Front and Back Dogs, is the Front Dogs permeate gratitude. Being that they were part of our litter and were returned to us abused and neglected, gratitude seems to radiate from them. It is constant even two years later and is like a special gift they carry around always full of thanks.
The Back Dogs on the other hand would be considered spoiled next to the Front Dogs. They are more demanding and forthcoming with their needs. They have never known any different life than asking for what they want and do so without any fear. The Back Dogs have lived in a stable and secure environment and have no concept of being hurt for days, weeks or months at a time like the Front Dogs were. They have never missed a meal unless it was of their own choosing or they were sick. All the Back Dogs have ever known is being loved and cared for and being treated as such.
Chance and Blaze that still catches my breath and brings tears to my eyes. There is nothing more beautiful than sharing in the little bit of heaven that glimmers in these two dogs who have overcome odds that the Back Dogs will never have to know.
I don't know if the consensus is true with all rescue dogs, but I have found through forums and other blogs that other dog owners have discovered the gratitude ringing through with their rescue or shelter dogs. Have any of you found found the same thing?
Current blog look inspired by, dedicated to, and in memory of Brut. The studded star of the 24 Paws of Love.