Tale of No Regrets

Dog gone it! Ouch! Once again nerve pain shoots through my little stub of a tail. Whoever cropped my tail did it wrong and it hurts so bad. It has causes me to bolt which easily can trip up my person. This little tail may force me into early retirement.myShadow
My mom talked to my vet and there are no options other than a medication which is helping somewhat. But the damage is done. My mom used to get so mad at whoever was responsible. I almost could sense her blood pressure going up as I know when I hurt, she hurts.

We are doing all we can to help my little tail. There is no real fixing it. So many things in this world cannot be fixed. We cannot undo bad decisions or poor behavior or choices we have made. My mom hates the phrase “it is what it is.” The truth is also what we make of it. We decided to choose to live each day without regrets even when the tail hurts. Regretting it is cropped does nothing. Regret is like a vast empty wasteland. Visiting this place consumes our time and energy and doesn’t solve anything.quiet


Do you have any regrets? We decided move on from regrets to being thankful for what we have. Yeah, my tail hurts at times and my mom prays for me and gives me my medication. We literally are not looking back. We challenge you to not look back with regret but fix your eyes on the good things that lie ahead.

A Sad Short Tale

OUCH! Suddenly a deep, electrifying pain shoots through my little tail. I bolt from my mom almost causing her to lose balance. I look back at my tail that has betrayed me, checking it out. The little stub curls over like it is trying to play dead. The pain is sudden and agonizing for those seconds. My mom calls me over to make sure I am okay. For now, I am. But I don’t know for how long before it hits again…it could be months or it could be days. The unexpected, writhing pain is almost too much to bear.

Who’d think a little tail could cause such big pain! Someone had my tail cropped when I was a pup and that choice brings me great agony at unexpected times. I wish I could have my whole tail back! Only a little bit of the stub remains. If only…they had left my tail alone! Nothing can be done to undo the damage. Nothing can stop those agonizing moments. This is my short, sad tale of my short tail.

No regrets

Don’t look back.

Have you done things that later caused great grief? No matter what caused us to not do what we wish we did, there are those times in life we wish we could re-do. But we can’t. At night or at unexpected times our minds may flood with the “IF ONLYS.” If only my tail didn’t hurt, if only I wasn’t so whiney that day, if only I didn’t chase that cat, if only I could do it over again…IF ONLY!
I wish I could RE-DO a Monday. I agonized over that day. I feel like I missed an opportunity of a lifetime. But I cannot redo it. No one can fix the past. Regrets will haunt us  like the squirrel that got away…unless we choose to move on. We may have moments of falling back into the agony of IF ONLY. If only’s are usually sad tales. But we have hope; we can be more determined and not miss another opportunity if it knocks. Happy tales to you!