You can always …

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… find hope in a dog’s eyes.

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Every once in a while …

A much younger me with my beloved dog, Rollie (1981 - 1996)

A much younger me with my beloved dog, Rollie (1981 – 1996)

… a dog enters your life and changes everything.

If you don’t own a dog …

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…, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”
– Roger A. Caras

Doggy Dictionary

Doggy Dictionary – Author unknown

Bicycles: Two-wheeled exercise machines invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards; the person then swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away.

Bump: The best way to get your human’s attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

Deafness: This is a malady that affects dogs when their person wants them in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in the opposite direction, or lying down.

Dog Bed: any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room.

Drool: Is what you do when your persons have food and you don’t. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and look sad and let the drool fall to the floor, or better yet, on their laps.

Garbage Can: A container which your neighbors put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume and moldy crusts of bread.

Lean: Every good dog‘s response to the command “sit !”, especially if your person is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly effective before black-tie events.

Leash: A strap which attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go.

Love: Is a feeling of intense affection given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you’re lucky a human will love you in return.

Sofas: Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers clean.

Thunder: This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.

Wastebasket: This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy wrappers. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew the papers all over the house until your person comes home.