First there was Bootsie, then Pepi, then Sam, then Suzy, then Henry, then Gracie, now Tyler, Emma and Tucker. So blessed by the dogs who have raised me. My life has always been filled with copious amounts of mad dog love. Living with a dog or as part of a pack is how I choose to live.
Being responsible. Being able to respond. Being Response Able takes practice. Caring for another, caring for a dog is a huge responsibility. You are responsible for feeding and walking and cleaning-up every mess they make. Until it becomes an expression of love it will be hard work. Throughout my dog mastering experience the dog gives way more care, feeding and love to his forever friend than the master to his dog. I believe a human is incapable of giving love so completely like a dog. The intensity of their love is hard to articulate. My daughter said the other day when her mother bemoaned the short life of dogs, “It’s just them dog years Momma…” Dogs are living life seven times faster than us. “The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” Blade Runner.
I hope you enjoy this glimpse into my wonderful life with dogs.