Eight years ago today an amazing being was born. Little did I know when I said, “I want a golden male” how my world would change.
You made me a better person, and I say that with gratitude.
You see before there was you, there we other dogs and I’m ashamed to say, I was one of those people who said, it’s just a dog.
I bought into all the archaic methods for training and raising dogs. Sad how small my world was, huh?
I don’t know what it was about you that made me see the world so differently.
Maybe it’s those eyes, so deep and trusting. They seem to look into my soul and dare me to be better, to give you the very best I can.
Or the way you get excited each and every time I come home. Even if I’ve only been gone for 10 minutes. Your smile says, I’m so happy to see you and so glad you are mine.
Honestly I could be having the worst day in the world, but I walk in the door and you smile at me and roooo roooo roooo and everything else just melts away.
You filled a part of my heart that was missing when your human sisters left home. You gave me a reason to get up every morning and come home every night. Suddenly I felt alive again and like I had a purpose.
I started writing this blog because of the amazing gift that is you. And guess what I discovered? There’s a name for dogs like you, they are called heart dogs.
A dog that grabs a hold of your heart and fills it with so much love it feels like it might burst.
That’s exactly what you’ve given to me.
Eight years ago you came into this world and shortly thereafter into my life. I wish I could convey to you just how profoundly you have changed my life and how very much I love you.
Happy Birthday Big Guy, here’s to eight more. xoxo