Well it appears that everyone saw exactly what I saw when I looked at Mike’s snapshots: I’m definitely happier and more comfortable having my picture taken with Honey close at hand. The picture below is the uncropped version of picture three from yesterday’s post.
I think friends do bring out the best in us. Sometimes by making us feel less self-conscious, like Honey did when we were posing for pictures.
Any sometimes, friends encourage us or push us to hold up high standards.
I’m struggling right now to meet all the responsibilities I’ve set for myself. I feel guilty about not participating more in the dog blog community–not reading more posts, or commenting, or sharing links. I even missed a Saturday Pet Blog Hop. And I wonder if I should be keeping this blog at all if I can’t write better posts on a regular basis.
But I can’t seem to let it go. I’ve made friends here. And I love learning from other people’s experiences. I enjoy finding snippets of great writing unmediated by editors and publishers. I feel privileged to share the joys and sorrows of creating relationships with animals.
Let’s face it, I just love looking at pictures of puppies every day.
So I guess I’ll keep hanging around–as long as I’m welcome in the club. And I’ll try to bring out the best in my friends as they bring out the best in me.