Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Last week was the 11th anniversary of a wonderful happening in my life. The day that an amazing stray dog chose me from behind the dog "jail" holding bay "bars" and walked straight into my heart! Who knew the places we would go and the hours of laughter and honest joy he would give to me and many others. Unlike people can, and often do, dogs don't lie to us, don't deceive us, don't reserve their affection or love, they just are. The words below pretty much sums it up!

(Thanks Marshall for coining that phrase!)
Current mood: touched

He is just my Dog.
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he clowns around to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another woman. With him, I am all-powerful.
He is loyalty itself.

He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever — in case I need him. And I expect I will — as I always have.

He is just my dog.

Here's a video from 7 years ago:

GOOFIN' Around!