Everybody loves puppies. They are soft, cuddly and lots of fun. But, you cannot put a diaper on a puppy. Puppies grow into adult dogs and they need our help.
When we take a canine into our home, they became a part of the family; only idiots chain them up outside. Our dogs are not just pets, but members of our family. Doggies cannot feed or water themselves without our help (unless or course, we leave something on table's edge). In many ways, our dogs are like dependent children. But, what they give us in return is huge.
Let's start off with unconditional love; dogs are great teachers. That certain wagging of the tail that just says, "I'm so happy to see you !" The touch of that wet nose and small lick that tells us our canine pal is here for us, and being close by when we are sick. The barking to let us know danger can be present. And then there is that certain smile from our doggies that says, "Dude, you are so cool!" We need to remember that even though a dog will not be with you all of your life, he will be with you for all of his. Make it a good life.
No other animal can give humans this kind of unconditional support. Hell, some dogs even act like they are human. That is why Sandra and I are adopting Jack.
Jack is just two years young and was fostered by our daughter and her family for most of those two years. He is a Llewellyn Setter who was born blind in one eye (Jack is not just blind, but is missing his entire right eye). Now, Jack is a part of the Ungerlands. He will be one spoiled pooch.
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