Fairy Tails, Yes I Meant “Tails”

Daily Prompt: Happily Ever After

by michelle w. on February 26, 2013

“And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?

I don’t know what the future holds for me, so I can’t say that the contentment I feel with my life today will be an “ever after” thing. Having looked back on my life, I learned to count on only one thing for sure: change. Although I do tend to focus on the positive, no matter what. So maybe I will live happily ever after even when my circumstances change–it’s just they way I’m wired.

I see Lorna's life changing more than most people change their underpants, but she seems to adjust and be happy. Is something wrong with her or does my crystal ball need some Windex?

I see Lorna’s life changing more than most people change their underpants, but she seems to adjust and be happy. Is something wrong with her or does my crystal ball need some Windex?

But looking at this picture of the dog I often call “Happy Scrappy,” I’m tempted to answer that he definitely is living his “happily ever after.”

Scrappy like to keep my side of the bed warm for me.

Scrappy likes to keep my side of the bed warm for me.

You see, I rescued him when he was about 3 years old. He was abandoned with another dog in his former owner’s yard. They moved and just left the two dogs in the yard. After several days, a neighbor called Animal Control and he was brought to a shelter.

The little ruffian when I first met him at the shelter.

The little ruffian when I first met him at the shelter. For being abused and abandoned, he looks pretty happy. I think we were meant to find each other.

I found him on Pet Finder, an online resource to connect people with animal companions in need of a good home. When Scrappy came to me, he was the opposite of “happy.” He was distrustful, ornery, cantankerous, and prone to running away. Simply put, he “vanted to be left alone.” After months of patience and love, he began to trust me. 8 years later, he still can be moody and if he catches a scent, he’s off like a terrier after a rabbit (which he probably is). But, generally speaking, he found his Fairy Tail ending with me.

Taken several years ago. Doesn't he look like the proverbial "fox in the hen house?" He was (and still is) quite the rascal).

Taken several years ago. Doesn’t he look like the proverbial “fox in the hen house?” He was (and still is) quite the rascal.

~ by Lorna's Voice on February 26, 2013.

17 Responses to “Fairy Tails, Yes I Meant “Tails””

  1. I kind of love your little ruffian…he reminds me of me. :)

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  3. love the last photo of Scrappy!

  4. I love the story of how the two of you were brought together…a perfect match. You can’t blame him for being a bit ornery and cantankerous can you?

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  8. He looks absolutely gorgeous!

  9. The fairy tailed “ever after” can only be used in retrospect of someones life… we all live for today.. well I do.. and would never be content till the end.. so a description of my life after I’m gone can be given and then he lived happily ever after…

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  11. Princess Bella walked in the room as I was reading this. Now I can’t keep her quiet! She wants to know if he’s on Facebook?

    • As a matter of fact, I just posted a link of that blog post on my facebook page. Scrappy doesn’t have his own page. The competition for my lap top would be too contentious between us. Please extend my apologies to Princess Bella and Queenie, too!

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