When Your Tail Has No Reason to Wag

Do you ever have those days or those times when you just lack the zip a do da? A time when there is nothing to wag about?  The days you know that your person is hurting and all you can do is stay close.

Sometimes there seems to be nothing to wag about.  Yeah there are times my tail hurts. More often I sense my mom doesn’t feel well. Once in awhile there is a sadness I sense in her. Like she lost something… for a dog it is not difficult to sense this sadness. There are days where I know it takes everything my mom has to just walk what she calls “Brenda’s style.” Sometimes mom is literally so exhausted she drags tail from the time she gets nowagdayup. I know sometimes she gets up just because of me…to let me out, give my medication and feed me. I know on these days mom longs to just go back to bed but stays up and does all she can to stay strong. I’ve licked her tears away as she cries from the pain and the lost…the loss of function, the loss of ability, the sense she is losing the battle against the all the things gone wrong in her body. These are no wag days. I linger near her and she hugs me tight.

Then I watch in amazement as my mom regroups…sometimes it takes a day or two, sometimes it takes just a little while but my mom will regroup. It is not physical strength but a strength from a different source. I sense it. Her Source of Strength is not in doctors, pills or portions but my mom strength comes from Some One she calls Her Master and LORD Jesus Christ and the Hope infused in her can not be pushed down by any circumstance for long….as her Master comes to her aid sort of like I come to hers to comfort and help.

When my mom taps into her Source it makes my day. Though I still see her struggle, still in pain and small things are difficult…there is a JOY in her that brings that strength back.  This alone chases my no wag days away. My tail maybe little but when my mom has her “purpose and determination” back, boy can my tail wag!

May you never have no wag days. But if you do- I hope you have a source to get your wag back. Nothing is as great as that joy that bubbles up on the inside when my tail has no other choice but to …wag. 🙂

4 thoughts on “When Your Tail Has No Reason to Wag

      • I will use this blog, if okay so to do, in one of my sermons in February, 2017. It is so close to what we as Christians are supposed to already be doing not only with one another but in our dependence upon God, our Master. Yes, we are blind in our faith and that is why we are called to faith. Can’t see it, but it is there. If no faith exists, then we of little faith must get a firmer grip. Just like the love expressed by the leader-dog, so should be the love of a brother or sister.

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      • Please do share this blog! What a great blessing to know that you want to use this in your sermon!
        Appreciate your comment. Knowing you read and wish to share my blog makes my little tail wag. 🙂

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