When waiting stops time

As I sat with Bella in the surgery waiting for our lovely vet to come back and tell me what she’d found in the liquid aspirated from Bella’s latest lump, I thought about how sometimes when you’re waiting time feels as though it’s stopped.

Trapped in a moment where the second hand on the clock seems to take a full minute to move just once. When Jo saying she’d be a minute and disappearing with the sample to look at it under the microscope, felt like it was said in a slow motion vacuum.

The only thing that speeds up during that time is my heartbeat.

Nothing can possibly be wrong with my precious Bella. We made a deal when I rescued her. And she’s already had one cancerous lump removed, so there is absolutely no room in our deal for another thing to be wrong with her. Ever.

waiting bella

Thankfully – after what seemed like a week – Jo came back to say the lump was nothing to worry about. It was in  different shape and feel to the other lumps she’s had which were nothing. More similar in shape to her one that turned out to be cancerous, so good to check.

My almost 8 year old puppy seemed to share my relief, and smiled an open mouth, tongue out smile at me. I kissed the top of her fuzzy head, gave her a cuddle and breathed again.

Beary, who was there for support {or because he couldn’t possibly stay home when I’m taking his big sister somewhere}, was doing his own kind of waiting.

waiting beary

Waiting for someone to fall for his gorgeousness and give him treats. Big goofball that he is. It worked too!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank goodness. Lumps are terrifying. Now time can move again…. xoxo

  2. So glad Bella is OK. Lumps ARE terrifying.

  3. rumpydog says:

    I’m glad it was nothing too!

  4. tylersat99 says:

    That sounds like such a hard thing to wait for too. Waiting is always hard and long, but if your afraid it may be something wrong I think it doubles. So very glad the news was good. Now go home and have a cuddly evening 🙂

  5. Nikki says:

    Yay Bella!! Her little resigned face in all the pics just melts me lol

  6. Dalton says:

    I am so pleased it turned out to be nothing!

  7. Solo Mum says:

    Thank goodness she’s ok!

  8. Thank you friends – we’re SO glad also! x

  9. Clowie says:

    I’m so glad it was nothing serious! Waiting to know something like that is awful.

  10. Misaki says:

    Phew! Glad she’s all ok xx

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