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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Daddy's View Point-How Much is that Doggie in the Window?
It doesn't take much for me to start talking about the dogs. Here is a typical day: I am at the gas station and the cashier sees Zappa riding shotgun with me. "What a wonderful looking dog!" she says. And that's all it takes for me to start pulling out pictures and narrating a slide show about the 24 Paws of Love. I can't help it. I can never talk enough about my wonderful family.
Well every now and then I come across someone who loves dogs, but looks at me and ask, "How do you afford it? It must cost a mint to feed them."
I know they want to say more but they just smile and look at me like I am crazy.
One person even told me that I was never going to get ahead during these hard times, unless I got rid of some of those dogs that I have.
I just shake my head and wonder why people say what they say. They just don't understand.
Another person, after learning of my love for the 24 Paws, asked me, if someone offered me $500,000 for one dog would I take it? I told him I wouldn't take a million dollars for one hair on their head. He walked away shrugging his shoulders and rolling his eyes at how bizarre that sounded.
Even though it may sound crazy, it is true. All the money in the world couldn't replace the 24 Paws of Love. My relationship that I have with each and everyone of our family of puppies is priceless. Every day I learn a thing or two because of the unconditional love that I receive from Brut, Silver, Zappa, Fiona, Chance and Blaze. Each of whom are so different in their own way but their love is all the same that they return back to me. Sometimes I have a hard time believing I have been blessed to witness from birth the true meaning of what unconditional love is. What kind of price tag can you put on that?