Animals serve all types of purposes for humankind. Some animals provide companionship. Some animals provide entertainment and make us laugh. Some animals provide us with food or clothing. For those of you out there who aren’t especially fond of animals as human companions, let me give you a little glimpse into the mind of a pet owner.
There are two types of people in this world: Animal lovers, and non pet owners. I’m not suggesting that people who don’t have pets hate animals. That’s not it at all! I’m merely assuming that people who love animals more than likely will keep one or more near them as pets. I love all types of animals, so I’ve always opened my heart and home to animals in need of love and care. Thankfully, Sue feels the same way, because conflicting views on this subject can certainly lead to marital strife.
Different types of pets appeal to different types of people. I can even understand why some people are drawn to exotic pets like snakes. It’s not that I would EVER keep a python, for example, as a pet: I’m only saying that snakes are interesting, so I guess some people will be drawn to them as pets. No, dogs are about the ideal pets in my book. I wrote a blog a few weeks ago about a very special cat in my life named Skunk, but for the most part dogs are better. We currently have a dog named Maxie in our lives. She’s the third one that Sue and I have owned, and she is just as unique as our prior two, Jedda and Lucy, were. We love to spoil our dogs, and Maxie is no exception! Let me give you a visual demonstration of why it’s so much fun to spoil a dog! Thanks Sue, for taking these pictures!
I walk in the house carrying the groceries I just purchased. Maxie has to inspect each bag before she will allow it past her, into the house. I purchased a smoked ham bone doggie treat at the store for my dear friend, and she saw me take it out of the bag!
I use a knife to cut the plastic wrap off the bone and hold it up for Maxie to see!
She watches the bone intensely, and waits for the command “Come!” She opens her wide jaws, snatches the bone from my hands and trots off to enjoy an evening of doggie heaven!
Was that fun, or what?