Thursday, February 09, 2012


It is has been a while since I have blogged but I felt the need to… call it therapeutic if you want, but it makes me feel better writing down my thoughts. The other day we took both of our dogs, Remy and Becher to the vet for a grooming visit and their annual checkup. We were expecting to pick up the boys and receive the good news that everything was fine. What we didn’t plan on was hearing that Remy has ehrlichiosis, a tick disease. If the disease is caught early enough, prognosis is good. If not, he has a 50/50 chance of recovering. So for the next six weeks Remy will be on a heavy duty med to rid his body of this disease and we are hoping his body is receptive and responds to the same. Two nights in and Remy still seems like a perfectly healthy golden retriever/chow mix.

We have always been grateful and thankful that God put these creatures in our path and that we have had unconditional love from both of them. I find it absolutely amazing how much joy they bring us. The joys of dog ownership are countless. Our dogs love us no matter what. They are willing recipients of the good stuff in life at every opportunity and seem to have an uncanny knack to know exactly what we need at the precise moment we need it. They add something to our lives that cannot be obtained by any other creature big or small.

When they are bad, they definitely know they are…yet they also understand that we will forgive them. When they are good they smile with the whole of themselves unlike any other creature on Earth. Dogs are never moody, never bored, never boring, never nagging, and never critical or mean and are ready to receive our love.

I can’t imagine a world without them.