Our dog is a Llewellyn Setter going on seven years old. It took him more than six years to warm up to us. Perhaps it’s because of his British lineage that he’s a bit on the stuffy side. On the other hand it could be that he had some giant paws to fill. His predecessor had been part of our family for eleven years and I think he sensed how much we missed him.

This “new” guy has also had to endure some difficult times with us. There were the surgeries, the emotional and painful treatments for cancer – the financial struggles of going into retirement without a retirement plan – the loss and sickness of friends – the wondering if we could stretch a dollar any further – strange working schedules – and people who are growing old.

This dog has eaten a ton of paper towels, toilet paper, junk mail, receipts and yesterday topped it all off with a five dollar bill. I think there may be some truth to ” my dog ate my homework.”

He does have a constitution of steel regardless. He has also eaten an entire loaf of bread with the plastic wrap, a bag of M & Ms, (creating the most colorful barf ever expelled,) a raw chicken breast and destroyed a few shoes as well.

I kind of like this fellow. He’s filled a lot of empty spaces. Thwarted a home invasion while we were away, has always been at the door to greet us when we arrive home, doesn’t expect much except when we get a phone call. It’s at those moments he requires our undivided attention. When he decides to come close to us, he’s very affectionate. He loves us unconditionally, even when we aren’t lovable. I think we’ll keep him.


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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1 Response to I LOVE MY DOG GAGE

  1. Julie Harris says:

    What a beautiful boy you have! I am a dog lover, too! There is something so special about their unconditional love 🙂

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