Many people ask me everyday why i love dogs. I’ve thought about the answer to this question a lot and have yet to really come up with the “right” answer. I love dogs because they are selfishless, i love dogs because they have compasson, I love dogs because they are always there, i love dogs because their fur is soft, i love dogs because they are intelligent, i love dogs because they are a challenge, i love dogs because they are brilliant, i love dogs because we have a bond, i love dogs because they can see into my soul, i love dogs because they are, in part, an extension of me. I love dogs because they in turn love me.
I spent many years struggling with life, and i faced many challenges. I hadn’t found that purpose yet, i didn’t have that intense passion or need to wake up everyday and provide for myself. I needed to learn how to live it, and if i really wanted to continue living it. I believe, i believe that with dogs in my life i can live it to the fullest. I do not know fear or uncertainty anymore as I always have a canine by my side now.
As i sit here and write this i look around my living room and see my dogs, Valentine and snoopy curled up with each other on the couch with fugly perched on top of val, kendal by their side and titan on the pillow next to them. Raina spread out on the carpet in front of the TV and Boburka on his bed in the corner. Anna and scout curled up with each other on the big dog pillow, Eme in her black leather chair and olive on the other side of the house curled up at the foot of our bed waiting for me to come in and go to sleep. They are all curled up sleeping right now, ready to retire for the night. That is of course until i stand up and make a motion indicating it is time to do something, and then i have twenty-two eyes staring at me with conviction, waiting for their next orders. I didn’t ask them for this dedication, they offered it and i have graciously accepted. Love isn’t the question anymore, love is the answer.