Fairy Tails, Yes I Meant “Tails”
“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.
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.”
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.
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.