Thursday, November 03, 2011

Thankful for the Dogs

I am thankful for the dogs that have come into my life. They have taught me many lessons, and I think that I am a better person for having known them. Some of them are purebreds from a breeder, some of them are mixed breeds, and some of them are puppy mill survivors. All of their temperaments and personalities have been different, but they have all given me as much, if not more, than I have given them.

Lessons I have learned from the dogs:
1. Be patient.
2. Love unconditionally.
3. Always forgive.
4. Don't be afraid to show unbridled enthusiasm.
5. Be persistent if you really want something.
6. Live in the moment.


Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful post, Karen...and love all the dog photos, too.

Robbie said...

You need to put a calendar out with these pics (18 mo. and use the other two for cover and back!!). I'd buy one in a heartbeat!!!

Martha said...

Your lessons are so valuable. Will be printed and kept! Being a cat lover, I can relate behavior with some of these traits--well, not #4 about "unbridled enthusiasm." LOL.

Mary Ann Littlejohn said...

We have had a very grateful rescue in our lives for 3 months now. She knows she's safe here. I love your Lessons and would like to add one: Turn around three times before laying down.

Gisela Towner said...

Great lessons!
I adopted a sweet little rescue Bichon in February and he has made my life so much richer and happier.
I'm sure there's a special place in the afterlife for people like you, who foster so many sweet babies.
Thank you!