August 2, 2011

Just my dog

"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog."
- Gene Hill

May everyone feel the love I have with my dearest dogs.


Melissa I. said...

I love this! We are crazy about our 3 dogs. I truly believe God gives them something extra. This Sunday we left home in a hurry because my mom-in-law was dying. We stayed gone for several hours and fully expected to come home to accidents - but they were so good and had no accidents! They have been amazing and such a comfort as we deal with the loss of Momma Shirley.

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Deirdre said...

This is beautiful. I have a dog too and he has taught me what unconditional love is. They are like little angels.

BTW I already subscribed to your new YouTube channel. Hoping to watch your new videos!