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Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Best Friends

Friendship.  That was my answer when asked what I would say is the greatest benefit for owning a pet when 24 Paws of Love was nominated for eCollegeFinder Top Pet Blog Award.

It never takes me long to answer: it is my relationship with my dogs that is most precious gift I have.  It doesn't matter what I do with them, whether it is the simple basics like feeding or poop duty, to those priceless intimate moments with them, it is always our friendship that is at the core of our interactions.

Simply put I would not be here, have this blog or be able to tell you the soul importance of this friendship.  Pets have saved my life a thousand times over and are the only reason I know what true love is.  I was blessed to have animals in my life that I knew cared for me and could trust to hold on to that truth to carry me through what was a horrible childhood.  And when I escape that, my dogs and cats were there through every tear and cries of pain as a began the tumultuous healing journey when there was no one there to help me through.  And they were always there.  Every time by my side.  Never once did I have to take a step alone.  And they were true friends, giving me just what I needed, right when I needed it.  Never once have they let me down.

And as I continue to follow this path of healing we have learned to grow together.  For they too have their own fears and pain that they are learning to heal from and I do my best to return what they have taught me to give.  Warmth, compassion, and understanding.    A two way street of looking over each others shortcomings with an outpouring of unconditional love and the respect to be who we are as individuals and as a whole.  

What better friendship could you ask for?

Just look at all of this love!
Thanks to Life with Dogs, Confessions of the Plume and The Two Cavaliers


No(dot dot)el said...

This is beautiful. It made me tear up because I feel the same way. My dogs bring me such joy, sometimes grief when naughty, but mostly joy. Pure Joy. Happy to have found you through the link up, and I am your newest follower

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Thanks for the welcome back:) I've missed your eloquence when it comes to expressing how many of us also feel about our 4-legged family members. Life wouldn't be anywhere near as good without them:)

Anonymous said...

Hey 24 Paws of Love, Jet here.

First, congrats on your nomination, we hope you win... although clearly, you already have.

Second... To your human, Mom and I were sad to learn of your challenges and then happy to read that all 24 paws have lifted your life in so many wonderful ways. Mom says she can relate to how Koko, me and now JJ have rescued her mental state time and time again.

May all 24 paws continue to forge, grow, share the best life has to offer with you.

Nancy K. said...

My Mom feels the exact same way!



Emily said...

You couldn't ask for a better friendship, I agree!

Daisy's Mom said...

Well said. Not to mention, beautifully said. I actually feel like I have seen you grow as a writer and as a person since I first stopped by your blog. There's a new confidence in you. A new sense of purpose.

I loved reading your pieces on Brut. Childhood can have such an impact on who we are can't it? But, like Brut, you haven't let it define you. That my friend, is worth celebrating.

Have a wonderful Saturday. And, congrats on the award.

Anonymous said...

mind if I yowl for us??? I am a cat after all :)

Jen said...

that's a whole lot of love!

House of Carnivores said...

Congratulations on your nomination!

And I so totally agree with you on the rest of it. My dogs and my cats are (along with my husband) my very best friends, and I rely on their unconditional love more times than I care to think about to get me through a "rough patch."

Great post, as usual.

Yas said...

Beautiful post!!


Bassetmomma said...

That was so beautiful! congrats on your nomination! That's alot of love! :)

The Daily Pip said...

This is so sweet and of course, I couldn't agree more!

Pup Fan said...

Great post - and congrats! :)