I remember when I first started dating Roger he had 5 dogs. Little crazy Schnauzers that ran his life. It was fun watching him interact with them. He just loved them so much. They were like his furry children. Fortunately for him and me, I loved doggies too. I think it also gave me a glimpse of the kind of father that he would become. Which was incredible by the way. Talk about a father that was hands on from the beginning of our children’s lives….. He was and still is a great father.
There’s nothing like crawling into bed, snuggling with the one you love, and then feeling the whump and thump of a dog as they jump into bed to snuggle with you too. My Heidi Jo sneaks up as close to me on the pillow when I’m sleeping and stares at me. Then as I open my eyes, she has to lick my face. She brings me such incredible joy. There is something to be said for that unconditional love. You could have the suckiest day that ever sucked, but when you get home there’s that happy, furry face just waiting for you.
I guess that’s why I came home last November and told Roger Darling that I was going to get a second job in a pet store. And I did. 😉 I just wanted a job that I was passionate about. It was so incredibly cool to have people bring their dogs in and I got to pet them and then help with their pet care needs. It’s very fulfilling. Now I’m working the grooming salon. I get to love on and wash doggies on Wednesday and Thursday nights and all day on Sundays. Ah what a good life.
So if you’re having a bad day go hug a puppy. If you want a dog of very own, rescue. If you see an animal being mistreated step in. And if you have a doggie at home that you’re not treating as well as you should, stop it. Give that doggie the most love you can. Because that’s what they do for you, no matter how long you leave them alone, without food and water. They still love you when you walk in that door……