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There is a God

I kept telling myself this as my day continued to spin out of control.

Have you ever had one of those days? The ones that start out bad, and you can’t seem to stop it from getting worse?

You know – you wake up late, then what you thought you could throw on wasn’t there. That extra helping of your favorite dessert finally caught up with you, and what’s left in your closet is too tight!


You look like “hot mess express” when you finally reach your place of employment – late. Somehow you manage to survive the next 7.5 hours of your J.O.B. without verbally offending anyone. It’s touch and go as you struggle to keep to yourself for everyone else’s safety! 

Before you realize it, it’s late in the afternoon. Difficulty concentrating has caused your productivity to plummet to an all time low. 

This just happens to occur on a day when you should have been producing the work of three people. As a result, you’ve left the office later than usual, which translates into an extra 30 minutes of traffic.

You finally make it home, and sit for a few minutes in the driveway to collect yourself. What you want more than anything in the world is a few moments to yourself. But you know “that ain’t gonna happen” for a multitude of reasons.

You exhale, call on divine intervention for just a little more strength and climb out of the car.


But for me – as soon as I slammed that car door, my heart melted, my lips parted into a huge smile. I had a Hallelujah party – out loud – right then and there on the sidewalk.

Doodle Dad let the Boys out when he heard my car pull into the driveway…

Their hair was ruffled, and those fluffy tails wagged back and forth with glee – all for just little ole me.

I dropped my keys, lunch bag and briefcase as I stretched out my arms.  Wide! This is their cue that it’s hugging time. In that instance, I was thrusted back in time – before dawn – when my fiasco of a day began.

I was privileged to mentally erase all the madness the past 10+ hours brought me, to just inhale and enjoy myself for the first time that day.   


I know this to be true because He created them for people like me for days such as these!

If you don’t have boys of your own, print this photo and place it somewhere handy and share mine for emergencies.

At least then you too will have a fighting chance to salvage a portion of your evening if you ever have a day from purgatory!

Thanks for reading – tell me, have YOU ever had one of those days?

Have a beautiful weekend 🙂

Life itself is simple, it’s just not always easy ❤️

  • Madison
    January 24, 2020

    Yep, all dogs need is their humans and all humans really need is their dogs. We make everything feel better.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 21, 2020

      Oh if only the rest of the world understood and followed those principles Madison. What a wonderful world it would be.

  • Patricia Broccoli
    January 24, 2020

    Cathy, so so true. I hope you have a more restful calm weekend and get to cuddle with your boys.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 21, 2020

      The days are getting better, and when their not, I have my Boys!

  • Ducky's Mom
    January 24, 2020

    Sometimes I feel like EVERY day is like that and I don’t have to (1) get up at any set time, (2) don’t have to go to work, and (3) don’t have to get stuck in rush-hour traffic. But having a spouse with dementia can make some days pure hell, from start to finish. And my only escape is taking Ducky for a ride in the car. And I thank God every day for giving me this sweet, silly, loving pup. And I thank God for those good days.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 21, 2020

      And I truly believe that Ducky was sent by God because He knew what you would be going through. Lee suffers from diabetes, and he’s never accepted that diagnosis. There are days when he eats the wrong foods and then we have to pay for it with irritability, confusion, lack of concentration. It is those days that the Boys hover close to me as if they are extra energy packs filled with patience and understanding. I couldn’t make it without them. I understand everything you’ve described. I feel you girl….

  • Tails Around the Ranch
    January 25, 2020

    Dogs are angels on earth. With wagging tails in place of halos. Hope next week goes better for you.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 21, 2020

      I like that saying – “Angels have wings, but some have tails!”

  • Debbie Matos
    January 25, 2020

    My girls are my refuge on many days. For sure God crested these warm hearted beings for us to live and care for!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 21, 2020

      There are many days when their presence is truly like a visit from God – for me. I cannot tell you how they keep me peaceful, balanced and calm.