Monday, July 02, 2007


The Best Part About Owning A Dog...

... is the way he will come over to see me,
for no reason, just to let me know I'm
important to him
... is the way he is always ready to lick the
jelly off my nose...
... is the way he looks into my eyes and finds
contentment in simply being near me
... is the way he will run all over the yard,
fetch a soggy tennis ball and bring it back
to me as if to say "look mom, it's all have,
but it's yours
... is the way he wakes me up in the morning by pushing
his cold wet nose in my ear and snuffing loudly
... is the way he shreds toilet paper all over the house,
because it's fun even though he knows he shouldn't
... is the way he's sure he can catch the ducks in the
lake today...
... is the way he comes over to me when he is sad
... is the way he wedges himself near me when I am sad and
push all others away, to console me with his love
... is the way he pounces on crickets in the backyard
... is the way he looks perplexed when they escape
... is the way he is terrified of the evil pink hula hoop
... is the way he doesn't mind how much of that horrid
perfume I'm wearing just because it was a gift from
my relative who's visiting
... is the way he doesn't care about bad hair day or
overdue bills
... is the way he loves you, even when you are impatient
with him and have no time this morning for a game
of tug-a-war
... is the way his coat feels like liquid silk under
my fingers
... is the way he finds wisdom beyond words


Last week, it was discovered that my dog has a cancerous tumor. She's scheduled for surgery today, and I'll be bringing her into my wonderful vet this morning. I don't have room in my brain to think about anything else.

Puppy prayers welcome.


anno said...

I'm so sorry, Marianne. I hope all goes well today.

Charity said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I know how hard this is. Sending warm thoughts your way.

Ceri said...

((((((Marianne and family))))) I'll be thinking of you and your dog today. I hope all goes well. Your post was so touching. I wish we could have a dog, but living in an apartment makes it impossible, but I enjoy my mom's dog who is wonderful. She was rescued from a horrible situation and she's the sweetest animal in the world.

Doggie prayers coming your way

Dru said...

{{{Marianne and family}}} I'm sending good luck vibes and prayers your way and I hope all goes well.

Melissa said...

Oh, Marianne,I'm so sorry about your puppy. Prayers headed your way! Keep us posted!

Gay said...

Hope all goes well. I know how much your dog means to you. (((HUGS))) and prayers.

groovyoldlady said...


I'm so sorry. Consider your puppy and family prayed for!

On another note; I was in the midst of editing when you left your comment on my site. Any tips/ideas for keeping abored, incapacitated hubby "busy"?

Shauna said...


I'm sending up puppy prayers! And prayers for you as well!

Tori Lennox said...

I'm coming in late here, but I'm sending prayers for your fur-baby, too.

Suzanne said...

Oh, Marianne. I'm so sorry. Let us know how it goes.

Dru said...

just checking in, any news on the surgery?