What is a dog?
A dog is a friend, companion, garbage disposal unit and guard.
A dog is a comfort, a joy, an irritation and a threat.
A dog is a trip hazard and a steady thing to lean on.
A dog is a child watcher, a teacher and a life lesson.
A dog is a non-judgemental listener.
A dog is the best thing a broken-hearted person can have.
A dog is a heart-breaker too.
A dog is a poetry prompt, A book inspiration and an interested listener to book readings
A dog is the best thing you can have in a family!
I’ve thought long about what dogs mean to my life, and I know that the day there are no longer any dogs in my life will be a very sad day indeed. Dogs help to keep me centred, they make me get up and do stuff, and they amuse me enormously. Dogs have their own rules for living well, and I’ve certainly learned a lot from our dogs about this.
Dogs know the value of having a good rest, and eating stuff when stuff is there to be eaten. I get quite philosphical sometimes, when I sit outside watching the dogs as they run and sniff, watch and chase. I don’t like all of the things our dogs do, but I love all of them, all four of our dogs, and all of the lovely dogs I’ve met over my lifetime.
If I die and come back in life, I’d love to come back as a dog, and live with someone who loves me as much as I love them!