Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hot diggity dog

Seven years ago today, I wrote these words:

"Bud is terrified of dogs. As those of you who live with and love people on the spectrum may know, I am not talking about anxiety. I'm not even talking about fear. This is terror."

Today, I'm posting this picture:


Everything is possible.

32 comments:

Geoz said...

At this rate, dogs may be more scared of Bud... but with all of that love, probably not that either.

Alysia said...

Love. All around love.

Stranded said...

omg, that is the most precious photograph!

*m* said...

Love it!

Niksmom said...

"Everything is possible." THAT, my friend, is the reason we all keep going, yes? I love this picture. Even more, I love the relationship, the ease and comfort which it represents.

Kaethe said...

Aw, man, I'm kind of teary.

MKosmicki said...

Awww! So sweet!

Ann Mulligan said...

Thats so cute <3

Missy said...

what a super sweet picture!

Solitary Diner said...

Awwww. Fabulous!

kristen spina said...

Anything, indeed!

Cranky Toddler said...

Thank you. I need to see that things are possible.

Stimey said...

SO awesome.

gail said...

Woo hoo!!!

Jim said...

A couple things:

1) Caption ideas.
a) "The face of terror"
b) "Win by submission: Rear naked choke"

2) That's about the most adorable picture ever.

Moshe said...

It is all Love Totally alysia.

Brenda said...

Everything is. I love this.

strept throat said...

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jess said...

a-friggin-men

mommy~dearest said...

Wow. Absolutely, wow.

Club 166 said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Joe

Jamie Austin said...

Congrats on the doggie love! I'm still working with my son to treat the dog with a little bit of compassion. He has a hard time distinguishing the dog from his stuffed animals in terms of feelings.

I'm sorry to contact you on your comment form, btw. But I need to ask your help and I couldn't find your email address.

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Kids Toolbox said...

Who can resist a loyal pup like that.

Daniel Flemming said...

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Anonymous said...

I need to say hello and thank you...I just found your blog today through a twitter link, and I'm sitting here with a box of kleenex because between laughing and crying I need 'em! My Matt is 1 year younger than Bud, and sounds oh so similar. Thank you for all the inspiring, comforting, and "normalizing" posts; it's very good to hear that we, and Matt, aren't alone!

D Terceros said...

Great picture! Could you share some ways you got over the fear of dogs? As you aptly said, these are not just fears but rather terrors. We have gotten through the fear of plants, but now have a fear of bees and of thunder, so that when our resident weather expert (of course the same son with autism!) sees a cloud he says is a thunder cloud he begins to physically tremble. I'd love some ideas as to how others have pushed through to the other side of these fears because everything we did with plants isn't working this time!

Sencho said...

Wow, what a progress!!!
Love it.
I also want to share an inspiring story. It's the story of Brandon who made hugh progress as well.

http://youtu.be/wcMgrKUqR9o

Anonymous said...

I just found my way to reading the posts you wrote about being invited to speak at Bud's school, to his classmates. I than you for your heart, what gifts you have been given to in turn give to those students and to others moms of kids on the spectrum. It also brightened my heart to get to you blog directly and see your sweet son with dogs. I will continue to get daily feedings of such positive hope and love to not get drained to give beyond my own son and two daughters!

Anonymous said...

I so needed that post today. Thank you.

Floortime Lite Mama said...

tears !

Anonymous said...

Awesome. And yes, anything is possible.

megan said...

Great picture, looks like they are best friends!