Thank You Dog

May 7, 2012 — 4 Comments

My head is swimming with technological data. I am doing my best to hold onto the steep learning curve I’m riding today. Being the mind-reader that I am convinced she is, I look over and my dog raises her head to look pointedly at me, as if to say, “We could go for a walk, you know. It would make you feel better.”  How does she know these things?

Enough computer for a while, enough learning and thinking and problem solving for me right now. Time for a walk, to admire the new green growth in gardens along the way, to smile at people I’ll see on the block, and to get to the green off-leash area. There I will find joy from encouraging my Nikki-girl to run and run and run. That enticing ball of hers keeps trying to get away! I shall return with a refreshed mind and spirit.

Thank you God for this wee dog.


photo courtesy of Randy Gilpin ~  

4 responses to Thank You Dog


    Dogs are a wonderful gift to humans. Thank you for the reminder!


    I have had pets all my life — dogs, cats, cattle, horses, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, birds, snakes… — All got hugs, often.


      That is AWESOME! I too am a deep lover of all wonderful and wise creatures in the animal kingdom. Just today I froze while in the garden to admire a handsome dark-headed robin bathing in the front yard fountain and I wondered ‘What IS it that makes me smile just to watch a bird bathe and preen?’ Short answer is just a delight in all creatures. Big and small.

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