Comfort, joy, friendship, fleas, loyalty, love, vet bills, grooming, chewing, digging, barking, adoration, faithfulness, and protection are some of the blessings of loving a pet.
This little English Cocker Spaniel, and her sister, stole our hearts thirteen years ago when Kip stopped to save them from getting run over on a busy street. He brought them home and we spent the next several hours giving them baths and cutting the knots out of their hair.
We did the right thing by putting up posters, and checking with the local vets and the humane society. What were we going to do if no one claimed them? We already had one dog and a cat.
We had them groomed and later spayed. By this time, we were wondering what we were going to do if someone did claim them? Neither of us would answer the phone. We were totally attached.
All these years later, we are grateful we had little Sammie Sue in our lives. We have to accept that she is gone, but we’ll see her again at rainbow bridge, where dogs run to meet their humans in heaven.
It hurts to lose her, and it will hurt for a while, but the joy she brought us diminishes the pain. Having a pet is an awesome responsibility, but if you make a mistake, you are quickly forgiven. They ask for nothing and give everything.