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An Unexpected Joy at Work…

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Simple JOY

According to Dictionary.com the definition of JOYis:

the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation.

I love what I do for a living! I love being a therapist, counseling and helping people with very personal and deep issues in their life. Now although I love what I do… it is still my job and some days I go to work and it is just that, my job. It is on those humdrum days that I need a pick me up, or maybe I have to look for the blessings in my career path. Those kinds of days are rare for me however, they do happen.
I was feeling one of those days not too long ago but thankfully, I did not have to look very far for my pick me up. 🙂

Counseling (The Office)

Get it? The Office...

It is not every day (well, for me anyway) to go in to the office and see a crate. Now in my world when there is a crate there must be a dog nearby… I never dreamed that a crate could be used for a cat. However, a cat lover in the office informed me that she uses a crate to take her cat places.

My heart dropped.

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See I am a very much a dog person, I have three of them. I have never been a cat lover, I think this is directly related the fact that if I am even in a small room and another person has cat hair on their clothes I go in to a horrible allergic reaction. Eyes swell, nose itches, and throat itches and tightens up. The works! This happens to a couple of my sisters and my mom and Gran were both allergic too.

So I keep looking at this small crate and I am hoping it is a small dog or puppy and not a cat! What did my friend pull from the crate?
I saw the cutest little black ball of fur, a PUPPY! He was about 12 inches long and his legs were about 2 inches long. I think he might have weighed a pound. His hair was curly and he had a cowlick on the tiptop of his head. He was the cutest!!! When he wagged his tail, his whole butt went side to side. I love that, it’s like the tail is wagging the dog. His tiny, little face was so black I could hardly see his eyes.

Of course, I ask, “what kind of puppy is it? I needed to know, just in case I needed 😉 one of those kind of puppies.

His momma told me that her puppy is a hybrid of a shitzu and poodle also lovingly referred to as a ShitPoo. Oh my, I don’t think I can own a dog with that name. he he. However, as I write this post, I had to look it up online. I just didn’t think that was a very nice name for such a cute puppy.  I found out that its proper name is Shihpoo. That is not what his “moma said”. I think it might have more fun to say it the other way.

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This puppy was a source of JOY for me that day. He was the cutest when he ran across the floor, or tried to bite my foot. The whole place was full of JOY and nurturing love with that little bundle of fluffy, unconditional acceptance in the building. Both the clients and the staff were experiencing the JOY that a dog can bring to one’s life.
Now go give your dog a treat and show him some love. When was the last time you had an unexpected JOY at work? Please share your comments they really mean a lot to me and I really would like to hear back from you!