" No", we said. "We'll never get a dog. They are messy, too much work. How would we ever fit in all of those walks?" Well, that was our attitude until my DH saw a sweet little guy in the local newspaper with "Adopt Me" on a scarf around his neck. "Maybe we'll just go to meet him", he said. "Tyler" was scheduled to appear at a seniors' event at a pet store so off we went "just to look". Needless to say, we fell in love with the little guy immediately. After a series of home visits, he came to live with us for good and we really can't imagine not having him in our family. Tyler is an 11 year old rescue dog, poodle terrier mix we think, with no teeth, a chronic cough and the most loving and dear personality. He's brought great joy to our lives and I can honestly say that I learn so much from him. He takes life as it comes, doesn't grumble, accepts us for who we are including those days when we are far from perfect. In return, he asks us to feed him, exercise him, scratch his belly, give him a warm, comfortable bed, treats and most of all to love him. Honestly, is that too much to ask?
I honoured life with a dog as the first spread in my 2013 journal. Feel free to tell me about the pets in your life. I'd love to hear.