Can you make it in your front door without finding your dog waiting there to greet you? Most people can’t. Do you ever ask yourself how your dog knows when you’re home?
Honey pulled with all her strength. Once she felt the sand between her toes, she did her happy dance and flopped down on her back in sheer joy. Honey remembered her first love.
There’s a lot of dark news out there. But I saw something recently that made me feel good. It’s my Happy New Year story.
Has there ever been anyone who didn’t wonder why their beloved dog had to die so soon? If there is, I’ve never met them.
Tragedy brings out the best in many people. But there’s always one or two people who just know how to be jerks. Especially when someone’s pet dies.
Honey stood with her paws on the bottom step and looked up at me. She had something to tell me and I had to figure out what it was. You see, I believe our dogs talk to us. And we only need to learn to listen.
Some people only ever have small dogs. Others love big ones. I’ve met people who only ever have one breed of dog. And others who look like their dog family is made up of whoever walked in their door. Why did you pick your dog?
“If you promise your dog something, you have to give it to her. Don’t risk breaking her trust.” Honey’s trainer said this to me years ago. It reminds me to ask myself, “Does my dog trust me?”
“Sorry, I can’t come over because my family is visiting.” “Thank you so much. These purple socks with barfing unicorns are adorable.” I’ve done it. You’ve done it. We’ve all lied. But dogs don’t lie. Is that why they fight?