I know that the hot mess below might not look joyful to you, but trust me. It so is.
This is Sadie, our almost 16 year old Dachshund. When you get to be her age, every single day is joyful. Every day that she wakes up, wags her tail, begs for treats, and gets excited when Daddy comes home is a blessing.
I snapped this photo of Sadie this morning as soon as she woke up. Although her bones are old and brittle, although every day must be a challenge for her in so many ways, she always wakes up, rolls over to unwrap herself from the burrito-like cocoon I roll her up in at night, and she stretches and wags her tail as if to say, “Okay, Momma. Let’s get this day going!”
I don’t know how many more days I have with her, so I treasure each one. Joyful – that’s what she makes my life.
52 Snapshots is a weekly themed photo challenge, but it’s not just for pet bloggers. It’s for anyone who loves to take photos, and everyone is invited to participate! Simply snap a photo based on that week’s theme (shown in the photo above), and then share your photo in a blog post, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or wherever you like. It’ll be so fun to see what everyone comes up with each week!
On Fridays I’ll be sharing my photo for the week and giving you a chance to link up with me and the other participants. You’ll simply add your link below and share your photos with the world! If you’re sharing your photos on social media, please be sure to use hashtag #52Snapshots!
Just a couple of rules: first, if you’re linking up, please be sure to link DIRECTLY TO your #52Snapshots post – don’t link to your main website URL. And second, if you are not participating in photo challenge, please don’t link up here. Your link will be removed. Thanks for understanding!