I absolutely love the quote on the picture of my dog Lily above: "Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them. And filling and emptiness we didn't even know we had."
When my two sweet dogs, Buddy and Maddie, passed away within a few months of each other I was devastated. They both passed away from different kinds of cancer and they were brother and sister. We had Buddy and Maddie for 10 years, ever since they were 6 weeks old, and losing them was like losing two of my children.
I knew I would eventually want another dog, because I adore dogs too much, but the pain of not having my other two dogs around was too close to my heart.
Then along came Lily. Lily our sweet rescue dog that had a very rough start in life. Lily who needed to be rescued and shown love, and trust, although in the end I think that we were the ones that were rescued.
Lily has brought so much joy into our lives in the year that we have had her. My daughters adore her, my husband adores her, and everyone who meets her adores her. Our family needed our Little Miss Lily Bean, and some of the emptiness that I didn't even realize I was still holding onto, has been replaced with happiness and love. I still think about my other two dogs daily, but this little doggie has helped my heart heal.
Our dogs are not just pets, they are a part of our family. If you have a dog, or any animal for that matter, please make sure to be kind and gentle, and treat it with love and respect. Animals love us unconditionally, and they deserve our love back.
Have a wonderful week!