Have you ever been rescued by a pet?
It is more commonplace to think of people rescuing animals, but if we take time to reflect on it, they often rescue us. They love us when the rest of the world thinks we are unlovable, they remain at our side when we are sick, they enable us to smile when there is little to smile about, and more often than not, they make a very big difference in our life. In my forthcoming release, Meghan Briggs puts herself in danger when she swims out to save a dog floundering in the water—some might say such a thing is foolish, but if you asked Meghan, she’d say the dog changed her life and it all happened that summer…The Summer of New Beginnings.
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When my husband passed away I was lost. I got two shih tzus (sisters), one of which has a cleft lip. They saved me then and now – 13 years later! I also have a rescue dog. They are all so much company and comfort.
Pets are family. The one that breaks my heart the most wasn’t mine but belonged to my two sons. One was 16 and one was 6 at the time. We lived above my parents and they had cows. My Dad came in raising cane about our fur baby chasing his cows and we had better tie him up. My 16 year old would have no part in that because this dog was born to run and I have always taught them not to tie up animals. He had his dog a loving home the next day and still checks in on him now and he is 23 now. It still breaks my heart that he had to part with his baby. He hasn’t wanted a pet since. Maybe one day he will.
My dog Buddy loved me unconditionally and he also protected me unconditionally! Even my husband was on Buddy’s bad list if he thought that I was being treated unfairly. Buddy developed parvo as a puppy and I believe that my efforts to keep him alive were always remembered. I was never defenseless because Buddy was at my side always and he passed away at my back door. Many dogs go off when they sense death but I believe that Buddy wanted to be as near to me as he could and he also saved me the grief of wondering what hat happened!
I agree that pets love us unconditionally. I had a pet when I was a kid…a parrot, he was adorable! I was traveling out of a country and he flew away , we’ve been friends for 8 years. Couldn’t replace him after that…