Love of a dog

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The bond

Today’s topic is about love. Not such a macho thing for most guys but I guess I’m not like most men. I took a silly test a while back that said that this is my first life as a human. In my previous lives I was always an animal.

The more I’ve thought about this the more it makes some kind of sense. I’ve never been good at being social with people. I have a lot of problems dealing with a room full of strangers, and it makes me feel closed in.  I’ve always wanted to live up on a mountain far from the madding crowd. A cabin on the side of a mountain would be heaven to me.

True, I have feelings like everyone else…I just keep them to myself for the most part. I don’t want to be alone, but then again I can do it without much problem. I guess I’m complicated in many ways, and maybe that’s okay. I really can’t change how I am so why worry about it?

I’ve never found an animal companion that means so much to me as my Huskies. I’ve had German Shepheard’s, Labs, Pits, etc. But none of these dogs has changed my thinking like my Huskies. When I look at them, I feel this incredible bond that almost brings tears to my eyes. I feel like I’ve known them before and forever.

Their lives are so short compared to us and it seems so unfair to me. That’s why I cherish each moment we have together. They are not always fun and games, sometimes it’s work and frustration on my part. But the journey is what it’s all about for me. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’ve already learned so much from these huskies. Not just about them but things I can relate to my life as well.

I wonder how in the world someone can mistreat such perfect animals? Dog spelled backwards is “GOD” and I never realized that until I read it a year ago. It seems fitting to me as they are very pure, and don’t possess the sinful nature humans can’t seem to let go of.

Dogs are the true spirit of God, or whatever higher power you worship. They love everyone unless they’ve been taught to hate. We as a race should learn from the animals we subjugate. They are pure and we are not. Many of us have lost that connection, we hate first, and love when there is something in it for us.

TJ

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.”

Chief Seattle

One Comment on “Love of a dog

  1. TJ. This comes at a time of loss for me. I’ve lost my little Andy and my heart is in pieces. I am so depressed and sad that I can barely function. I go on because I have to but I hate it without him. Your words mean so much to me as they tell me that there really are good people in the World who understand what they mean to us. When I’m down I feel adrift where no one loves or appreciates our companions. Thank you, TJ, for helping me.

    Colleen

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