People say goodbye to beloved pets everyday so my experience is hardly unusual. Probably most clicking on this blog post can relate. But viewing such loss through a theological lens is not so common. A rather trivial incident turned my thoughts in this direction.
Sugar Baby is a Redtick Coonhound WHO NEEDS YOU! She's very sweet girl but she can be a bit timid as loud noises and quick movements do startle her.
How well do your cat and your dog get along? Check out this video and watch the classic domesticated pet rivalry at it's best as these dogs fight for ownership over their very own beds!
'Mummy's home!' is what I say when I return. When the cat hears that she assumes reason has been restored to her life because she is the Queen and I am the Prime Minister. But when the dog hears this, he knows that the lady who dispenses food is back where she needs to be to feed him. And all is right in the world.
Kids grow up and leave you. Pets stick around to destroy your carpet and furniture, forever.
Despite what the advertisers lead us to believe, there is no "ideal" running figure. The only requirement for calling yourself a runner is to lace up a pair of running shoes and start putting one foot in front of the other. Running is not about what you look like, but rather, what you see yourself becoming.
No matter the scale or the time frame, construction projects are stressful, expensive and time consuming. Between the budgeting, design decisions and inconvenient living situation, your pet's safety and comfort might be the last thing that's on your mind but it's an important factor to consider.
I was skeptical when you told me things wouldn't change -- or that they'd be even better! I'd get more attention! A new friend! More walks and more treats and more love! Ha. Here's what I really got.
I completely support the need for insurance for all dog owners, prevention is the best policy, and finding ways to protect yourself and those around you from the possibility of being injured by a pet is important.
Pet ownership has been linked to a healthier lifestyle by easing loneliness, reducing stress, anxiety and depression, and promotes social interaction and exercise.
For most of they year I use artificial flowers in my home to achieve the same effect as real flowers. As an animal-loving person there are two things to be aware of when buying artificial flowers: What they are made from and how they are made.
Let's face it. Every time you go on a road trip, you pack way too much stuff - especially if you have children, pets or both. At times it seems better to overpack than underpack because at least you have everything on hand.
Dogs are immediately emotionally accessible. No barriers. That's more than I can say about most people. Maybe we can say goodbye, but far too often we cloak our feelings with words.
Your tenderness both surprised me and melted my heart; you were so concerned that you might make a wrong move that you stayed absolutely still. I've never seen a dog remain as motionless as you did.