After the first tattoo I realized that if I really wanted EMS to know I was diabetic I should do something on both wrist’s. However, I wanted something different. The above is what I came up with. Those are Bravo and Radar’s actual paw prints, reduced down to fit. Now not only are they engraved on my heart…they are engraved on my arm.
I am sure there are folks that are wondering if I have lost my mind. Well many have wondered that for years!! Maybe I am just confirming it now. What Bravo and Radar do is so IMPORTANT to me…this seems trivial in comparison. I have had some amazing dogs in my life but these 2 go beyond amazing…they are my life line in so many ways.
On the day that I got this tattoo I went down to Animal Control to get Bravo’s license. There was a long line and the usual uncontrollable family pets. There was a pit bull right in front of me that kept wanting to play with any dog around including Bravo. Bravo ignored him and everyone else except for a gentleman that was ahead of me in line. He had some sort of mixed breed on a leash next to him. The line moved slowly. Bravo kept watching what I thought was the dog next to the gentleman. He wouldn’t stay sitting, he wouldn’t stay down, and at that point in my eyes he was being a very BAD dog. I was about ready to take him out to the truck. The line inched forward and suddenly the gentleman with the mixed breed sort of collapsed at the counter. A fireman who was behind me in line stepped forward to assist the gentleman when I hear “diabetic”. I look at Bravo and suddenly realize it is out of character for him to be such an unruly dog and that he was alerting on someone else. DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes I wish I was as smart and as compassionate as my dog! All I can do is get a tattoo that reminds me of how wonderful they are!