Wednesday, August 6, 2014

About A Dog & The Lesson She's Teaching Me

Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac on Grooveshark

I've always been a vociferous animal lover and advocate and I finally decided to put my money where my mouth is and adopt a shelter dog.  Forget about exactly the right time and place to do it, I told myself, there never will be the perfect set of circumstances to take the plunge to do anything.

Well, it's been 3 months.  And the greatest lesson I've learned so far:  selflessness.  Yes, this Generation X-er (or Millennial depending on whose social critique you subscribe to) who so far has pretty much lived for herself - because that's what Gen Xers and Millennials do best, for better or for worse, which is also why our generation is having more babies than ever...diatribe for another day - and for her own fulfillment, is learning what it means to live for someone else.

For now, take a look at my love, don't you just want to eat her up in all her scrumptiousness???!!!

Look at that face...full of love and happiness!!  I wish I could say she was looking at me with those love-eyes.  Unfortunately, she was looking up at a squirrel she was chasing.  Water under the bridge, girl! When I look at her, I literally can feel the seratonin and other pleasure chemicals spewing out of my brain.  
The indefatigable squirrel chaser.  She chases them to the base of the tree and then stares up at them longingly.  She has never actually caught a lizard or squirrel to date, but she LOVES the chase.  Haha, sounds like everyone else I know.  
Sleepy time.  Dang, I wish I looked that cute in bed.  
Cafe living.  Not a word about matching her collar with my blouse!  A girl's got to have some vices.  
She is the sweetest girl and gets along famously with all other dogs and people.   In fact, I am going to put her in training to be a hospice/therapy dog, she is that sweet-natured.  
Oh, I have plans for her and I, we were brought together for a reason.

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