We all meet special dogs in our lifetime, some are with us for years, others we only meet briefly. The good ones leave a mark on you that you keep forever.
When I was kid I had a beagle named Cleo. She liked to sleep under the covers with me, she always got the last bite of my sandwich, and her favorite thing to eat was ring bologna. She was a special dog and I will remember her beagle howl for my remaining days.
Now that I am an adult I have a golden retriever named Summer. Many of you have met her, I have had folks tell me she is the happiest dog in the world. She always gets the last bite of my sandwich, and her favorite thing to eat is pizza crusts. She is laying next to me sleeping as I write this, and she too is a special dog that has provided many memories that I will keep with me for my remaining days.
I’d like to think I helped give these 2 dogs pretty good lives, and that is about all we can really do for them.
And now there is Lola. I have only known her for a few weeks, but I can already tell she is a special dog. I do not know what type of life she has had up to now. Did she have an owner, was she lost in the wild, was she mis-treated ? These are questions that she cannot answer, and of her, I would never ask. She is not my dog, but I will do whatever I can to help her find someone who can give her the life that I was able to give my dogs, and that is about all that I can do for her.
I can tell you she loves her biscuits and likes going through your pockets to find them. If she was my dog, I would name her Pockets.. Just throwing that out there, but this is not my call. She deserves to have the life that all other dogs do, and if you give her that chance, I guarantee you that she will give you love and memories that you will keep with you for all your remaining days.
Finally, I tried to get the right photo of her on the beach today to capture the essence of who she is, but that it is like catching lightning in a bottle. Fortunately, I believe I have caught it. I saw this and to me, she is saying she has taken all that this world has thrown at her and sticks out her tongue at it, and then gets back to digging in my pockets.
Sound advice for us humans I think…