Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dang it, why do we get so attached to our pets?

I kept wondering, someone please give me an answer to my dilemma. I keep asking myself, “Why do we (pet owners) smile so big with joy when we come home to find our dog waiting for us?”  We’ve only been gone an hour to run up to the grocery store, but right there by the door or looking out the window there he is waging his tail. Then one day we start to speak to them in voices we never knew we had in ourselves. Then he will bark and growl back at us trying to communicate directly back to us.
Yep, that’s right; our dogs are family to us.  They will always love us no matter what.  So you think you are having a bad day; not at our house. Our dogs have always lifted up our spirits. When you are having a tough day he will always be there for us. They don’t care about your day.  They’re the ones that are by our side, in our bed, by our feet, just waiting for your hand to come down to touch them.
Yes, Kim and I are dog people. We know our guys love us no matter who we are and what we have done. They just love us. And it’s just natural for them and us.
We have had a rough week, but we are getting better every day. It helps that we have Jake and he loves snuggling with us. We both know that Scout is in a better place running and playing with some of our friends, furry pals without any pain. In my imagination he is lying beside the lake in a green pasture soaking wet waiting to jump in GOD’s lake to retrieve the next ball to be thrown his way….
Thanks for the time buddy; I will see you again someday in heaven….


About the author: Tom Branch, Jr. is a freelance outdoor writer and full time Lieutenant/Firefighter-Paramedic with over 27+ years of service with the Gwinnett County Fire Service in Georgia.  He has been working and consulting in the Outdoor Industry for over 17 years and is currently creating and managing a pro fishing team, developing new products, promoting products through demonstrations, designing packaging, and participates in different forums, radio & television shows.  Tom and his wife, Kim are supporters and volunteers with Operation One Voice. They live north of Atlanta near Braselton, GA with their lab “Jake”.

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