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For Love of the Dog

What is it that makes us fall in love with a dog? What part of us will put up with whining, housebreaking, chewed furniture and baseboards, ruined carpeting and ungodly vet bills? What is it that makes us dog/cat lovers – an extra gene? There are people in the world that think folks like me are crazy to put up with any or all of the above. They say, “It’s only a dog,” and I want to smack them.

I love folks that love their furry children. They are my tribe and my people and I feel at home with others like me. They understand the need for a four legged love in our lives. I come home and it is a celebration and Mojo and Joker act like I have been away for years and I am a star – and that is just when I go to the grocery. They are incredibly excited by the new rope toy that I spent $5 on and they both think I am a gourmet cook.

It has been a year since I lost my Maggie. I still find that difficult to talk about. I fought so hard for her to find just the right combination of meds and cheered her on as she adjusted to Addison’s and had no idea she had a disease. Tom and i have loved every four legged baby that we have had the privilege to parent. Chrystal, Holly, Roxie, Giggles, Charlie, Maggie, Mojo and Joker have all enriched our lives.


What do you think?

12 Points

Written by Cathy Donohoue


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