I have only had three purebred dogs that I know of in my life. None of which I paid for from a breeder. The first was a poodle named Coco that my family got from an Aunt and Uncle who were moving and couldn't take him with them. The second one was a white shepherd named Polo that I got when I got my first home. The couple who owned his mom and dad where not going to bred them when ... surprise, they were a little too late getting the male fixed. And now we have Foxy a Pomeranian. I first saw her from my office running along a feeder street of a busy freeway. When I left the building she was trying her best to get past the security guard and into the building. She was scared and wouldn't go to anyone. I had just bought some dog food so I got a small bowl and put it down for her. She ate it then sat on my foot and refused to leave me. She followed me to my car and jumped in before I could say anything. So even though we already had 5 dogs, Foxy moved onto the farm. You give her 5 minutes and she will have any man wrapped around her little paw. I have seen her do it over and over again. The little hussy.
I have lived with numerous dogs through out my life. I can tell you one thing for sure, purebred or mutt every dog I have meet is more honest, loyal and loving than most people. They worry about us when we don't feel good. They are always there to greet us when we get home. The love us even when we don't seem to deserve it, like the times we get mad over something and blame them. They protect us from harm without thought to themselves, even when we don't want them too. They know better than we do just ask them. And yes they can communicate if you learn to listen and read them.
Some people just don't get it. They will tell you dogs can't dream. So have they ever even seen a dog sleeping. I guess the wagging tale, running feet, muffled barks and whines are gas right. They say dogs can't smile. Wrong, I have seen my dogs and others change expressions when someone they like enters the room. They say dogs don't have feeling like we do, okay maybe on this one they are right a dog's feelings go deeper. You will never feel more loved, excepted and protected like you will with a dog.
Then there are the people who will tell you a dog is dangerous. A dog will fight when cornered, yes. But then all living things will do that, even some plants. I have yet to see a whole breed of dog no matter what, that is all bad. Every generation has their so called mean breads. You know the ones that will turn on their owners. First I heard it was German Shepherds, then Doberman Pinschers, then Chow Chows, then Rottweilers, and now its Pit Bulls. Yes, there are some bad dogs, I'm not naïve. But most of them are made that way by being mistreated, or in breed for aggressiveness. In other words made that way by people, not nature. The in breeding part does the same thing with people, look at the history of some of this worlds royal and high society families.
So next time you come across one of those people, you know the ones who look down their noses and inform you that a dog is an animal not a person. Look them straight in the eye and tell them your right they would never lower themselves to be a person. They are better than that.
|This is our boy Chance...We miss you...|
A dog or cat is the only time you can ever really buy love. Check out your local pet adoption agency or pound and find your own special little lover.
Don't know where to look click here.