My Dog and Me

My Dog And Me

I am not a Baby Person.  (I mean other people’s babies; of course I love my babies.)   I will pinch their fat legs and say “awww” at their universal cuteness, but I won’t ask to hold your baby.   I’m good.

I like dogs much more than I like babies, but my dog, I can barely find the words of the love I have for him.  I kiss him, rub his belly and snuggle his nose.  He may have fur and I know where his tongue has been (ewww) but he’s more than a dog to me, he’s family.

The last few years have been stressful for me.   It was pretty traumatic moving away from my beloved New Jersey town and although we have been in Georgia now for years, it still doesn’t feel like home.   I live here, but I’m not rooted.   Adding Chili Dawg to our family last year made me feel a bit more anchored.

Of course I have a human family that I care for everyday.  I plan, I cook, I drive, I play.  I love and propel them towards their dreams.  It’s both what I love to do and feel called to do.   But they are humans and as such they are complex creatures intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually.   Those relationships are as exhausting as they are rewarding.

But my relationship with Chili Dawg is wonderfully simple: I love on him and he loves on me.  And that’s all that’s needed.


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  • I can’t say that I’ve ever felt that way about an animal, but I can understand and appreciate the sentiment. It SOUNDS nice, except for the puppy breath and licking part.

  • Awww, this is so true! I just got a mini Dachshund (Chuck Norris) a few months ago and am absolutely in love. There’s nothing like having a great dog!

    • Okay, Chuck Norris is is one of the cutest names that I have heard for a dog!

  • Awwwww…you are so right! Mocha-the-Dog likes this post, too! She is the only one in my house who never talks back, and such a good listener! I know what you mean: kids, babies, dogs, cats (god forbid)…OPM’s!!

    • Sherri, no one should ever feel sorry for urban dogs; Chili and Mocha couldn’t have a better life. They may not have a big yard to run, but they have us. 🙂

  • I love this! I’m with you on the baby stuff … and the dogs for that matter! LOL! I remember when you were thinking about getting a dog … so happy that you two found each other!

    Winks & Smiles,

    • Yes, Lorraine you were so helpful when I was asking a million questions before I got a dog. Thanks for telling how wonderful it can be.

      And you feel me on the babies…our own and family and close friends are cool, but we won’t ask to hold some random kid LOL!


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