What has me thinking someone is watching over us
I want to share two crazy experiences with you.
Some of you know I used to work as a vet in Whistler, B.C. (one of the largest ski resorts in the world) and that I’m a skier. I now live only an hour and a bit away from Whistler, so skiing continues to be one of the best remedies for the dark rainy winters in Vancouver.
This year, the mountain opened early and the snow was amazing right from the start. As we were driving up to Whistler, I was thinking I should replace my 10 year old skis to be safe because I love to ski fast and hard.
The first run of the day was amazing. There was powder everywhere and full snow coverage. After we took the lift back up again, we had to meet a friend and I took my skis off. As I was putting them back on, I realized the binding on my left ski was gone. It slid off the ski mount. I couldn’t believe my eyes!
Just a few moments ago, I was skiing down a run full of trees and if this happened then, I could’ve been badly hurt or perhaps worse.
I rented a pair of skis and felt grateful the binding didn’t fall off when I was skiing.
What if guardian angels really exist?
For the rest of the evening, I was wondering if all this was a coincidence or if my thoughts about needing to replace my old, and obviously unsafe, skis made this all happen.
Whenever I put such a question out there, I often get an answer and this was no exception. The next day, I drove my car out of the garage and heard a crack! When I got out of the car, I found a piece of metal alloy had broken off the suspension arm.
The technician who came to inspect it confirmed this part was recently recalled. If it broke off while I was driving, I could've had a bad accident and caused a lot more damage to the car.
The point I want to make is that it seems the universe or God (for those who are believers) often sends us warnings or even protects us from accidents. We just have to be open to the signals.
Christmas is coming and it’s a time of dogs getting in trouble! Some gobble up chocolates, others get into toxic raisins or decide to snack on indigestible objects, like ornaments, and require surgery.
That’s why I’ve prepared a new blog on How to keep your dog safe during the Christmas holidays. I hope you’ll read it to keep your dog healthy and safe and also share it with your friends.
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM