We missed it, but thanks to Facebook, at least we now know it exists. May 3rd was National Specially-Abled Pets Day, a day to celebrate those pets that set a good example for us and face their challenges with a smile.
Of course, our own visually impaired DIVA is our favorite specially-abled, lead by unflappable example around these parts. I’m not sure I give her enough credit for being a benevolent alpha, my best personal trainer, a sweetheart, a comedienne, and just an all-around good girl. This picture is worth more than a thousand words; she is my inspiration and indeed, our Princess of Joy, even after being bitten by a neighbor-dog.
(She’s fine, by the way. We did three glorious miles on Saturday, and five today on our new, safe route, that is also building Gretchen’s riding tolerance.)