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Harley and Aries

Harley and Aries

On a stormy, windy day in May, the sun was lost behind dark clouds. Thunder roared and the heavy rain began. I felt blessed to be in a warm, dry house in the country, while still able to enjoy hearing the rain on the roof. I sat in my chair facing the windows able to see the trees bending to the wind. The wisteria was blown wildly as the strong rain ruined its flowers. I was glad I had enjoyed them while I could, smelling their scent and loving their beautiful purple grape like clusters. My buckets on the porch filled quickly with water to use another day for my container garden.

We have six dogs and usually they don’t mind the spring rains or summer storms unless they’re rough like this one was. They like to be in the room where we are, watching to see if we’re close by. Only one seems bothered a little more than the rest laying even closer than the rest, but calming as we stroke her fur and tell her everything’s all right. She trusts us, so she lays down to rest, unless the thunder and lightning gets louder instead of passing quickly.

I could tell by all the sleeping dogs lying in their favorite places that the worst of the storm was over. I looked around and saw peace and I felt it too. I remember thinking at that very moment, “I am surrounded by angels.” I was deeply touched by this family picture of my husband and me in our chairs with our loving dogs all around us. I believe dogs are here with us to give unconditional love and to teach it to us. It can sometimes be a tough lesson for humans, but for dogs, I believe they have it down pat.

I remember begging my parents for a dog when I was about eight years old, wishing and believing with all my heart that I would have one soon.  When my best friend got a puppy, knowing how much I wanted one, her parents called my parents and said, “There’s one pup left, the runt!” I could hardly believe it when they said YES and we went to get Jessie, my first furry best friend!

Jessie was a black mixed breed dog who taught me about loyalty, unconditional love, bravery and so many more wonderful lessons. I grew up, moved out and Jessie died a very old dog that lived a good life out in the country and who was loved. I guess he taught me so well, I’ve had dogs all my life and I am amazed how much I’ve learned from every one of them. Each one came into my life in perfect timing.

I am convinced SpiritGod put them here on earth for a huge purpose and to help us humans live a better life. Not just dogs, but all our animals friends! They make me smile, try harder to be a good person, have helped me heal, and cry when it’s their time to go over the Rainbow Bridge. I also believe they are furry angels, always near and watching over me!

Princess pillow posing

Princess pillow posing

 

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