Wednesday, October 26, 2011
For The Love Of Dog
Things I thought I'd never live to see:
A dog bed in my house. Actually for years a dog was out of the question but then I met and fell in love with the Nika-ness. Black lab with a dash of pointer and a heavy sprinkling of angel, she stole my heart about 4 years ago and has lived with us happily ever after.
GG found her at a pound in New Haven, surrounded by rottweilers and pit bulls barking, growling and rattling the bars of their cages. One cage was strangely quiet and when GG went to check it out, she found a shivering, 3 month old puppy with a tongue as big as her body and a tail wag that could propel a helicopter.
Thus began a 11 year love affair. 11 dog years remember = 77 human years.
So,she's not as young as she once was but she's as good once as she ever was.
Well, we hope she will be now that she's been to the vet and has been put on a serious dose of opiates and anti-inflammatory meds to help her survive what looks like a ACL tear.
Next stop, a specialist to see if surgery is necessary.
To watch GG lift up 70lbs of dog and place her in the truck is to see emotion turned into action.
The love and adoration in both of their eyes brings tears to mine.
If you want encouragement and support :write a blog.
If you want to experience unconditional love: get a dog.
If you want a truly full life: do both.