Fiona glowing like an angel
"Dog" is "God" spelled backwards. I have no doubts. For when my faith is short and weary, my dogs are always there and know just what I need. The only true love that has been constant through my entire life has been dogs. I had a traumatic childhood and I relied on our dog love for everything to survive through it. I have become utterly dependent on my dogs to be there when I need them. I don't know how people survive without that unconditional love greeting them at any time of the day or night. Yes, it can get crazy with six dogs divided into two packs, but for all the difficulty that may evolve, I receive the love and understanding I need from them. There is a binding comfort when my world feels like it has fallen into a black abyss or their crazy antics that cracks my frown because they are just who they are. They are sensitively forgiving when I fall short and continually warm my heart with their expression of characters. The wonder and awe of their ability to know me and my needs better than myself never ceases to amaze me.
I have often wondered why and how my dogs love me as much as they do as I have had to divide my time between the two packs and no one ever really gets my full attention 100%. They never get enough walks and some days our time is so short together, yet they greet me as if I am their best friend in the whole world and have made their whole day with whatever time we spend together. They always look forward to my company and simply wait when I'm not available. They never complain that I spent more time with one side or the other and indulge themselves with me when we are together. They give me that extra nudge to keep going when it seems as if all else has failed and they never give up on me, even when I've given up on myself. They just love me for me.
I have been through many things in my life, many I hope never to repeat again, but I do know this, I hope I will always have the honor and companionship of such loyal loving friend as a dog by my side. For I do believe it is the closest being I can touch next to heaven itself.