room for granted. Consider yourself fortunate that you have healthy reasoning abilities and relationships. These are all gifts and sadly many people do not possess them.

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