Dogs in our lives...
Dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, etc...pets bring love to our lives.
This was written by Paul Fersen.
Dogs in our lives.
We aren't house-proud. If we were, we wouldn't abide the scratches on the doorframe, the holes in the screen, the darkened shine of worn spots on the chair. We would wince at the mottled carpet and fret at the hair clinging to our clothes.
We don't. If anything, we lovers of dogs are a tolerant lot, finding greater value in the unabashed affection of our friends than in immaculate sofas. Shoes can be replaced, but heroic retrievers are timeless.
Without dogs, our houses are cold receptacles for things. Dogs make a fire warmer by their curled presence. They wake us, greet us, protect us, and ultimately carve a place in our hearts and our history. On reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.
PS: Please, I mean no offense to others posting here, I applaud anyone's efforts to live compatably with their fellow creatures, including our hairy friends! I just found this speaks well of my home, of which my dad says "you're not much of a housekeeper are you". (and the folks have plenty of pets!) Sarah